TNHF Awards Two $10,000 Scholarships

Triangle North Healthcare Foundation's Board of Directors has awarded two $10,000to individuals currently working in health care and currently enrolled in health degree programs for associate degrees or higher.

The scholarships program launched in January and awards were made in February. The recipients met the following requirements:

  • Currently employed part time or full time in a health-related position
  • Currently enrolled in a health-related degree program at an accredited college or university, pursuing an associate degree or higher
  • A minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5.
  • Preference will be given to applicants living and working in Franklin, Granville, Vance, or Warren counties.

Scholarships were awarded to:

Holly Hilliard, who lives in Henderson and works at Maria Parham Health-Franklin, as a Psych Tech 1. She is pursuing a Doctor of Occupational Therapy at Baylor University.

Justin Preddy, who lives in Granville County and is a Compliance Captain with Franklin County EMS, is pursuing a Master of Health Science degree at Western Carolina University.

Funding for Triangle North Healthcare Foundation's scholarship programs are made possible through a gift from the estates of Dr. Andrew and Felcie Newcomb.

Since the Foundation began awarding scholarships in 2013, $130.00 has been awarded to students in the four-county region.

                                                  Triangle North Healthcare Foundation Awards Grants for Local Health Impact

Triangle North Healthcare Foundation's Board of Directors has awarded 17 grants to 15 organizations totaling $784,185, which will support programs designed to positively impact health throughout the four-county region.

Since beginning grantmaking in 2013, the Foundation has invested over $4.6 million in funding for programs to improve health in the four-county region, which includes Vance, Granville, Franklin, and Warren counties.

"Through our grants to local partners, we are investing in programs that will help fulfill our mission to improve health," said Tem Blackburn, interim executive director for the Foundation. "Our hope is that these grant awards will result in healthy outcomes for children and adults in the four counties we serve," said Blackburn.

Grants awarded this year include programs that will provide a broad range of approaches for improving health-- from programs that heal and support victims of trauma; programs that teach and promote healthy lifestyles; and programs that provide care, treatment, and support for those with addiction disorders. "In all of our grant programs, health and wellness are at the heart of what they do," said Blackburn.

Recipients of the 2023-2024 TNHF grants include:

Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central North Carolina - Triple Play, a three-component health and wellness program for youth ages 6-18.

Edmonds Tennis and Education Foundation - ETEF Youth Internship Program, will train youth, ages 15—18 years of age, in all aspects of planning and promoting a non-profit organization.

Granville Vance Public Health - CFFD-Tooth Club, a program to address and correct oral health issues among students enrolled in Vance County Schools, Henderson Collegiate, and Vance County Head Start.

Henderson Collegiate Tele-Health Program, an onsite tele-health program in partnership with a telemedicine provider to address chronic health concerns during the school day.

Henderson Family YMCA Safety Around Water, in partnership with Vance County Schools a fundamental water safety skills class for all 2nd grade students.

In a second program, Youth Development Camps, provides year-round after school and summer recreational opportunities, arts and crafts, STEM activities, cultural opportunities, physical and nutritional instruction, and other related activities.

Legacy Human ServicesARC Men Dental Program, will provide men recovering from addiction with dental care and treatment to restore their health, well-being, and self-confidence.

Life Line Outreach, Inc. - Funding for Life Line Inc., funds will be used to upgrade existing facilities and provide improved access to educational, medical, and social services to residents as well as provide recreational opportunities for resident children.

NC MedAssist Health Equity for Granville, Franklin, Vance, and Warren County Residents, will continue to provide free prescription medications for low income and uninsured individuals via mail order. In addition, two over-the-counter medicine giveaway events will be implemented in 2024 in the TNHF region.

S.a.M. Child Advocacy Center - Child Forensic Interviews – provides a centralized, child-centered approach to investigation that reduces the risk of trauma to children who are victims of abuse or witnesses to violent crimes. With an interdisciplinary team of professionals located in one, child-friendly location, this program provides an important component of a comprehensive child abuse investigation. The program also offers opportunities for healing for the child and non-offending family members.

Shepherd Youth RanchTrail to Success, provides skill building for youth suffering from grief, loss, abandonment, and abuse. Participants enter an intensive 24-week program, which consists of weekly group and monthly family sessions in a unique program that uses rescued horses to help with therapy.

Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc. (TROSA)Long-term Substance Abused Recovery for TNHF Residents, a two-year residential recovery program with treatment, education, vocational training, and health care for residents of the Triangle North region who suffer from alcohol and substance use addiction, free of charge.

Turning Point Community Development CorporationCreating Success Education Center-Out-of-School Time Programs, after school and summer programs that provide academic support, social-emotional learning, physical activity, and social and cultural enrichment opportunities to school-aged children. The Summer Learning Program offers full-day programming for 6 weeks to prevent summer learning loss using a variety of instructional and experiential methods.

In a second program, through Produce Box and Prepared Meal Food Distribution, Turning Point CDC will provide food distribution to low-income seniors and families including access to fresh produce and locally sourced protein twice a month for ten months.

Vance Charter School – Vance Charter School's Remote Area Medical Clinic, a two-day remote area medical clinic providing no cost medical, dental, and vision care services in the Spring of 2024.

Vance County Schools – VCMS Healthful Living, an after-school program at Vance County Middle School providing a daily fitness program, nutrition and wellness support, introduction to a variety of sports, and mindfulness of self-care for participants.

Warren County Memorial Library - Wellness in Warren, a program to provide intergenerational nutrition and physical fitness programs to Warren County residents using a Charlie Cart, a mobile food preparation station, and local agency experts to teach classes that promote health and wellness.

All of the grant programs fall into one or more of the Foundation's five focus areas, which include Child Well-Being, Chronic Disease, Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder, Nutrition and Physical Fitness, and Reproductive Health.

2024-2025 Responsive Grant Cycle Open

Triangle North Healthcare Foundation has announced that its 2024 grant cycle is open. Letters of Interest will be accepted through April 1, 2024.  

The Foundation seeks programs and projects that will provide positive impact in one or more of the five focus areas: Child Well-Being, Chronic Disease, Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders, Nutrition and Physical Activity, and Reproductive Health.  Nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools are eligible to apply.

 The link to the Foundation’s online grant portal is available at the website:

 The Foundation’s mission-- to encourage, support, and invest in quality efforts that measurably improve health in the Triangle North area-- is achieved through funding programming that focuses on improving health.

Since beginning its grantmaking in 2013, the Foundation has invested over $4.6 million in programs that serve the four counties in the region: Franklin, Granville, Vance, and Warren.  The Foundation Board’s hope is that through grantee organizations and the people they serve, the Board’s vision for the future of our region will be realized…   “to live in a healthy community.”

The Foundation’s grants coordinator, Carolyn Powell, is available to discuss ideas for grant projects or to assist with grant writing.  First time applicants should request a meeting.  Call 252-430-8532 to schedule an appointment.  Information about current and past funded programs and projects is also available on the website.

A regional healthcare grant making organization based in Henderson, NC, Triangle North Healthcare Foundation was established in 2011, following the merger of Maria Parham Medical Center and Duke Lifepoint.

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