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What We Fund

Creating Strong Organizations

Impact Alamance works closely with organizations that address our priority areas of Healthier, Smarter and Stronger.  These strategic investments focus on population level outcomes and are centered around systems change, advocacy, and built environment.  A portion of our investments are responsive grants.  These grant opportunities are available to any nonprofit in Alamance County, serving Alamance County residents.  These opportunities are listed below with their specific criteria and guidelines.

Community Forward Grant

Status: Open Year-Round

Description:  The Community Forward Grant was designed to encourage new opportunities, build stronger relationships, and inspire sustainable community developments by providing funding to support community initiatives. The goal is to invest in great ideas and the people who power them, in hopes of granting greater opportunities for innovations, improvements and benefits by community residents. This grant is intended for Alamance County residents, not for nonprofits and organizations.

      • This grant of up to $10,000 can provide support to enable activities, projects, and events across all sectors including but not limited to environment, sustainability, sport and recreation, arts and culture, health and wellbeing, and community and neighborhood development.
      • We prioritize proposals that will make the county more equitable in opportunities and outcomes, especially for Black people, Indigenous people, Hispanic/Latinx people, people of color and/or people from rural communities.

Project idea is initiated by community members and addresses the direct needs and wants of the community. This grant is not intended to fund projects led by organizations.

  • Grant recipients can be a “fiscal agent” such as a religious institution, recognized nonprofit (501)(c)(3) or government entity, as long as the purpose of the grant is utilized by community members.
  • Applications will be assessed according to the following criteria:
    • Purpose and Priorities: Does the proposal respond to the grant purpose, diverse and priority populations, and direct community involvement?
    • Value and Benefit: Does the proposal provide value and benefit to the community?
    • Delivery and Capacity: Is the proposal and budget outlined? Is this initiative achievable?

How to 
apply: *Please contact our Community Engagement Manager, Jewel Tillman at 336-395-7009 or for further details.

*No application for this*

Progress and Enhancement Fund

Status: CLOSED. The next grant cycle will open in Spring of 2024.

Description: A competitive one-time grant opportunity of up to $50,000 that can be awarded to Alamance County 501(c)(3) non-profits seeking to improve access to care, education, or the economy as identified in the 2022 Community Health Assessment for Alamance County.  Grant awards can be used for equipment needs only.

Eligibility: Must be located in Alamance County, serving Alamance County residents.

  • Organization must have its 501(c)(3) nonprofit status for at least 2 years.
  • Organization must demonstrate that they have the capacity to manage a grant.
  • Funds requested can be used for equipment needs only.
  • Equipment must be used on a consistent basis (at least weekly).
  • Organizations that have had a vehicle funded previously are not eligible for future vehicle requests.
  • Organizations that received funding from the Community Health Fund in 2023 are not eligible to apply until 2025.
  • Priority will be given to organizations serving a large percentage of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) in Alamance County.


We are NOT able to provide grants to the following:

  • Organizations that cannot provide a W9 or current solicitation license
  • Organizations that have a grant request that exceeds their total assets
  • Individuals
  • Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns
  • For-profit organizations
  • Youth sports/Little league teams/booster clubs/scouting organizations
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, culture, language, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status or religion
  • Individual churches
  • Grants for operations, programs or to fund new or existing staff

A strong application will demonstrate:

  • Two years of organizational operation 
  • Proven track record of service in Alamance County
  • How the organization gains insights from people with lived experience in the area of service provided
  • Financial statements demonstrating revenue and expenses over two years (current year and previous year)
  • Clear project plans
  • Description of project need
  • Organization capacity to manage the scale of the project
  • Ability to sustain any ongoing maintenance costs

How to apply: Please click the link below to complete and submit the Letter of Intent form. Be prepared to provide organization and contact information, a very brief description of the project, and an approximate project dollar amount you are requesting. For specific questions please contact our VP of Programs, Marcy Green at 336-261-8179 or