CaroMont Health Foundation

Community Grants

Thank you for your interest in the CaroMont Health Foundation Grants Program. The CaroMont Health Foundation awards grant funding to community organizations and CaroMont programs whose initiatives will support its mission of improving and enhancing the health and wellness of Gaston County. The application period for fiscal year 2020 will open Friday, February 15 and will close on Friday, March 22, 2019.

Click here to access the CaroMont Health Foundation Community Grants Application.

While the Foundation welcomes applications from any local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and CaroMont department, priority is given to direct service programs that respond to a demonstrated need in our community. Programs that are not duplicated in our area and those that collaborate with other local non-profit organizations or CaroMont departments are encouraged to apply. It is typically the practice of the Grants Committee to not grant awards to programs requesting funds for salary or building expenses. To remain able to quickly respond to emergent needs in our community, funds are reserved for direct service programs whenever possible and multiyear requests are not generally considered.

As you consider whether to seek grant funding, please use this to help you determine whether your program is a good fit. We receive a large number of requests annually, and we have to make difficult decisions when determining which programs to support. If you have any questions about grants or any Foundation program, please contact the Foundation office at 704.834.4034 or Foundation@caromonthealth.org.

Some examples of our 2019 grant programs include:

Assistance to Cancer Patients
We are proud to support programs offered by Cancer Services of Gaston County. They are able to support many patients in Gaston County with transportation, nutrition and medication needs facing a life-changing cancer diagnosis.

Dental Care for Cancer Patients
Some patients are in need of dental work before or after undergoing radiation treatments for certain head and neck cancers. In fact, treatment may have to be delayed or cancelled if the dental work is not performed. The Foundation supports the work of the CaroMont Cancer Center and local dentists to help patients receive necessary dental care.

Nutrition Support for Students
The CaroMont Health Foundation is proud to support the BackPack Weekend Food Program, a non-profit organization that provides backpacks filled with healthy, non-perishable food to children who may otherwise miss meals during the weekend.

Please contact the CaroMont Health Foundation office at Foundation@caromonthealth.org with questions.