May 2007

Request for Proposals to Improve Access to Health Care

The Endowment is currently inviting proposals for projects that improve access to health care for children and youth in Wake County. Funded projects will serve uninsured children, build the capacity of care providers to meet the needs of underserved children and/or reach out to underserved families. Letters of Interest must be emailed by the end of the day Friday, June 1, 2007 to and

Please join us for a call-in information session on May 9 from 10:00 to noon. Dial 1-866-365-4406 and enter access number 8353565#.

Download the Request for Proposals [pdf] with submission instructions
Download the Budget Template [pdf]

Note that the application process outlined in the RFP is slightly different than the Endowment has used in the past and the one currently specified elsewhere on the Endowment Web site.

Change in Funding Cycle

The Endowment funds projects that fall into three portfolios: Access to Health Care; Physical Health; and Social, Emotional and Behavioral Health. To enhance the Endowment's ability to judge proposals in the context of others in the same area of interest, to increase opportunities to coordinate grant ideas from different agencies and to help us capitalize on the lessons we have learned from funded programs, we now consider proposals quarterly by portfolio. Here is the 2007 schedule:

Portfolio RFP Released Letter of Interest Due
Physical Health February 1 March 1
Access to Health Care May 1 June 1
Social, Emotional and
Behavioral Health
August 1 September 1

Endowment staff welcome conversations throughout the year about potential proposals in any portfolio. Discussions with us help you prepare a letter of interest. Please contact us at any time of year to talk about your ideas for helping Wake County children and youth receive needed healthcare services.