Gateway Wellness Foundation
Accepting Applications for 2020 Grants Cycle
Through August 30, 2020
Gateway is excited to announce that its 2020 grant cycle will be
open from August 1 until August 30, 2020.
Gateway’s inaugural year of funding focused primarily on projects related to
access to healthcare, early childhood development, food insecurity and housing.
These continue to be priorities. 501(c)(3) and government agencies serving the
residents of Burke, McDowell, Polk, and/or Rutherford counties are encouraged
to submit applications that offer dynamic solutions in these areas. Additionally,
Gateway is expanding its focus to include other innovative projects. These projects
may address (but are not limited to) issues around small business development,
centralized coordination of case management, student internet access, capacity
building, substance use disorder, and hardships that communities are experiencing
as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Gateway Wellness Foundation has identified a goal of making grants in each of
the 4 counties within their service area. The Foundation will accept requests of up
to $100,000 with only a limited number of awards being given out above $50,000.
Organizations are encouraged to submit requests for smaller projects.
The grant application is available online at
Grant decisions will be made before December 2020. For more information or to
determine if your organization qualifies, contact If you
encounter any technical difficulties while completing the online application, you are
encouraged to call (828) 559-9273 for assistance.
Gateway Wellness is a private nonoperating foundation that builds intentional
partnerships and collaborations with the sole purpose of improving the health and
well-being of the residents in Burke, McDowell, Polk, and Rutherford counties.
Its mission is to address the social determinants of health and provide funding to
organizations that seek solutions to obstacles to health and wellness for the people
of these counties.


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