The Evergreen Foundation will be hosting information sessions in each of the seven western counties for organizations interested in submitting a grant proposal. The Foundation will be accepting 2015 grant proposals through May 31 at 5 p.m.
The Evergreen Foundation’s focus is on improving the lives of individuals who have behavioral health, intellectual/ developmental disabilities, or substance abuse issues in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties. Grant priorities include proposals focusing on infrastructure of the private provider network; start up and service provision; scholarships to enhance the quality of the provider network; public awareness/education; and advocacy on behalf of consumers and the provider network. Prevention priorities for 2015 include suicide prevention and prescription drug over-dose prevention.