Mitchell and Yancey County Voices for Health

This page is dedicated to presenting a series of quotes from hundreds of residents of Mitchell and Yancey Counties recorded by SEARCH in numerous Community Conversations beginning in the Fall of 2018.  These conversations took place at a variety of locations such as churches, senior centers, fire departments, community centers, schools, and other organizations dedicated …

Taking Steps on the Path to Health

In two North Carolina counties, The Daily Mile is helping elementary school students – and the entire community – make strides toward prevention and wellness. Read about how the Duke Endowment is helping communities with this daily walking program at this link.

No Health, No Wealth

In SEARCH's ongoing efforts to research what has worked and what has not worked in Philanthropy around the nation, we came across this article.  Note, it is from November  2000, but since it talks about conversion foundations (foundations formed from the sale of a non-profit hospital systems to for-profit hospital systems) it seemed appropriate to …

Foundations say Communications Teams and Consultants are Keys to Grant-making Success

In this article by The Chronicles of Philanthropy the results of a study intended to help leaders who are new to the world of big-time grant making are described.  The short summary of suggestions is: Be Humble; Limit Your Scope Don't Skip Communications Practice Being a Good Grant Maker Read the entire article at the …