Great Smokies Health Foundation, a not for profit 501(c)(3), was created in August 2014 as the Legacy organization to West Care Health System (Harris Regional Hospital & Swain County Hospital) with proceeds from their sale to Duke Life Point, a for-profit entity.
The mission of the Great Smokies Health Foundation is to improve the health status of the residents of Jackson, Swain, Macon, & Graham counties through investment and collaboration focused on health, wellness, & prevention. The Foundation is governed by a local board with representatives from the communities being served.
Organizations seeking funding from the Great Smokies Health Foundation must be either a non-profit 501(c)(3) agency with a current Charitable Solicitation License issued by the North Carolina Secretary of State, or a city, county or other governmental agency.
The Foundation is currently working with our community healthcare providers and agencies to identify areas for future strategically-focused funding. Please contact the Foundation's staff with any questions regarding eligibility or our annual grant application process.
The Great Smokies Health Foundation FY2022-23 grant application cycle will open in mid-June 2022.
Great Smokies Health Foundation SYLVA Thrift Shop
Our SYLVA Thrift Shop, located at 965 Skyland Drive in Sylva, NC, offers a great variety and excellent prices on gently used items. The proceeds of the Sylva Thrift Shop go back into our community through our "Community Grant Program".