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Mar
21

REMINDER: Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Accepting Letters of Intent for Inclusive Public Art Initiative until March 25 at 12:00pm

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR) is accepting Letters of Intent for a second cohort of Inclusive Public Art projects across the state until March 25, 2022 at 12:00pm (noon). To access information about the Letter of Intent process, visit ZSR’s website: https://www.zsr.org/inclusive-public-art.

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Mar
16

Dogwood Health Trust Announces Economic Opportunity Request For Proposals

Asheville, N.C. – Dogwood Health Trust has announced a new request for proposals from non-profit, non-traditional small business lenders, such as Community Development Financial Institutions, revolving loan funds, Economic Development Corporations, and similar lenders that serve the 18 counties of Western North Carolina, including the Qualla Boundary. The application will be posted on March 28 and responses are due by 5:00 pm on May 16, 2022. Award notifications will be made by the end of July 2022 with funds being distributed in September 2022. Organizations that wish to learn more or apply are encouraged to attend one of two virtual information sessions: March 29 and April 20, both at 12:00 pm. To register, visit Dogwood’s Economic Opportunity webpage.

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Mar
15

SECU Foundation Announces $1.5 Million Commitment for New Hospice Initiative in Boone

RALEIGH, N.C., March 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - SECU Foundation has announced a significant grant of $1.5 million to AMOREM, the recent integration of Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care and Burke Hospice and Palliative Care.  The Foundation’s commitment will go toward the construction of a new residential hospice facility – the AMOREM SECU Patient Care Unit of the High Country. The new site will help expand AMOREM’s services and increase access to respite, palliative, and end-of-life care for patients and families from Watauga County and the High Country region.

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Mar
14

$4.25M in COVID relief grants distributed to NC nonprofits by North Carolina Community Foundation

March 14, 2022 – More than a year after the first North Carolina Healing Communities Fund grants were issued by the North Carolina Community Foundation, the fund has distributed $4.25 million to help provide critical resources for nonprofit organizations impacted by revenue loss and increased demand for services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mar
04

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina issues Two Food and Farming Grants totaling $55,000

Bounty & Soul (BAS) received $25,000 to support Produce to the People™ and its Farmers Alliance, programs that address food, farms and health through a lens of equity and inclusion. Produce to the People™ remains BAS’s cornerstone program that distributes fresh, nourishing foods to people experiencing food insecurity. It currently distributes food through a bi-weekly drive-through market, food box delivery directly to those who experience barriers to accessing the drive-through markets, and a weekly pop-up market in Latinx neighborhoods. Its Farmers Alliance program includes 46 local farmers, growers and businesses that donate or sell BAS products for distribution. BAS works to have reciprocal relationships with the alliance partners and has prioritized sourcing culturally relevant foods from black, indigenous, and other farmers of color in WNC. BAS serves Buncombe, McDowell, Rutherford, Transylvania and Henderson counties.

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Mar
02

Cumberland Community Foundation Announces 2022 Robert H. Short Scholars Awards

Fayetteville, NC – Cumberland Community Foundation has announced the twenty-one recipients of the 2022 Robert H. Short Scholars Awards representing over $600,000 in awards. This last-dollar-in award provides up to $7,500 per year for up to four years for a total of $30,000 per student (and $630,000 overall). High school seniors from Cumberland County, NC are eligible to apply and are selected based on financial need, academic achievement, and community service or work history.

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Mar
01

Black Philanthropy Initiative Announces Impact Grant Recipients during Black History Month

The Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) announces $10,500 in grants awarded through its Impact Grants program. BPI’s Impact Grants are investments in programs, projects, and initiatives supporting Forsyth County’s Black communities, and the grantees are local groups and organizations with annual budgets under $150,000.
 

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Feb
24

Blue Cross Blue Shield NC Foundation Gives $450,000 Grant to Lactation Certificate Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Feb. 22, 2022) - Support for infant health among people of color is about to take a leap forward in the Triad area, thanks to a $450,000 grant to the Foundation for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.

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Feb
22

SECU Foundation gives $40,000 Grant to Help Higher Ed Works Expand Resources for Education Initiative

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SECU Foundation has awarded a $40,000 grant to Higher Ed Works (HEW) to help the non-partisan public charity support and promote public higher education in North Carolina. HEW will use the funding to expand resources for written and video production, helping to fulfill their mission to educate North Carolinians about the great value of the state’s public, postsecondary education. Over the next two years, Higher Ed Works will place special emphasis on promoting the North Carolina Community College System in conjunction with the ambitious goal of myFutureNC – ensuring that by 2030, two million North Carolinians have a high-quality credential or a postsecondary degree.

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Feb
16

John Rex Endowment's Racial Equity Capacity Building Request for Proposal is now available

The funding purpose is to increase organizations’ effectiveness to lead with a racial equity commitment both in their own organizations and in the broader systems in which they work.

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