The United Family Services, with NBC6’s Sonja Gantt, will present the Third Annual Art with Heart Auction on Sat., March 1, 2003 at the Design Center Atrium of the Carolinas in Charlotte, North Carolina. Silent auction begins at 6:30pm. For information and tickets, call United Family Services at 704-367-2705 or visit the website.
The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies have approved the creation of a new foundation. It will allow AAN members and others to make tax-deductible contributions to support the Academy for Alternative Journalism, a program for minority journalism students at the mediall School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
High Point Regional Health System has been named a Founding Hospital of The Victory Junction Gang Camp. The camp provides sessions year-round for children ages 7 to 15–and their families–living with life-threatening illness.
Nine North Carolina retailers will help raise funds to help Proctor & Gamble’s annual “Inspire Greatness” promotion, which hopes to generate more than $5.5 million for Special Olympics programs nationwide. The nine retailers include Eckerd, Galaxy Food Centers, Family Dollar, Harris Teeter, IGA, Kerr Drug, Lowes Foods, North Carolina military commissaries and Winn-Dixie.
The United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona are accepting proposals from local IRS-qualified nonprofit organizations for its first round of Community Impact funding through its unrestricted funds. All proposals are due March 3, 2003. Visit the website for information about United Way’s request, or call Philip Rowland-Seymour at 903-9000 x717.
The Rockefeller Foundation gave $1 million to 40 performing arts groups through its Multi-Arts Production Fund. The fund helps support the creation and production of high-quality new work. Individual grants range from $40,000 to $14,000. For more information on the fund, visit the website.
Entergy Corp. donated $1.2 million to the Foundation for the Mid-South to help fund Individual Development Account programs throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and southeast Texas.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality are launching a five-year program to develop goals to help Americans change unhealthy habits. The foundation will award up to $5 million in two rounds of grants to identify ways to change risky behaviors. The agency will provide $6 million over two years to provide the system to test ideas and research. For guidelines for grant applications, visit the website. Deadline for proposals is 2pm, Feb. 28, 2003.