* National Institutes of Health awarded $1.25 million grant to Center for Excellence in Research, Teaching and Learning, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and two other partners for improvement of Winston-Salem schools’ science education.
* NFL Charities donated $100,000 to United Way of Central Carolinas in recognition of work done to assist those displaced by hurricanes Katrina and Rita and to fund continued rebuilding efforts.
* Guilford Green Foundation awarded $60,000 in grants to Guilford County lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups and organizations.
* Town of Cary granted $9,561 to Triangle Family Services’ Domestic Offenders Sentenced to Education program, delivering treatment, education and rehabilitation services to abusers and domestic violence victims.
* To fight obesity in North Carolina’s children, Alice Aycock Poe Center, Raleigh, announced creation of “Wholesome Routines” comprehensive school education program to teach children about nutrition and physical activity.
* United Way of Greater High Point announced disbursement of $250 each to four families displaced by Hurricane Katrina and identified other needs requiring additional funds.