12.15.11: News about grants, gifts

GlaxoSmithKline awarded $40,000 each to The Healing Place of Wake County, Raleigh; Helping Hand Clinic, Sanford; Housing for New Hope, Durham; Moore Free Care Clinic, Southern Pines; North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center, Mebane; and Senior PharmAssist, Durham.

Bowl Away CF raised over $23,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at inaugural event at Buffaloe Lanes, Cary.

City Market Pig Wars, new First Friday event at City Market, Raleigh, raised over $4,800 for Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia

Greensboro-based Market America and SHOP.COM donated $5,000 to Earlier.org to help fight breast cancer.

Mission Foundation reached $15 million goal to help fund SECU Cancer Center, Mission Hospital, Asheville; SECU Foundation jumpstarted campaign with $5 million grant in 2010.

N.C. Rural Economic Development Center awarded 62 grants totaling $9.6 million, through appropriations from N.C. General Assembly and other funders, to create 1,211 new jobs and assist projects benefiting 51 counties.

John Rex Endowment, Raleigh, making capacity-building grants totaling $97,900 to N.C. Pediatric Society, Pan Lutheran Ministries, Alliance of Disability Advocates, and Autism Society of North Carolina.

Waste Industries USA donated commercial front-end loader worth $115,000 to Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology program, Wake Technical Community College.

Greensboro Urban Ministry’s 20th annual Feast of Caring on Nov. 7 raised $46,092 in donations and pledges, and attracted 2,105 guests.

Winston-Salem Symphony received $40,000 grant from Samuel A. and Roslyn S. Harris Fund, The Winston-Salem Foundation.

PCL Construction Services, Charlotte, donated $10,000 to help kick off annual Harvest Feast Marathon, Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, Charlotte.

Arts Together, Raleigh, awarded $5,000 grant from Verizon for organizational sponsorship.

SunTrust Foundation, Durham, will make grants of $15,000 each to Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, Raleigh, and to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, Winston-Salem. SunTrust branches in both regions will support both food banks by conducting public food drives through December 2011 and January 2012.

CORRAL Riding Academy, Cary, received grant from Stephenson Pope Babcock Foundation.

Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, Duke University, received $1 million pledge to endow its directorship from Merle Hoffman.

Blue Water Spa, Raleigh, donated $107,000 to Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County.

Carolina Hurricanes’ Kids ‘N Community Foundation, Raleigh, awarded $35,000, its largest grant ever, to Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem to feed over 800 families who stay there annually while their children receive medical care at local hospitals.

Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County, Winston-Salem, received two match grants totaling $20,000 from State Farm, and grant of $59,772 from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in Minneapolis, or 55 percent of cost of building Habitat home for local family.

Biogen Idec Foundation, Research Triangle Park, and Triangle Community Foundation, Durham, awarded 17 grants totaling nearly $30,000 to Triangle-area schools and nonprofits for science education.

Jacob’s Ladder Job Center, Charlotte, raised $17,000 at 13th anniversary celebration.

John William Pope Foundation, Raleigh, awarding $1.24 million in grants to humanitarian, arts and education nonprofits, and to universities in Raleigh area; Foundation also raised $300,000 at its 25th anniversary dinner for StepUP Ministry, Raleigh.

Harris Teeter, Greensboro district, giving $8,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, Winston-Salem.

Junior League of Charlotte received $3,000 from Speedway Children’s Charities.

Blue Water Spa, Raleigh, donated $107,000 to Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County.

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