01.31.12: News about grants, gifts

N.C. Rural Center, Raleigh, launched “New Generation Initiative” that will provide $3.6 million in resources to engage rural youth and young adults in the life of their communities.

N.C. Community Development Initiative, Raleigh, will award $1.94 million in grants in 2012 to 27 organizations in the state to spur economic growth in the state’s poorest and most distressed counties.

Durham Arts Council awarded total of $23,000 in emerging artists grants to 14 local artists.

Cason Companies established charitable fund with Community Foundation of Henderson County, Hendersonville, donating $6,500 through BP Fueling Communities grant program that will be directed to Interfaith Assistance Ministry for heating assistance.

Apple Gold Group, Applebee’s franchisee, raised over $3,000 for Duke Children’s Hospital.

Jacob’s Ladder Job Center, Charlotte, received $500 donation from PPG Industries.

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