2.16.15 NC Nonprofit News

News about grants, gifts

The SECU Foundation has awarded scholarships to approximately 4,700 North Carolinians, and with the 2015 program renewal, the monetary commitment will reach $46 million! Click here to learn more.

The Lucy Daniels Center has received a $5,000 grant from Caterpillar Foundation to support Lucy’s Book Club, which will help provide educational programming to support healthy development for children in the Triangle region and build their literacy skills. Follow the link for more information.

Urban Ministries of Wake County has received a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation in the amount of $9,750 to expand its Open Door Clinic, which aims to serve as many as 1,600 low-income patients by the end of next year.

News about people, groups 

The Heart Balm Ball, benefiting the Lucy Daniels Center sold out for its February 14th event.  To read more about inaugural ball, read more here.

On Saturday, February 21, the Visual Art Exchange will host it’s annual For the Love of Art Auction & Gala. For more information on this upcoming event, follow the link.

On Sunday, February 15th, more than 200 women from nine different Winston-Salem churches came together  for an afternoon of sisterhood, heart health and sharing.  In celebration of American Heart Month and the 7th year that Winston-Salem has gone red, Novant Health, the Office of Mayor Joines, and the American Heart Association invited women from different Winston-Salem congregations to come together to learn about how they can prevent heart disease. Click here for more information.

Raleigh YoungLives will be hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser Saturday, February 21, 2015. All proceeds raised will go toward the Raleigh YoungLives. For more information, click here.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Culture Mill, a new non-profit based in Saxapahaw, NC, and dedicated to the development of the performance-related arts, announces its public launch at the Haw River Ballroom on March 28th with a day of dynamic and interdisciplinary collaborative performances. Learn more at www.culturemill.org.

The Women’s Impact Fund, a collective giving organization, will host an important conversation on an increasingly hot topic: how should we measure nonprofit effectiveness? For more information and to register, follow the link.

Activate Good is seeking a variety of professionals to join in completing high impact pro bono volunteer projects for causes around the Triangle during Pro Heroes 2015. To view the full list of projects and apply visit http://activategood.org/proheroes/.

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