News about grants, gifts
The Belk Foundation donate $40,000 per year for two years to Heart Math Tutoring, a non-profit organization aimed at helping students in high-poverty elementary schools to increase math skills and academic confidence. Faison Enterprises also awarded $30,000 to Heart Math Tutoring to support the program.
State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation donated $75,000 to assist funding of Season 6 of the Biz Kid$ TV Series.
In 2016, Duke Energy Progress employees and customers via the Energy Neighbor Fund, a program for Duke Energy Progress aimed at helping customers in need, gave $600,000 in bill assistance North and South Carolina customers. The program has provided more than $16 million to households since the program’s inception in 1985.
News about people, groups
Habitat for Humanity of Craven County held a memorial service on February 4th in recognition of the passing of their Executive Director, J. Mark Beard.
United Arts Council held their February First Friday exhibition at their office in Raleigh on February 3rd. The exhibit featured work by Anthony Garcia-Copian.
Greensboro Urban Ministry announced that the support from people from Guliford County, the organization supplied 41,117 pounds of food to New York State.
NC WARN held a conference in Raleigh on February 4th regarding solutions to climate change and actions that people can take in North Carolina.
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation announced that Tracey-Greene Washington will be leaving the organization in February. She served as the Community Economic Development Program Officer for the organization.
The Women’s Sports Foundation hosted a briefing regarding protection of rights under Title IX on February 1st on Capitol Hill in honor of National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
MiracleFeet named Dr. Amrit Ray and Jarret Fass to their Board of Directors. In addition to this news, MiracleFeet recently reached the milestone of 20,000 kids in treatment, and PBS News Hour will air a profile of MiracleFeet in February.
The NC Center for Nonprofits will host a Public Policy Forum on March 20th and a NC Nonprofits Day on March 21st in Raleigh.
Reinvestment Partners will host The Future of Banking in Rural North Carolina on February 16th in Raleigh. The symposium will examine economic and banking trends in rural North Carolina and how they affect bank branch locations.
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