News about grants, gifts
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina’s Pigeon River Fund awarded $309,635 to environmental groups working in Western North Carolina.
Trustees of The Duke Endowment approved more than $8 million in new grants to United Methodist organizations in North Carolina. The 24 grants approved at the Trustees’ February meeting came through the Rural Church program area, which focuses on enhancing congregational vitality, deepening spiritual formation, and fostering community impact.
The MeFine Foundation’s Angel Tree Project collected over 1,100 toys, gift cards and baby items for children with chronic and critical illness.
The North Carolina Community Foundation continues to allocate grants from the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund to support recovery efforts related to Hurricane Matthew and flooding in affected areas of the state. The Pitt County Community Foundation, a local affiliate of NCCF, has distributed $10,920 to date. The grant was directed to Habitat for Humanity of Pitt County for vouchers to replace household items.
News about people, groups
Heart Math Tutoring held their Third Annual HearthThrob event to support the organization on February 10th.
United Way of North Carolina released the Self-Sufficiency Standard Report for North Carolina 2017 on Thursday, February 16. The report provides data to inform United Ways’ and their partners’ efforts to help families and individuals make progress towards real economic security.
The Young Nonprofit Professional Network (YNPN) held their Social Media Panel which discussed the role of social media to bring a change in the nonprofit sector on February 15th in Chapel Hill.
With funding from the The North Carolina Arts Council, a collaboration with universities across the state will bring music from 11 countries in east Africa, all connected by the Nile River, to North Carolina for a series of musical celebrations.
Methodist Home for Children celebrated its 20th annual gala, A Winter’s Tale, on Feb. 4 with 585 guests at the Raleigh Convention Center. The gala raised $315,000 to benefit MHC and its work to provide children with safe, stable homes throughout North Carolina.
The NC State College of Design Natural Learning Initiative’s 10th annual Growing In Place symposium will be held March 17 at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Triangle Chapter will host altru 2017 on March 9 at the Brier Creek Country Club. The event will feature a philanthropy resource fair, roundtable conversations and networking opportunities.
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