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6.26.17 NC Nonprofits News

 |  Haily Jones

News about grants, gifts

Community Foundation of Henderson County awarded local students 229 scholarships totaling $471,700 for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The board of advisors of the Johnston County Community Foundation announced $42,050 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund.

The Board of Directors of United Way of Henderson County approved a total community investment of $1.53 million for 2017/2018 fiscal year, including grants to 44 Henderson County health and human service programs at 26 agencies working to advance the common good.

The Franklin County Community Foundation announced $1,350 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund.

Trustees of The Duke Endowment in Charlotte approved $8.4 million in new grants to support organizations in North and South Carolina that are working to expand opportunities for vulnerable children.

The Cary Women’s Giving Network announced $14,000 in local grant awards.

The Leon Levine Foundation announced that it will support Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg by offering a $350,000 matching gift challenge grant over a two-year period.

News about people, groups

Triangle Emerging Arts Leaders will partner with The Mothership to host their June Happy Hour.

Concord Hospitality’s Annual Share Day took place on June 15th with over 60 Concord Associates working together to provide home repairs and modifications to low-income homeowners in Garner, NC.

United Way of the Greater Triangle brought together volunteers from around the Triangle to create 1,500 weekend meal and reading kits for Durham area students on June 21st.

On June 14th, Say Yes Guilford kicked off to their Postsecondary Planning System by thanking the faculty and staff at each of the 12 “launch schools.”

The North Carolina Community Foundation has named Wilson Simmons as its chief financial officer.

The State Library of North Carolina, State Archives of North Carolina, and the North Carolina Museum of History hosted a book talk by noted author, historian and speaker, Frank Blazich Jr., on “Bataan Survivor” on June 24th.

Nine-year-old Chance Clayton of Cary has been chosen by JDRF to join a delegation of children and celebrity advocates in Washington, D.C. this summer at JDRF 2017 Children’s Congress from July 24th-26th.

Eight racers began their bicycle race for 3,000 Miles to a Cure on June 17th, with over $28,000 being raised for brain cancer research before the race began. 

As TechTriad’s 2017 Extreme Nonprofit Makeover recipient, Guilford Green Foundation will get a free new website and logo, training and assistance on web content management including social media, assistance with Google AdWords, technology upgrades, and other professional guidance valued at $50,000.

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation has provided an update to its strategic assessment and planning process and announced a new emerging direction to guide its work.

The City of Raleigh held the 2017 Summer Games for the 24th consecutive year on June 2nd-4th, attracting over 1,900 athletes, more than 1,000 volunteers and thousands of cheering supporters and family members.

Wells Fargo & Company celebrated International Day of Family Remittances by waiving all transfer fees for ExpressSend remittances sent from June 16th through June 18th.

Alesia Winstead was able to purchase a 1998 Chevy Malibu through the Wheels4Hope vehicle program for $500 on June 17th.

ArtsGreensboro hosted their annual meeting on June 21st, including performances, awards, and special announcements about the organization. 

News about opportunities, initiatives

The Shore Grief Center announced their Grief Retreat for October 19th-22nd at Carolina Beach.

The Fourth of July Celebration at Kenan Stadium will begin at 7:00 p.m. with family fun and fireworks.

Registration is now open for the “Project NO REST 2017 Conference: FEET on the Ground: Fortifying Efforts to Eradicate Human Trafficking in NC.”

Registration for Over the Edge is now open with prime-time slots selected by the quickest fundraisers.

The Town of Chapel Hill and Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership announced the free Movies Under the Stars summer series held outdoors on top of the Wallace Parking Deck every other Thursday.

Signups and camp dates for Respect Ability Foundation Summer Music Camps can be done at Cornelius & Davidson Recreation Departments.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals NC Triad Monthly Meeting will take place on June 27th at the Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden in Kernersville, NC.

The first annual Nonprofit Games will take place on July 20th at Frankie’s Fun Park.

COMPANY will premiere No. 19 / Modulations in July, providing audiences two opportunities to experience this new work that incorporates dance, visual art, film, projection, and live music.

Applications are available for those interested in being a Student Action with Farmworkers Solidaridad intern in the Fall.

On June 27th, Triangle Land Conservancy will host Wild Ideas for Clean Water for experts and the community to share ideas to safeguard clean water, protect natural habitats, support local farms and food, and connect people with nature.

Communities In Schools is seeking volunteers who are interested in working with youth and invites them to attend a volunteer orientation on July 6th.

Registration is open for The Post Foundation’s 2nd Annual Golf Tournament taking place on September 15th.

Brookdale Senior Living and Duke Heart are partnering together to target local Seniors and their families with critical and useful information at the free presentation titled, “Understanding and Managing Congestive Heart Failure” on June 27th.

Rockingham, Pamilico, Jones and Harnett County Community Foundations are now accepting grant applications for their community grantmaking funds. 


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