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June – NC Grant News Roundup

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The NC Grants Roundup can be a helpful tool when researching grant opportunities for your organization. For more tips read Becoming a “Grant Detective”: Best Practices for Grantseekers by Sarah Mann Willcox of the NC Network for Grantmakers.  

News about grants, gifts

The board of advisors of the Montgomery County Fund announced more than $26,000 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund.

This year’s Library Services and Technology Act grants totaled over $2.3 million, and include 39 awards for local library projects. Awardees were announced on June 8th.

I-77 Mobility Partners donated $50,000 to support Discovery Place Education Studio.

The Leon Levine Foundation of Charlotte committed $1 million to the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina on May 30th.

Cumberland Community Foundation awarded $679,400 in academic scholarships to students at its annual scholarship awards presentation on May 25th.

Caswell Friends of the Library received a surprise grant of $3,000 from The Community Foundation of the Dan River at a luncheon for Caswell County supporters in May.

Transitions LifeCare received a $125,000 grant from The Duke Endowment to establish a pediatric telehealth program.

The North Carolina Development Initiative received $750,000 from the Golden Leaf Foundation to help small businesses in NC counties impacted by Hurricane Matthew, western wildfires, Tropical Storm Julia, and Tropical Storm Hermine.

The Carolinas Foundation Center at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library held  Grant-Ready Program Development and Operations on Thursday, June 22nd from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas awarded $5,000 in scholarship money to East Rutherford High School this year through its High School Partnership Program, for giving more blood during the 2016-17 school year than any other high school that CBCC works with.

The Cary Women’s Giving Network announced $14,000 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund.

Duke Energy invested $2.7 million in more than 70 education and training initiatives across North Carolina.

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

The Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership received a $100,000 grant from the Biogen Foundation to build the professional capacity of outstanding teachers as they begin to lead their peers.

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 grant opportunities

The North Carolina Humanities Council is now accepting Large grant proposals for public humanities projects of extended scope that explore North Carolina’s rich diversity, traditions and cultures. Applicants may request a maximum of $25,000. This deadline for draft proposals is June 30th.

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

NC Community Foundation to host free grantseekers workshop on July 14th at Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount, NC. 


Note from the editor: The preceding is part of a new initiative for Philanthropy Journal. Each month we will publish a curated list of grant specific news for North Carolina. For weekly grant updates, please check NC Nonprofit News

If you are interested in having your organization featured in the next NC Grants Roundup, please send announcements or press releases to news@philanthropyjournal.org.

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