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7.17.17 NC Nonprofit News

 |  Haily Jones

News about grants, gifts

Duke staff and faculty visited Governor Roy Cooper this week to present a $51,000 Doing Good in the Neighborhood donation from Duke employees to the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund. The contribution will go toward Hurricane Matthew relief efforts.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was awarded a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for an initiative designed to integrate the humanities into UNC’s broader curriculum and foster new humanities-related avenues of public engagement.

Raleigh Little Theatre received major-gifts, raising over $740,000 from 39 individuals and eight institutions to improve accessibility and technology throughout its campus.

The Asheville Merchants Fund of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina awarded $405,000 in grants to nine Buncombe County nonprofit organizations to fund projects designed to strengthen the community.

The Joey Lagano Foundation made a donation of $20,000 to Victory Junction to fund 8 camperships on July 5th.

News about people, groups

Triangle Land Conservancy and Chatham Cider Works hosted a Bushel for Brumley apple gleaning at Brumley Nature Preserve on July 15th. For every 8 pounds of apples gathered, Chatham Cider works donated $2 to Triangle Land Conservancy.

Dress for Success Triangle hosted a graduation celebration in June at Lenovo for 45 women who had completed a 10-week in-depth job search program, Going Places Network.

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network enjoyed an evening at the Durham Bulls game during last month’s networking social.

Fullstream Brewery hosted a happy hour harvest pop-up event to benefit Triangle Land Conservancy on July 8th.

24 Foundation named its grant recipients on July 10th that the organization and two of its signature events will support in 2017. The five primary beneficiaries are: Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer InstituteLevine Children’s HospitalIndiana University Health Simon Cancer CenterUlman Cancer Center for Young Adults and the LIVESTRONG Foundation.

Durham Rescue Mission moved Wanda Stuart into the first tiny home for Habitat for Humanity in Durham on July 7th.

Advance Community Health hosted their Warriors for Wellness yoga class on July 11th.

Raleigh Arts exhibit Granite in Reverse appeared on July 14th at Market Plaza.

Raleigh Little Theatre presented a reading of “Downrage: Voices from the Homefront” on July 10th.

The Historic Stagville Jubilee Music Festival took place on July 15th in Durham offering traditional music for all visitors to enjoy.

The Duke Endowment named Gillian Small as their new fellow. Gillian previously worked for Teach for America as an eighth grade English teacher at Whitewater Middle School in Charlotte.

Kidznotes appointed Nick Malinowski as Executive Director on July 10th.

Regional Transportation Alliance business coalition’s 2017 Transportation Breakfast took place on July 14th at The Umstead Hotel and Spa.

As part of Cary Ballet Conservatory’s community outreach program, 15 children residing at the Good Samaritan Inn of Durham Rescue Mission received a free introductory ballet workshop and a new pair of ballet shoes on July 11th.

On July 14th, United Way of Henderson County celebrated the opening of their new Born Learning Trail on the Oklawaha Greenway.  

Durham Arts Council was voted Best Art Gallery 2017 by readers of Durham magazine.

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity dedicated six new homes in Shiloh on July 14th.

News about opportunities, initiatives

The North Carolina Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications for projects funded from the Women’s Fund of North Carolina.

The Hispanic League’s 25th annual Fiesta will take place on September 23rd in Winston-Salem.

Association of Fundraising Professionals NC Triad Chapter’s monthly meeting will take place at the Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden on July 25th.  

The Jasmine Sickle Cell Warriors Foundation, Inc. is looking for businesses and persons to help sponsor the third annual Sickle Cell Walk, being held on September 23rd in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

WakeEd Partnership will host the fourth annual Stars of Education on October 18th at the Raleigh Marriott City Center.

Leadership Triangle’s Thrive Leadership Summit will take place on December 5th at the Raleigh Convention Center.  

NC Philanthropy Conference will host the 13th annual conference on August 17th at the Durham Convention Center

United Arts Council will host “Learning Lunch: Recap of American for the Arts Study” on July 20th at the United Arts office.  

Carolina Public Press will present a free and public forum about housing issues faced by those living with mental illness in North Carolina during its next Newsmakers event on July 21st.

Guilford Green Foundation is hosting Bingo Under the Stars on September 15th on the Roofdeck of the Elm Street Center.  

Eastern North Carolina’s Stop Human Trafficking will host Human Trafficking Investigations Seminar July 19th-21st at the Alexander R. Beaty Public Safety Training and Support Center.

The Elizabeth Fellows Program is currently seeking dedicated individuals to serve as volunteer Elizabeth Mentors for the fellowship program during the 2017-18 school year. 

Wilson County Community Foundation, Futrell-Mauldin Community Foundation for Greater Rocky Mount, and Edgecombe Charitable Foundation are currently accepting grant applications for projects funded from its community grantmaking fund.

The City of Raleigh’s Fair Housing Hearing Board is hosting a Community Conversation on Housing on July 18th at St. Augustine’s University in the Martin Luther King Center.

United Way of Henderson County is seeking hundreds of volunteers throughout the community for the second annual Day of Action sponsored by Pardee/UNC Health Care.

North Carolina Center for Nonprofits will host Conference for North Carolina’s Nonprofits September 13th-15th at Embassy Suites Hotel and Concord Convention Center.  

Donor Relations Guru Group is hosting a new workshop in Boston on December 8th at Wellesley College Club.

The John William Pope Foundation will offer the Joy W. Pope Memorial Grants in the Arts and Human Services. Applications will be accepted until September 15th.

The Mint Museum is presenting An Evening with Eyakem Gulilat on July 19th.  

Applications for Durham Arts Council’s Emerging Artists Grants are now open. The deadline to apply is September 22nd. 

Applications are being accepted for Durham Cerebral Palsy Foundation Fund 2017 Grant until October 1st.

Dogwood Alliance will host Stories Happen in Forests: A Live Storytelling Event on July 27th at Motorco in Durham.


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