News about grants, gifts
The AJ Fletcher Foundation approved eleven grants to seven organizations totaling $1,129,000.
The United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County invested $274,480 in grants across Wake County in support of arts programming in the current fiscal year.
The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina received a $51,700 grant from the Walmart Foundation to help fight hunger in central and eastern North Carolina through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program education and outreach on July 25th.
Wells Fargo presented five $100,000 grants to local nonprofits to support revitalization efforts in Wake and Durham Counties on July 28th.
News about people, groups
The City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Durham Arts Council, Orange County Arts Commission, and United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County opened the application process for the position of Piedmont Laureate for 2018. Applications for the position are due September 22nd.
First Baptist Church of Mount Olive has worked with a private company to construct two solar farms on its property to generate over 20,000-megawatt hours of energy every year.
United Way of the Greater Triangle, Wake County, the City of Raleigh, and Southeast Raleigh Promise launched the first Southeast Raleigh Social Innovation Challenge with a $120,000 prize pool on July 22nd.
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences presented the 1985 film, “Ladyhawke” during Final Friday, on July 28th.
The North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs Membership signed the American Cancer Society ‘80% by 18’ pledge and declared their commitment to promote colorectal cancer screening within the American Indian community.
News about opportunities, initiatives
Curamericas is seeking interns for the upcoming Fall semester. Applications must be submitted by August 1st.
International House’s Iraqi Teen delegation will be in Charlotte from August 13th-27th.
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County is seeking volunteers to join the Habitat Home Tour being held on November 5th.
Durham Rescue Mission is in need of restocking their pantry. Individuals are encouraged to bring canned foods and non-perishable items to their campuses.
Progressive Turnout Project is seeking Regional Organizers for a legislative advocacy campaign.
The Berean Community Center will host the second annual Read, Write, Run 5K on August 12th to encourage the community to engage in a health and active lifestyle and raise awareness of the importance of access to tools that promote literacy for all children.
The 13th Annual NC Philanthropy Conference will be held in Durham on August 17th.
The Chapel Hill Caregivers Summit will take place on August 22nd at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education.
Duke University’s Office of Durham & Regional Affairs is now accepting applications for 2017 Community Care Fund grants. Nonprofits in Durham, Wake and Orange counties are encouraged to apply, and applications will be accepted through August 2.
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