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9.11.17 NC Nonprofit News

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News about grants, gifts

CoreNet Global Carolinas wrapped up summer with a community service day at the Crayons2Calculators warehouse along with a check presentation of $1,250 to C2C.

The Housing Opportunity Foundation awarded 17 area local nonprofits and seven area Habitat for Humanity agencies totaling $76,607.66 through the annual Realtor-directed Habitat Support and Community Grants Programs.

MassMutual Carolinas held a back to school supply drive through its Hands & Feets Community Program for Nations Ford Elementary School in Charlotte and E. McNair Elementary School in Greensboro.

The Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation is matching every gift to ArtsGreensboro in support of the National Folk Festival dollar for dollar up to $10,000.

Applications are open through September 22nd for the United Arts Council‘s Wheels on the Bus grants. These grants provide funds to move one grade level per school per year at Wake County elementary schools for field trips to area arts and cultural destinations. 

The Longleaf Collective‘s 2017 grant cycle applications for Engaging Underserved Populations and/or Nontraditional Spaces in the Arts are open through September 22nd. The collective will provide seed funding of up to $20,000/project as well as volunteer hours to assist with project implementation.

News about people, groups

The Legal Services of Southern Piedmont has re-branded itself as the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy. The organization will launch its 50th Anniversary with a Legal Advocacy Day and nighttime celebration on September 14th. 

Business, elected, and community leaders gathered at the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce on September 6th to formally launch, “Raleigh for Roads,” a campaign supporting the passage of the fall 2017 City of Raleigh Transportation Bond. 

Dr. Saji John is teaming up with Carry the Water NC to help raise money for the organization. The Carry the Water 5K and Fun Run will occur on September 23rd in Raleigh. 

Junior Achievement of the Triad announced on September 5th that Andrea Bunn and Neal Davis will serve on the organization’s Board of Directors.

The Collider and Dr. Jennifer Galvin presented Dr. Galvin’s award-winning documentary, “The Memory of Fish” on September 9th to benefit The Collider’s Thomas R. Karl Internship Program. 

Transitions LifeCare renamed a building on campus the Brenda C. Gibson Education and Community Services Center in honor of Brenda C. Gibson, one of the three capital campaign chairs responsible for the $6.1 million expansion project.

The Board of Directors of the Community Theatre of Greensboro named Austin Petty the organization’s next executive director, effective September
5th.

Motorcycle industry leader Ray Price Harley-Davidson partnered with North Carolina based Graybeard Distillery to build the Bedlam Vodka custom motorcycle to benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston.

News about opportunities, initiatives

The Durham Arts Council will present the 43rd Annual Centerfest Arts Festival on September 16th and 17th. The organization is still seeking volunteers for the event. 

The Family Care Center of Catawba Valley will be a beneficiary of the 40th Annual Miller Lite Men’s Amateur Golf Tournament at Glen Oaks Golf Club September 15th-17th.

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation awards up to five sabbaticals every other year and is currently accepting applications for its 2018 Sabbatical Program. The deadline to apply is November 2nd.

Applications are now open to join YNPN Triangle NC‘s 2018 board of directors. The board is responsible for achieving the mission of the organization including organizing networking opportunities, professional development events, and their annual #NonprofitSTRONG Summit. Application deadline is September 15th. 

Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation seeks volunteers for its Weekend of Purpose on Saturday, October 14th. The event will include several hundred volunteers for a morning of service at 18 different sites around the Triangle.

On September 29th, Fayetteville Police Chief Gina V. Hawkins will rappel Raleigh’s Wells Fargo Capitol Center during the 8th annual Over the Edge, a key fundraiser for Special Olympics North Carolina.

Eastern North Carolina’s Stop Human Trafficking Now will hold a Celebration to Stop Human Trafficking on October 14th at the Plantation at Greenville Country Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit the organization.

Registration is open for the National Learning Initiative‘s 15th Annual Design Institute on October 5th and 6th at the NC Museum of Art.

The Me Fine Foundation will hold the “Me Fine Gala” on September 23rd at the City Club Raleigh. Proceeds from the event will benefit the organization. 

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will host the 21st annual BugFest on September 16th. The free event will introduce visitors to a range of arthropods from North Carolina and around the world.

CBS North Carolina will broadcast a Wishes in Flight Airline Miles Drive on October 11th to benefit Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina

The North Carolina Network of Grantmakers (NCNG) will hold the 2017 NCNG Foundation Fair October 18th on Warren Wilson College’s campus in Swannanoa.

TABLE’s fall fundraiser to help provide emergency food aid to children in low-income families, Empty Bowls, will take place October 15th on the Weaver Street Market Lawn in Carrboro.


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