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11.20.17 NC Nonprofit News

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News about grants, gifts

Youth Grantmakers in Action recently accepted a $5,000 grant check from Mo Green, executive director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, to support youth-led projects in Forsyth County this spring.

GSK and Triangle Community Foundation granted ten local nonprofit organizations a $40,000 GSK IMPACT Award for improving health outcomes in the Triangle region.

Phillips Foundation provided catalytic capital to Partners Ending Homelessness from 2013-2016, through United Way of Greater Greensboro, in grant support totaling $1.96 million. Because of this seed funding, Guilford County’s chronic homelessness count dropped from 143 cases to 3.  

News about people, groups

On November 16th, Asheville Affiliates hosted a Climate City Soiree, featuring books from local authors, a silent auction and raffle, and more, to benefit The Collider,   

NCPIRG Education Fund hosted a media event entitled “No Bees, No Thanksgiving” on November 14th including NC Senator Mike Woodward. 

The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter announced launched its Direct Connect Referral Program. This free service is designed to work together with physicians and other healthcare professionals to ensure that individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias receive the appropriate care and resources needed to improve their quality of life.

Junior Achievement of Eastern North Carolina, announced its new board officers and board members. Board directors serve a three-year term, and officers serve a two-year term in their respective roles.

AFP Triangle held its 2017 National Philanthropy Day celebration on November 16th at Brier Creek Country Club. 

The NC Office of State Human Resources presented 12 individuals with the Governor’s Awards for Excellence at an awards ceremony sponsored by the SECU Foundation

North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall will release the 2016-2017 Annual N.C. Charitable Solicitation Report November 21st.  

Scrap Exchange’s new Reuse Arts District in the Lakewood-Tuscaloosa neighborhood of Durham opened Freeman’s Creative craft supply shop on November 10th. 

The Hispanic League hosted the second concert from its Colorful Sounds series showcasing the Lorena Guillen Tango Ensemble at the Old Salem Visitor Center in Winston-Salem on November 16th.

Dr. Ben Hancock will retire as president of Methodist University at the end of May 2018. Dr. Hancock has been president since March 2011, and he is currently leading the institution through a second five-year Strategic Plan.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Applications for the Community Foundation of Henderson County Women in Need of Support grants are due to CFHC by 5 p.m., Friday, December 15th. 

Google will hold two free training programs on their suite of tools for nonprofits on November 30th at Google Fiber in Raleigh. 

Sage launched their second round of funding from Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund.The Enterprise Fund is meant to help small, frontline charities with an income less than $2M create lasting, sustainable change.
 
Usher in the holiday season and support a worthy cause by participating in the inaugural Ugly Holiday Sweater 5K on December 9th at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh. Proceeds will benefit the North Carolina Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program, which provides free legal assistance to low-wealth entrepreneurs and inventors.

In partnership with Guilford County Schools Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, the National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont is reviving Student Human Relations Clubs in each interested high school to create safe learning environments.
 
Greensboro Urban Ministry is celebrating the Feast of Caring’s 26th anniversary this year. This year’s event will feature the traditional dinner and the lunch express. Musical guest will be Turner Battle. 
 
The 7th annual Raleigh Giving Party will take place on November 30th. To date, the event has raised $98,000 for 24 Triangle-based nonprofits.
 
YNPN Triangle NC is seeking breakout session presenters for the 2018 #NonprofitSTRONG Summit on May 18th, 2018 in Raleigh.
 
The Winston-Salem Foundation‘s one-stop application process goes live on January 1st, and most applications for merit-based scholarships have an April 1st deadline. 
 
The Nonprofit Learning Lab will hold an Online Nonprofit Conference on December 7th, offering practical strategies to help nonprofit professionals be more effective in their day to day operations.
 
In honor of National Philanthropy Day, AFP International is offering a discount for new members on professional or associate membership categories through November 30th. Use the coupon code NPD2017 to receive reduced dues.
 
Charlotte’s Jazz Arts Initiative rings in the holiday season with a special edition of the acclaimed Jazz Room Series.”Holiday Edition Celebration: Piano Night” will take place on December 5th at the Blumenthal Booth Playhouse. 
 
The United Arts Council is accepting nominations for its Business Support of the Arts Awards through November 30th. The awards will be presented at the State of Arts and Culture in Wake County event at the NC Museum of Art in January.
 
Chapel Hill‘s first holiday Bazaar Craft and Art Market, featuring local food trucks, handmade crafts and creations, and music, will debut on the Plaza at 140 West Franklin Street December 3rd.
 
Call or email the Family Care Center of Catawba Valley to adopt a family this holiday season. Buy families items from their wish list, wrap and label the gifts, and deliver the gifts to 2875 Highland Ave. N.E. Hickory, NC.

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