7.15.19 NC News

Day of Action is a county-wide morning of service to help local schools get ready for the upcoming school year.

News about grants, gifts

The North Carolina Community Foundation began distributing $300,000 in grant awards to support information and public engagement as communities recover from Hurricane Florence. Awarded organizations include Enlace Latino, Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center, Support the Port, North Carolina Farmworkers Project, EducationNC, and others.

Healing Transitions received a $1 million pledge gift from the A.J. Fletcher Foundation. The gift marks the beginning of the nonprofit’s $11.75 million multi-year capital campaign, Recovery Can’t Wait.

The All For NC Fellowship is a 12-month program designed to provide funding, coaching and mentoring to young North Carolina residents who have a vision and plan that could contribute to a better life for North Carolina’s people and communities.

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation named the first members of its inaugural cohort of All For NC Fellows. The trustees (Danielle Adams, Stefania Arteaga, Cedric Harrison, and Lydia See) were each awarded $75,000 for their bold ideas to make a difference in the state and its communities.

Orange County Arts Program seeks grant applicants for their Emerging Artists Grants to support artists in either Durham, Orange, Chatham, Person or Granville Counties. Click here for more information.

The North Carolina Community Foundation seeks applicants for community grants for Haywood, Jackson, Madison, and Macon counties as well as Avery, Morrisville, Cary, and Currituck-Dare. Grant applications are also open from the Duplin Foundation for Youth Advancement and the Eastern Band of Cherokees community foundation. Click here for more information on all grant applications.

The Barnabas Network received a $15,000 grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation. The award will fund the organization’s ongoing initiative providing impoverished families with furniture and household items.

Martin County Community Foundation awarded $7,900 in local grants and scholarships to organizations including the Boys & Girls Club of the Coastal Plain and the North Carolina Symphony Society.

The Community Foundation of Henderson County selected University of Georgia graduate student Jenny Sanders for the 2019 Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited William L. Arbuckle Memorial Scholarship, which comes with a $1,000 gift.

News about people, groups

Gee is an inaugural fellow of the YOLA Institute as well as one of the first students to enroll when Kidznotes opened in 2010.

Hillside New Tech High School senior and Kidznotes cellist Marcus Gee will perform alongside the LA Philharmonic in Edinburgh, Scotland as one of eighteen young musicians nationwide selected to participate in the YOLA National Institute July 28th through August 5th.

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina earned two nonprofit organization awards: a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society named Charlotte’s Rob Hope and Nancy Hamlin “National Man & Woman of the Year,” a distinction for the two individuals who raised the most money for cancer research. 

News about opportunities, initiatives

The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter will host its annual Dementia Education Conference on Wednesday, August 28th in Charlotte. Registration, which closes August 15th, is now open. Click here for more information.

Day of Action volunteers are needed to work on 38 service projects at 22 schools and learning centers.

United Way of Henderson County is seeking hundreds of volunteers from across the community for their fourth annual Day of Action taking place Friday, August 16th. Click here for more information.

Make-A-Wish Central and Western North Carolina seeks nominees for their W.I.S.H. Society (Women Inspiring Strength & Hope). Click here for more information on the nomination process.

The North Carolina Technology Association seeks submissions for its annual NC Tech Awards. Finalists will be released in September with winners announced during a gala on November 21st. Click here for more information on the submission process.

Registration is now open for the 2019 NC Philanthropy Conference post-conference courses: AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising & CFRE Refresher Course. Click here for more information.


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