News about grants, gifts
The Wayne County Community Foundation was awarded $33,750 in recovery grants from the North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund to support the long-term recovery of the local community from Hurricane Florence.
The Jones County Community Foundation distributed $26,250 in recovery grants from the North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund to support the long-term recovery of the local community from Hurricane Florence to Jones County RISE, the Filing Station, and to Jones County Community Development Corporation.
The Will & Deni McIntyre Foundation has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Henderson County to help fund Season 5 of David Holt’s State of Music, an PBS series that showcases musical heritage.
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts for Catawba County Fund awarded $14,310 in local grant awards to the UNCSA Foundation, the Western Piedmont Symphony, and to the United Arts Council of Catawaba County.
The Beaufort-Hyde Community Foundation recently granted $1,820 in awards from its community grantmaking fund and $22,550 from the Lights of Love Endowment.
North Carolina’s Land and Water Fund will help conserve lands and protect waterways serving millions through over $27 million in grants awarded in the 2018 grant year to help fund 66 projects throughout the state.
The Winston-Salem Foundation named the recipients of nine community grants totaling $233,095. Awarded organizations include Experiment in Self-Reliance, Smart Start of Forsyth County, Virtuous Women in Sisterhood, 88.5 FM/WFDD Public Radio, and others.
News about people, groups
Opening September 20th, GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art will present What Remains of the Day: Memories of World War II, a solo exhibition by photographer Gesche Würfel exploring the history and memory of World War II through landscape photography, portraiture, video and sound.
On Friday, August 16 more than 500 community volunteers came together to work on 42 service projects at 22 Henderson County schools as part of United Way of Henderson County’s annual Day of Action.
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores was named the first-place winner of Association of Zoos and Aquariums‘ Party for the Planet video contest. The first place winner of the contest will receive a $25,000 conservation donation to a conservation program they support.
Keith Nealson was named chief ranger of the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation. He succeeds Bryan Dowdy, who recently retired after 30 years of service to the division.
News about opportunities, initiatives
The Winston Salem Chamber will hold their inaugural State of Education Luncheon Wednesday, September 4th at the Benton Convention Center. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets for the event.
Lifetime Network‘s “Military Makeover” TV show seeks applicants or nominations for veterans living in the Triangle to receive a free home makeover. Click here for application information. The nomination process will end on Saturday, October 5th.
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