9.2.2019 NC News

News about grants, gifts

Six North Carolina counties and state highway patrols will receive a total of $10.5 million in federal grants for 911 system upgrades. The grant recipients include Chatham County, Cumberland County, Currituck County, Davie County, Franklin County, Pender County, and the N.C. State Highway Patrol.

The deadline for the Triangle Community Foundation‘s Community Development Grant Program is Tuesday, September 3rd. Click here for more information.

The intended outcome for Cars for College is to remove the mobility barriers that often prevent students from owning and operating a safe and dependable motor vehicle.

Former trustee John O. McNairy was commemorated by Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation with a $250,000 gift meant to help launch a Cars for College program at Lenoir Community College.

The Center for Craft accepted a $25,000 gift from John McKibbon to support the “Building a Future for Craft” campaign with a named space in honor of Asheville art advocate John Cram.

The Craven County Community Foundation distributed $185,936 in local grant awards to Backpack Blessings, Children’s Cancer Parts of the Carolinas, Craven Literacy Council, New Bern High School Robotics Club, Special Olympics North Carolina, and others.

The Triangle Community Foundation selected Dress for Success NC for a $53,000 grant to increase the economic security of low-income women.

News about people, groups

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation seeks applicants for sabbaticals from experienced nonprofit leaders across North Carolina. Click here for application information.

Former trustee John O. McNairy was commemorated by Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation with a $250,000 honorarium meant to help launch a Cars for College program at Lenoir Community College.

The Charlotte Regional Realtor Association launched a new brand, address, and location. They will now be known as Canopy and can be found at 1120 Pearl Park Way.

The North Carolina Community Foundation awarded their Andrew Stephen Hendrix scholarship award to Christopher Lane of New Hanover County.

News about opportunities, initiatives

On Friday, September 13th, in Thomasville, HandsOn Northwest North Carolina will hold The Nonprofit Summit, a one-day series “designed to strengthen the knowledge and skills of nonprofit leaders and board members.” Click here for more information.

On September 14th, Triangle Hops for Hopes will host a benefit for Children’s Flight of Hope. Click here to purchase tickets.

Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast will hold their 2019 #FindingSolutions Young Researchers Breakfast on Friday, October 4th in Durham. Click here for registration information.

Greensboro native and Grammy Award winning record producer, Andreao “Fanatic” Heard partnered with United Way of Greater Greensboro to produce the album.

Artists United to End Poverty, a local benefit album, will be available for purchase on September 6th. The public is invited to celebrate and attend the album’s official release party where artists from the album will perform throughout the event on September 6th in downtown Greensboro.

The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce will hold their annual CPI Security First Responders Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday, September 4th at the PNC Arena. Click here for more information.

The East Meets West Festival will be held in Morrisville during lunch on September 14th at Park West Village.

United Way of Henderson County will hold its “Campaign Kickoff Concert” by The Super 60s on Friday, September 6th.

The Association for Fundraising Professionals NC Triad Chapter will hold a joint webinar with Guilford Nonprofit Consortium on Thursday, September 12th titled “Launching a ‘Gift in Wills’ Program.” Click here for more details.

The Black Philanthropy Initiative of The Winston-Salem Foundation will host their annual fundraising event on Thursday, October 10th on the campus of Winston-Salem State University. Click here for more information.


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