Economic development

Jan 29, 2013

N.C. Community Development Initiative invests in nonprofits across the state

The N.C. Community Development Initiative will invest $5.85 million in 28 N.C. nonprofits over the next three years to spark economic growth and job creation in some of the state’s most distressed areas.

Jan 14, 2013

Donor aims to fulfill startup dreams with seed grants

Alissa Hauser has enjoyed many opportunities in her long career as a nonprofit leader to help passionate individuals improve their communities. Like others in the field, she sometimes yearned for a magic wand that would give more struggling startups a chance to succeed. Now, in a way, she’s got one. Learn about the Pollination Project, which aims to award $1,000 daily to individual change makers.

Aug 22, 2012

Data-Driven Decision-Making: Transforming Data into Impact

Building on community response to the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) study released in February of this year highlighting poverty issues in North Texas, Communities Foundation of Texas launched a new initiative called the D3 Institute.

Aug 8, 2012

08.08.12.: NC News Bits

Onslow Foundation awards grants, SECU provides loan to PACE, Triangle Community Foundation announces new board members, Duke Endowment names fellow, and more.

Jul 17, 2012

Wheels4Hope Expands

In its twelfth year, Wheels4Hope has expanded outside of the triangle area to extend its reach to triad residents. The second Wheels4Hope site is located in Greensboro, with the organization aiming to further its program across the state by 2015.

Jul 5, 2012

07.05.12.: NC News Bits

Carolina Ground receives grant, Project LIFT exceeds fundraising goal, Tyson Foods donates to Food Bank, and more.

Jun 13, 2012

06.13.12.: NC News Bits

NC Community Foundation gives disaster relief grants, NC IDEA awards economic advancement grants, Tammy Lynn Center announces new board members, and more.

Jun 11, 2012

Research studies suggest ways to E.A.R.N. donations

Why do people give to charities? Although individual donors are unique and their perceptions of different charities are far from uniform, research has confirmed some common factors that increase the odds of getting donations.

Aug 13, 2010

Ford launches rural climate-change effort

The Ford Foundation will invest $85 million over the next five years to help rural and indigenous people better advocate for their local natural resources and combat climate change.

Jan 22, 2010

MCNC gets $28.2 million for broadband

The nonprofit will use the funds to extend broadband access to 37 counties in southeastern and western North Carolina.