Health and human services

Feb 11, 2013

Miraculous gift funds women’s shelter in Hyde County

An anonymous donor bucks profile expectations to provide a generous and inspiring gift to purchase and donate a home to serve battered women in rural southeastern North Carolina. Experts say there is much to be learned – and repeated – from such heartfelt philanthropy.

Feb 7, 2013

BCBSNC Foundation awards grants to foster physical activity and improved health

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) Foundation has provided more than $100,000 in grants to 21 organizations across the state. Each of the grants provides funding for equipment that will help increase physical activity in communities from Buncombe to Bertie County.

Dec 10, 2012

Efforts support Jewish legacy giving, social justice and heart health

The Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community will celebrate the third night of Hanukkah in a big way tonight thanks to a $180,000 gift from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation's Life and Legacy Program to support its new Create Your Jewish Legacy (CJL) initiative.

Nov 12, 2012

NCSU food pantry aims to feed community and create leaders

Most students at NC State University are finalizing plans to head home or visit friends for the Thanksgiving holiday break. But before they leave, more than a dozen students are volunteering their time to staff and stock the new campus food pantry to ensure that others in the university community have food on their tables.

Nov 1, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) has re-activated its statewide Disaster Relief Fund to support relief efforts related to Hurricane Sandy. All funds will go directly to nonprofit organizations serving the needs of local victims in counties served by the NCCF.

Sep 5, 2012

Learning from similar experiences, shared solutions

There are few things as lonely as trying to solve a complex problem on your own. And when you know your decisions affect at-risk women and families in your community, weighing the risks and benefits can be daunting.

Aug 16, 2012

Post-Housing Bubble, Habitat for Humanity Devises Ways to Handle Regulation

In the latest move in a crazy quilt of state-by-state regulations affecting Habitat for Humanity, the affordable housing nonprofit, West Virginia’s Division of Financial Institutions is imposing some new ground rules on how it provides mortgages.

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 30, 2012

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Teams with Partnership for a Healthier America

BCBSA and PHA partner to create 40 new Play Streets to encourage healthy among children and families in communities across America.

Jul 10, 2012

Domestic Violence Centers Facing Tough Times

Domestic violence centers across the country are facing cuts at a time when demand for services is growing. The 2011 National Census of Domestic Violence Services found that 67,399 domestic violence victims were served in one day, and that 10,581 victims requested services but could not get them because programs did not have sufficient resources to accommodate their requests.