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May
31

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina's Pigeon River Fund awards grants

The Pigeon River Fund recently awarded $217,010 to environmental groups working to improve surface water quality, enhance fish and wildlife habitats, expand public use and access to waterways and increase water quality awareness in Buncombe, Haywood and Madison counties.  Since 1996, the Pigeon River Fund has distributed nearly $7 million in grants. 

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May
31

TheCommunity Foundation of Western North Carolina's Yancey Fund Awards $74,000 in Grants

(May 2018) – Eleven grants totaling $74,000 were recently awarded to nonprofits by The Yancey Fund, bringing total grantmaking since the Endowment’s inception to more than $1 million.  The Yancey Fund was established in 1998 by local residents as a resource for charitable efforts that benefit Yancey County. 

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May
31

Chowan Community Funds Foundation awards more than $17,000 in local grants

The board of advisors of the Chowan Community Funds Foundation announces $17,280 in local awards from its community grantmaking fund, according to Katharine Farless, board president.
 

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May
25

Johnston County Community Foundation awards more than $40,000 in local grants

The board of advisors of the Johnston County Community Foundation announces $40,890 in local awards from its community grantmaking fund, according to Margaret DiNubila, board president.
 

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May
25

Cary Women's Giving Network awards $14,000 in local grants

The members of the Cary Women's Giving Network announce $14,000 in local awards from its community grantmaking fund, according to Sheila Ogle, leadership president.
 

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May
25

Cumberland Community Foundation presents scholarships totaling $170,730 to 97 students

Originally from Fayetteville Observer, by Nancy McCleary
The late Dr. John R. Griffin Jr., a longtime educator in Cumberland County, would be pleased with the first recipient of a scholarship that was established by his family to acknowledge his love for education, learning and E.E. Smith High School.

Myles Nooks, a senior at E.E. Smith, was awarded the first Dr. John R. Griffin Jr. Memorial Scholarship for E.E. Smith High School on Thursday at the Cumberland Community Foundation Inc.’s 2018 Scholarship Awards Presentation.

Ninety-seven Cumberland County students, mostly high school seniors, were recipients of 59 scholarships totaling $170,730, according to the foundation’s executive Mary Holmes.

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May
21

Leadership North Carolina Celebrates Graduation of Class XXV

Raleigh, NC – On Thursday, May 10, 2018, Leadership North Carolina held a graduation ceremony for its 25th class. Fifty-five civic and community leaders from across the state celebrated their completion of this prestigious program in the Old House Chamber of the North Carolina State Capitol.

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May
21

The Duke Endowment Awards More Than $32 Million in Grants

May 17, 2018 – Trustees of The Duke Endowment in Charlotte have approved more than $32 million in new grants to health care organizations in the Carolinas.
 
The Duke Endowment is one of the largest private foundations in the Southeast. Its work in North Carolina and South Carolina focuses on four program areas: Child Care, Health Care, Higher Education and rural United Methodist churches.

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May
14

Clarence G. Newsome Elected Trustee of The Duke Endowment


CHARLOTTE, NC – Dr. Clarence G. Newsome, former president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and former president of Shaw University, has been elected a Trustee of The Duke Endowment.
 

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May
10

Northern Albemarle Community Foundation announces the establishment of the Pailin Nicole Cheeks Memorial Scholarship Fund

The board of advisors of the Northern Albemarle Community Foundation announces the establishment of the Pailin Nicole Cheeks Memorial Scholarship Fund, according to Natalie Jenkins Peel, NCCF regional director serving the northeast.



 

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