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Feb
29

In Loving Memory of Janine Lee

This morning, I had the privilege of welcoming the NC Network of Grantmakers community to our Annual Meeting and conference.

But, I had to deliver the difficult news that Janine Lee, president of Philanthropy Southeast, had passed away.

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Jan
23

FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES $1.9 MILLION IN COMMUNITY GRANTS IN THE SECOND HALF OF 2023

The Winston-Salem Foundation announces 66 Community Grants totaling more than $1,905,500 from July through December 2023, made possible by donations from community members who support the Foundation’s flexible grantmaking funds. Learn more about grant programs for Forsyth County nonprofits at wsfoundation.org/grants.

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Jan
23

THE WINSTON-SALEM FOUNDATION COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBER VIVIAN PÉREZ CHANDLER

The Winston-Salem Foundation welcomes Vivian Pérez Chandler to The Winston-Salem Foundation Committee, the Foundation’s primary governing body.

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Jan
23

FOUNDATION NOW ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR

The Winston-Salem Foundation is now accepting applications for our scholarship program for the 2024-2025 academic year. Deadlines are April 1 for most merit-based scholarships and July 1 for financial need-based scholarships.

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Jan
23

Meet the new president of the Foundation for the Carolinas

On the next Charlotte Talks, we meet Cathy Bessant, the new leader of the Foundation for the Carolinas. After more than 40 years at Bank of America, she is ignoring retirement for the top job at one of the largest community foundations in the country with more than $2.7 billion in charitable assets.

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Jan
22

NC IDEA Encourages Startups To Apply For Up To $50,000

The Durham-based NC IDEA Foundation has sniffed out 100 million-dollar ideas.

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Jan
22

Nearly 150 college scholarships now open for applications across North Carolina

Nearly 150 college scholarships administered by the North Carolina Community Foundation are now open for applications, representing nearly $1.8 million in available scholarship funds.

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Jan
18

The Duke Endowment Celebrates a Century of Philanthropy to the Carolinas and Announces $175 Million in Higher Education Grants

The Duke Endowment officially launches a yearlong celebration of a century of philanthropic giving throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. December 11, 2024, will mark 100 years since James B. Duke signed his Indenture of Trust creating The Duke Endowment, a private foundation dedicated to supporting grantees and partners as they nurture children, promote health, educate minds and uplift spirits. Today, the Endowment also announces centennial gifts totaling $175 million to the four higher education institutions named in Mr. Duke’s Indenture of Trust – Davidson College, Duke University, Furman University and Johnson C. Smith University. These gifts include individual $25 million grants to Davidson, Furman and Johnson C. Smith University. An announcement of a centennial gift of $100 million to Duke was shared on November 30, 2023.

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Jan
17

Blue Cross and Blue Shield helps fund STAR project for COM

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina made a generous donation to County Outreach Ministry (COM) to fund the STAR (“Show Them A Reason”) Champion Enrichment Program over the recent holiday break.

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Jan
03

Outer Banks Community Foundation announces new grant awards at its annual David Stick Legacy Society Lunch

At its recent David Stick Legacy Society Lunch event, the Outer Banks Community Foundation announced the recipients of its fourth quarter grant awards, shining a spotlight on the innovative Sound Minds program by Interfaith Community Outreach (ICO). In collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Outer Banks Relief Foundation (OBRF), Sound Minds aims to increase resources for better mental health support in the community.

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