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Sep
01

Immigrant-led Collaborative Awarded $308,000 Grant for Equity in Health for Immigrant Communities in Western North Carolina

Asheville, N.C. — Hola Carolina, is pleased to announce that it has received a grant to support Equity in Health for Immigrant Communities in Western North Carolina from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The project will improve the lives of our local immigrant communities by supporting our immigrant-led collaborative to come together and build on each other’s strengths to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has disproportionately impacted immigrant communities across WNC. 

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Aug
27

Dogwood Health Trust Shares Mid-Year Report, Announces Virtual Community Meetings

Asheville, N.C. – Dogwood Health Trust announced today the release of its Mid-Year Impact Report, as well as an invitation to the community to attend its upcoming virtual community meetings this September. Dogwood Health Trust issued its first-ever Annual Report in December 2020, sharing 2019 financial statements and an overview of estimated grantmaking for the year 2020. Dogwood plans to share another annual report at the end of 2021, but is utilizing this report to provide a brief, mid-year update of 2021 activities amidst a year of recovery.

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Aug
24

CFWNC and Dogwood Health Trust Partner to Support Flood Relief

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) has activated and allocated resources to its Emergency and Disaster Response Fund to accept and disburse funds supporting regional flood relief with a focus on counties and communities most severely affected. Dogwood Health Trust has made a lead gift to ensure that nonprofits can access funds for the critical early response.

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Aug
24

BPI Unveils New Website and Announces Impact Grant Recipients during Black Philanthropy Month

In celebration of August’s Black Philanthropy Month, The Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) is excited to announce the public unveiling of its first website (bpiws.org) as well as $5,000 in grants awarded through its Impact Grants program.
 

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Aug
19

The Race is On | WNC Bridge Foundation 5th Annual Dragon Boat Race Fundraiser

Arden, NC: The Race is on! WNC Bridge Foundation’s premier fundraising event, Drums & Dragons, is in its final week preparing for the live race at Lake Julian Park on Saturday, August 28th! This FREE community event will host area boat racing teams, food trucks, pop-up thrift store, kid’s activities, on-site beer sales, and more. All proceeds will benefit Irene Wortham Center, MountainCare, and St. Gerard House.

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Aug
12

Locally Produced PBS Series David Holt's State of Music Receives Grant from the Community Foundation of Henderson County

Hendersonville, NC (August 6, 2021) – The Will & Deni McIntyre Foundation has been awarded a $15,000 grant by the Community Foundation of Henderson County to help fund Season 6 of David Holt’s State of Music, an Emmy-nominated public television series distributed nationally by PBS.

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Aug
05

Sarah Thompson Joins Dogwood Health Trust as Vice President of Impact - Economic Opportunity

Asheville, N.C. – Dogwood Health Trust is pleased to announce that seasoned economic and community development executive, Sarah Thompson, will be joining their Impact Team on September 7.  Thompson joins Dogwood’s Impact Team as Vice President of Impact - Economic Opportunity.

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Aug
05

Golden LEAF announces $655,000 in awards, hears from N.C. State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Richard Linton

Rocky Mount, N.C., (August 5, 2021) – Today, the Golden LEAF Board of Directors awarded $655,000 in funding to support projects through the Open Grants Program and Disaster Recovery Grant Program. Golden LEAF also heard an update from N.C. State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Richard Linton on the Plant Sciences Initiative.

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Jul
28

SECU Foundation Grant Helps UNC School of Government Fund LFNC Fellowships

Raleigh, N.C. – In 2019, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government received a grant from SECU Foundation to help launch a cohort pilot called Lead for North Carolina (LFNC), a post-graduate fellowship program. This week, SECU Foundation announced its renewed support for the successful program with a grant for $1 million. The increased funding will enable the UNC School of Government to place up to 50 SECU Fellows in paid local government fellowships over a three-year period

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Jul
27

Community Foundation of Henderson County Awards $182,600 to Local Nonprofits

Hendersonville, N.C., July 26, 2021 – Community Foundation of Henderson County has recently awarded $182,600 from their Community Grants cycle to nine area organizations and projects. The Community Grant program is made possible by generous donors who have contributed unrestricted and broadly defined interest area gifts to the Foundation. These dollars are used to respond to current community challenges and to embrace emerging opportunities. The following Community Grant awards were recently made:

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