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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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Dec
15

BPI Announces $105,000 in Building an Inclusive Economy Grants

The Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) announces $105,000 in grants awarded through its Building an Inclusive Economy grants program. These awards bring BPI’s 2023 grantmaking total to $236,000.

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Dec
11

Rowan Helping Ministries awarded more than $100,000 from Golden Leaf Foundation

The Golden LEAF Board of Directors recently voted to award $113,025 to Rowan Helping Ministries, an existing food bank partner agency, for building construction, a cargo van, and equipment, according to a news release from North Carolina State Senator Carl Ford.

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Dec
01

Mitchell Schools Receive $32,439 Community Foundation Grant

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina recently awarded grants totaling $32,439 to Mitchell County schools from the Learning Links grant program. The grants provide local teachers with funding for activities designed to make required coursework engaging and relevant for their students.

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Nov
30

$550,000 awarded to eastern N.C. nonprofit programs by North Carolina Community Foundation

The North Carolina Community Foundation has awarded $550,000 in grants across eastern North Carolina from the Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment, an increase of $50,000 from previous years.

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Nov
20

Focus Area Grants of $1,477,690 Announced $1.37 Million Supporting Human Services

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) approved grants totaling $1,477,690 to nonprofits across the region.  The awards were made in CFWNC’s Early Childhood Development, Food & Farming and Human Services focus areas.

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