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Sep
07

Community Foundation of Henderson County Gives $65,000 in Grant Awards

Hendersonville, N.C., September 7, 2022 – Community Foundation of Henderson County, a nonprofit providing lasting resources for innovative charitable solutions, has awarded $65,000 to two area organizations as part of their special 40th Anniversary Grants program. The awards were presented to Council on Aging of Henderson County and the Green River Community Association during the North Carolina Apple Festival Opening Ceremony. Community Foundation of Henderson County was the Presenting Sponsor of the 76th Apple Festival.
 

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Sep
07

Duke Energy provides $500,000 in grants for small businesses to support vibrant downtowns across North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Duke Energy Foundation today distributed $500,000 in grants to help small businesses across North Carolina – from restaurants to retailers – continue their ongoing recovery from economic challenges initially triggered by the pandemic. This is the second year Duke Energy has provided targeted grants in support of downtowns throughout the state.

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Aug
31

The Winston-Salem Foundation announces Staff Promotions

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem Foundation announces that Andrea Hulighan (l) has been promoted to a new position, Vice President, Strategy and Culture, and Shamika Starke (r)has been promoted to Director, Strategic Initiatives.

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Aug
31

BPI 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 $6,000 in six grants awarded through its Impact Grants program.

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Aug
30

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Awards $605,000 in Focus Area Grants

(August 2022) The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) recently approved four focus area grants totaling $605,000 in Early Childhood Development, Human Services and Natural & Cultural Resources. 

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Aug
29

Duke Energy names new Foundation president

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 26, 2022 -- Duke Energy today announced Amy Strecker as president, Duke Energy Foundation. The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to meet the needs of communities where Duke Energy customers live and work.

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Aug
25

The Winston Salem Foundation Awards more than $660,000 in Grants to Advance Equity in Education and Build an Inclusive Economy

The Winston-Salem Foundation announces that 15 grants totaling $669,050 were committed in the first half of 2022 to support its two focus areas for community investment: Building an Inclusive Economy and Advancing Equity in Education, both critical to ensuring Winston-Salem becomes a place where race no longer predicts life outcomes. These grants were made possible by donations to the Foundation’s flexible grantmaking funds. To learn more, visit wsfoundation.org/focus-areas.

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Aug
25

The Winston Salem Foundation Announces more than $1.2 Million in Community Grants in the First Half of 2022

The Winston-Salem Foundation committed $1,279,838 toward 44 Community Grants in the first half of 2022. This grant support is made possible by community members who support the Foundation’s flexible grantmaking funds. To learn more about our grant programs for local nonprofits and community groups, visit wsfoundation.org/nonprofits-community-groups.

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Aug
24

Community Foundation of Henderson County Gives Grant to New PBS Series My Music With Rhiannon Giddens

Hendersonville, NC (August 23, 2022) – The Will & Deni McIntyre Foundation has been awarded a $15,000 grant by the Community Foundation of Henderson County to help fund My Music with Rhiannon Giddens, a new series to be broadcast nationwide by PBS beginning in May 2023.

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Aug
17

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation Gives $375,000 Grant to Town of Chapel Hill

The Town of Chapel Hill received a $375,000 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation to fund its Building Integrated Communities (BIC) initiative, which aims to support immigrant and refugee residents.

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