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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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Jul
27

Laughing Gull Foundation Commits $1.98 Million in Grants to Organizations Advancing Justice for LGBTQ Southerners

Durham, NC – The Laughing Gull Foundation (LGF) is pleased to announce the approval of $1,980,000 in grants to be awarded in 2021 to 30 organizations advancing justice for the LGBTQ community in the U.S. South from its LGBTQ Equality Fund.

“We are honored to be able to continue our investment in the work of stellar organizations with a vision of LGBTQ equality as well as racial equity, and to provide multi-year, general operating support to the majority of our grantees.”
– Meg Baesmith, LGF Board President
 

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Jul
22

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Announces Assistant Director Hire

Winston-Salem, NC (July 22, 2021) – The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR) is pleased to announce that Dr. Nora Carr will join the staff of the Foundation as assistant director in August 2021.

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Jul
15

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is Accepting Applications for Fall 2021 Grant Cycle

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR) is accepting applications for its State-Level Systemic Change Strategy Fall 2021 grant cycle until July 22, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). The annual Fall 2021 State-Level Systemic Change Strategy is open to any eligible local, regional, and statewide organization and coalition or collaborative that is aligned with ZSR’s core values, mission and state-level vision and working to achieve state-level systemic change. ZSR’s State-Level Systemic Change Strategy is one of three major strategies that comprise All For NC: Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation’s Framework for Grantmaking and Learning.

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Jul
14

Grantees Announced: Grassroots Efforts to Promote Equitable Early Childhood Outcomes


We are excited to announce that 11 local nonprofit organizations committed to advancing equity in the early childhood sector have received multi-year grant funding as a result of a collaboration between the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation and Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. The partnership was formed to support community-based organizations and coalitions led by and serving Black, Latino, American Indian, and other people of color that are working to center the experience of children and families to tackle a range of early childhood issues.

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Jul
08

Black Philanthropy Initiative Announces Equity In Education Grant Recipients

The Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) announces $68,000 in grants awarded through its Equity in Education grants program.  The spring 2021 grant cycle focused on BPI’s goal of advancing equity in education so that Black students and graduates can gain access, advance, and have the support needed to thrive. BPI prioritized Black-led organizations, public schools with a high population of Black students, and organizations and programs that invest directly in predominately Black schools and/or neighborhoods. 
 

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Jul
08

Black Philanthropy Initiative Requests Video Proposals for Impact Grants Program

The Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) is now accepting video applications for its Impact Grants program. BPI’s Impact Grants are investments in local programs, projects, and initiatives that support issues impacting Black communities in Forsyth County

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