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Jun
16

Outer Banks Community Foundation Announces Christopher Sawin to Serve as its President and Chief Executive Officer

Southern Shores, NC, June 16, 2021 — The Outer Banks Community Foundation is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has voted unanimously to hire Christopher Sawin as President and Chief Executive Officer. Sawin, who comes to the Community Foundation from Dare County Arts Council, will officially start in his new role effective August 1. Sawin joins the Community Foundation at a challenging and exciting time in its nearly 40-year local history. He fills a role left vacant by Lorelei Costa, who departed in March 2021 to lead Suffolk (Virginia) Center for the Cultural Arts, after eight years of exemplary service to our community.
 

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Jun
16

The Foundation for a Healthy High Point Announces Spring 2021 Grant Awards

High Point, N.C. — The Board of Directors for The Foundation for a Healthy High Point — a private foundation that invests in the advancement of health and wellness for Greater High Point residents — approved a total of $276,799 in support of local efforts focused on early childhood and youth development, community empowerment and capacity building for local non-profits.

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Jun
11

The Cannon Foundation Announces Grant Awards

Concord, N.C. — On June 8, 2021, the Board of Directors for The Cannon Foundation approved a total of $1,448,169 in grants across the state to non-profit organizations advancing efforts in higher education, healthcare, human services, and other areas.

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Jun
10

15 Community Collaboratives Selected for myFutureNC Local Educational Attainment Collaboratives launched by ncIMPACT Initiative

The UNC School of Government’s ncIMPACT Initiative announces the selection of 15 community collaboratives to an inaugural cohort working to better align their education systems with the needs of their regional economy, in partnership with myFutureNC. This intensive two-year project will position the cohort to significantly increase the number of individuals with postsecondary degrees, credentials, or certificates of value in the workforce. It aligns with the state’s legislative goal of 2 million individuals between the ages of 25-44 who possess a high-quality credential or postsecondary degree by 2030. Funding was provided by the John M. Belk Endowment, Dogwood Health Trust and UNC Rural.

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Jun
10

WNC Bridge Foundation Announces Hybrid Drums & Dragons Fundraising Event

WNC Bridge Foundation’s premier fundraising event, Drums & Dragons, launches registration June 7th at charityfootprints.com/DrumsAndDragons2021 Drums & Dragons is a great team-building experience enjoyed by local businesses and non-profits in our community. Participants can create or join a team online to raise funds for the local participating non-profit of their choice. Teams and individuals can participate ahead of the race by staying active and logging steps for the virtual portion of the event or join in person at the rowing event on Saturday, August 28th at Lake Julian Park in Arden.
 

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Jun
10

Golden LEAF Board awards $5.7 million at June meeting

At the June 2021 Board meeting, the Golden LEAF Board of Directors awarded $2.4 million in funding to support projects through the Open Grants Program, Community-Based Grant Initiative, and Disaster Recovery Grant Program. In addition, the Board awarded $1.75 million to N.C. Community College System to provide scholarships for community college students and $1.5 million to the Center for Creative Leadership to implement the leadership training component of the Golden LEAF Scholarship Program.

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Jun
10

Golden LEAF announces award of 215 scholarships to rural high school seniors and community college transfer students

Golden LEAF is pleased to announce 215 new scholarships have been awarded to support students attending four-year colleges or universities in North Carolina this fall. This year’s scholarship recipients hail from 73 rural counties and most have lived in rural North Carolina all of their life. Students will receive $3,000 each year for up to four years of undergraduate study while attending a participating college or university.

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Jun
04

Duke Energy announces $1 million in grant opportunities for North Carolina nonprofits dedicated to social justice, racial equity

Nonprofits serving communities of color will receive $25,000 grants for general operating funds.

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Jun
02

With $7.25M Charitable Grant from Anonymous Trust, NC State’s College of Education to Launch Transformational Scholarships Program to Prepare 100 Teachers for Eastern NC

NC State’s College of Education has received a $7.25 million charitable grant from the Anonymous Trust to establish the Transformational Scholarships Program and prepare 100 teachers for counties in Eastern North Carolina with fewer resources but greater needs. This is the largest gift the College of Education has received for student scholarships since records have been kept, and among the largest of its kind ever awarded to any college of education in North Carolina to prepare teachers.

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Jun
01

Women for Women Giving Circle Announces $310,000 in Grants Supporting WNC Women and Girls

(May 2021) – Women for Women recently awarded seven grants totaling $310,000. With these awards and in its 16th year of grantmaking, the giving circle has invested more than $4.4 million to support programs serving WNC women and girls.

Women for Women’s mission is to improve the lives of women and girls through collective giving. The giving circle always welcomes new members; membership information is at www.cfwnc.org.

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