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Mar
01

Black Philanthropy Initiative Announces Impact Grant Recipients during Black History Month

The Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) announces $10,500 in grants awarded through its Impact Grants program. BPI’s Impact Grants are investments in programs, projects, and initiatives supporting Forsyth County’s Black communities, and the grantees are local groups and organizations with annual budgets under $150,000.
 

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Feb
24

Blue Cross Blue Shield NC Foundation Gives $450,000 Grant to Lactation Certificate Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Feb. 22, 2022) - Support for infant health among people of color is about to take a leap forward in the Triad area, thanks to a $450,000 grant to the Foundation for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.

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Feb
22

SECU Foundation gives $40,000 Grant to Help Higher Ed Works Expand Resources for Education Initiative

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SECU Foundation has awarded a $40,000 grant to Higher Ed Works (HEW) to help the non-partisan public charity support and promote public higher education in North Carolina. HEW will use the funding to expand resources for written and video production, helping to fulfill their mission to educate North Carolinians about the great value of the state’s public, postsecondary education. Over the next two years, Higher Ed Works will place special emphasis on promoting the North Carolina Community College System in conjunction with the ambitious goal of myFutureNC – ensuring that by 2030, two million North Carolinians have a high-quality credential or a postsecondary degree.

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Feb
16

John Rex Endowment's Racial Equity Capacity Building Request for Proposal is now available

The funding purpose is to increase organizations’ effectiveness to lead with a racial equity commitment both in their own organizations and in the broader systems in which they work.

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Feb
11

North Carolina Community Foundation offers more than 120 College Scholarships- now open for applications across North Carolina

Feb. 11, 2022 — More than 120 college scholarships administered by the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) are now open for applications from students across the state, representing more than $1.5 million in available scholarship funds.
NCCF, the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina, partners with fundholders to administer hundreds of scholarship opportunities across North Carolina. All scholarships are made from specific funds with criteria established by the original donor.

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Feb
10

Dr. LaTonya Penny Joins Laughing Gull Foundation as Executive Director

Laughing Gull Foundation is thrilled to announce that Dr. LaTonya Penny will join the organization as Executive Director on February 21, 2022. She follows Hez Norton who has held the position since 2017.

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Feb
10

The Winston Salem Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications For 2022- 2023 School Year

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The Winston-Salem Foundation is now accepting applications for its scholarship program for the 2022-2023 academic year. Deadlines are March 15 for most merit-based scholarships and July 1 for financial need-based scholarships.
 

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Feb
09

Golden Leaf Foundation's Board of Directors awards $1,714,857 in funding, hears presentations on federal funding opportunities

At the February Board meeting, the Golden LEAF Board of Directors awarded $1,080,800 in funding to support projects through the Open Grants Program and $562,678 in increased Disaster Recovery Grant Program funding. The Golden LEAF Board also approved $71,379 in funding for the NC Rural Center to support the Community-Based Grants Initiative in the Southeast Prosperity Zone. The Board was presented information regarding the use of federal American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds from the N.C. League of Municipalities and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government.

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Feb
07

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Accepting Letters of Intent for Second Cohort of Inclusive Public Art Initiative

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR) announced today that it is accepting Letters of Intent for a second cohort of Inclusive Public Art projects across the state. To access information about the Letter of Intent process, visit ZSR’s website: https://www.zsr.org/inclusive-public-art.

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Feb
07

PNC Foundation Commits $2 Million to Advance African American Entrepreneurship in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C., February 3, 2022 /CSRwire/ – The PNC Foundation is awarding more than $2 million to five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in North Carolina to establish the PNC North Carolina HBCU Initiative, an effort that aims to enrich the future of entrepreneurship and create workforce opportunities in the state.

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