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Nov
30

Dogwood Health Trust Awards More Than $2.8 Million in Racial Equity Community Grants to 130 Organizations in Western North Carolina

Asheville, N.C. – Dogwood Health Trust has awarded more than $2.8 million in Racial Equity Community Grants to a diverse range of 130 nonprofit and government agencies from every county and the Qualla Boundary in Western North Carolina. Dogwood exceeded its original funding goal of $1 million, funding 65% of requests, with the average award amount totaling $21,884. 
 

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Nov
24

Laughing Gull Foundation Announces over $1.3 million in Grantmaking Toward Organizations Focused on Higher Education for Justice-Involved Individuals

Durham, NC - The Laughing Gull Foundation (LGF) announced today that it has committed over $1.3 million in 2020 to programs and initiatives committed to advancing higher education opportunities for justice-involved people. This year’s grantmaking continues LGF’s vision of expanding access to higher education opportunities for incarcerated students and returning citizens.
 

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Nov
19

The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem Announces New Research Report and 2020 Grant Recipients

On Tuesday, November 17, The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem held its 15th Annual Luncheon entitled, “Where Do We Go from Here?” where more than 200 members and friends of the Fund gathered in a virtual format to celebrate the power of philanthropy dedicated to women and girls. With a mission to build economic security for women and girls in Forsyth County, members of The Women’s Fund come together to advance equity through the power of collective giving.

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Nov
18

$100,000 Grant Awarded to Dress for Success Triangle as Part of Triangle Community Foundation’s Women THRIVE project.

Research Triangle Park, November 18, 2020: Triangle Community Foundation has announced a $100,000 grant, awarded to local nonprofit organization Dress for Success Triangle, as part of their Women THRIVE project, to begin the implementation of a pilot program that focuses on workforce development for low-income single mothers in SE Raleigh and East Durham. This funding supports the program’s commitment to partnership with Triangle-area organizations providing critical services to low-income women, and will support current and new programming, evaluation, and technology adaptation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nov
17

Dogwood Health Trust Announces Impact of Multi-Pronged Census Campaign

Dogwood Health Trust’s Multi-Pronged Census Campaign Results in WNC Outperforming the State and Nation in Improved Counts from 2010; Likely to Yield $18 Billion in Federal Dollars for the Region
Partnering with nonprofit organizations bolstered a region-wide response network designed to obtain an accurate count for 2020
 

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Nov
12

Black Philanthropy Initiative Requests Proposals for Fall Equity in Education Grants Program

The Black Philanthropy Initiative (BPI) is accepting applications for its fall Equity in Education grants program! For this grant cycle, BPI requests proposals that work toward their focus area goal of Advancing Racial Equity in Education so that Black students and graduates can gain access, advance, and have the support needed to thrive. Organizations can apply for grants of up to $10,000.

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Nov
12

WNC Bridge Foundation Announces $53,000 Grant to St. Gerard House

The WNC Bridge Foundation has awarded a $53,000 grant to support the placement of a mobile classroom behind St. Gerard House’s Learning House location on Oakland St. The classroom will allow St. Gerard House to expand their programming for school aged group learners. The grant will also support hiring a clinical supervisor so SGH can expand programming.
 

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Nov
10

The Foundation for a Healthy High Point Funds 100 Laptops for GCS Enrichment Centers

Guilford County -  The Foundation for a Healthy High Point is providing funds to purchase 100 laptops to be distributed among five nonprofits that are opening student enrichment centers in High Point.

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Nov
03

William Buster Joins Dogwood Health Trust as Senior Vice President of Impact

Asheville, N.C. – Dogwood Health Trust welcomes seasoned foundation executive, William Buster to their Impact Team, effective Nov. 2. Buster is the latest member to join the organization’s leadership team, following the recent addition of Dr. Susan Mims as Interim CEO. 
 

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Nov
02

The Winston-Salem Foundation Announces First Mission-Aligned Investment to Piedmont Business Capital

The Winston-Salem Foundation (WSF) announces the first investment from its new Inclusive Economy Portfolio, a mission-aligned investment fund created to support local businesses and organizations working for social change. The Foundation’s $100,000 investment is being made to nonprofit community lender Piedmont Business Capital (PBC) to provide loans to businesses that are owned by and benefit communities of color in Forsyth County. 

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