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Dec
01

Laughing Gull Foundation Announces over $1.85 million in Grantmaking Toward Organizations Focused on Higher Education for Individuals Who Are Justice-Involved

Durham, NC - The Laughing Gull Foundation (LGF) announced today that it has committed over $1.85 million in 2021 to organizations committed to advancing higher education opportunities for individuals who are justice-involved. Our intention with these grants is to play a role in reversing the trend of mass incarceration; and to affirm the humanity, capacity, and potential of people who are currently incarcerated and returning citizens.

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Nov
30

The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem Announces 2021 Grant Recipients

On Wednesday, November 17, The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem held its 16th Annual Luncheon entitled, “The Year of the Woman: Strength, Resilience, and Hope for our Future.” More than 130 members and friends of the Fund gathered in a virtual format to celebrate the power of philanthropy dedicated to women and girls.

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Nov
30

Dogwood Health Trust Releases Multi-Year Goals and Objectives

Asheville, N.C. – Dogwood Health Trust today announced the formal release of its goals and objectives within each of the organization’s four strategic priorities: Housing, Education, Economic Opportunity, Health & Wellness. The result of months of research, discussion and planning, the new goals - posted to its website - will guide Dogwood’s work over the next several years.
 

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Nov
30

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina Awards St. Gerard's House $20,000

St. Gerard House (SGH) announces a $20,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina to enhance parent involvement and safety for Grotto clients by installing a camera system. The Grotto program is a full-day, year round educational and therapeutic service to children aged 3 - 21 with autism spectrum disorder. A portion of funds will also support transportation for adult pre-vocational program participants in the community.
 

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Nov
29

Dogwood Health Trust Helps WNC Communities Leverage American Rescue Plan Act Funds for Affordable Housing

Asheville, N.C. – Dogwood Health Trust recently awarded more than $11.5 million in grants to support affordable housing projects throughout western North Carolina. These grants, varying in amounts between $275,000 and $2.5 million, were awarded to counties and municipalities that intend to use funding through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) in order to address the critical shortage of affordable and supportive housing for vulnerable populations. Utilizing Dogwood’s grant funding, these counties and municipalities are now in a position to leverage even more resources, with just over $21 million already secured.

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Nov
29

Judge Allyson K. Duncan Elected Trustee of The Duke Endowment

Charlotte, NC – Judge Allyson K. Duncan has been elected a Trustee of The Duke Endowment. “With her distinguished legal career, wide-ranging interests and expertise, and her deep roots in the Carolinas, we know Allyson Duncan will be a strong addition to our Board,” said Chair Minor Shaw. “Our founder wanted his Trustees to be ‘persons of character and ability,’ and she fits that mandate completely.”

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Nov
29

Community Foundation of Henderson County Announces Special Anniversary Grants

Hendersonville, N.C., November 23, 2021 – Community Foundation of Henderson County is celebrating 40 years of commitment to the local community in 2022. To honor the generosity of Community Foundation donors, the commitment of local nonprofits, and the enduring spirit of the local community, the Foundation is dedicating additional grantmaking funds for nonprofit organizations that work to make life better for all in Henderson County.

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Nov
29

St. Gerard House Expands Autism Care in Western North Carolina with Internal Infrastructure Expansion Grant

St. Gerard House (SGH) announces a $226,188 grant from Dogwood Health Trust to expand internal capacity in preparation of a future campus project. This infusion of funding creates three (3) full time jobs in the WNC region and builds the internal infrastructure necessary to scale up services as SGH moves to build a 10-acre campus in the coming years. 

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Nov
19

Cone Health Foundation Awards $4.3 Million to Nonprofits

Greensboro - Cone Health Foundation announced the commitment of $4,308,025 in grants to 43 different Greensboro-area nonprofit organizations. Some organizations will receive more than one monetary grant and others will receive technical assistance with no monetary grant. The awards support agencies working in the Foundation’s four focus areas of grantmaking:  access to health care, adolescent pregnancy prevention, HIV, and substance use/mental health disorders. Some fall outside of these defined categories and support community collaborations. The median award was $67,360 and 44 percent of grant awards were made in the access to care funding area.
 

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Nov
19

Duke Energy provides $1 million in grants to support organizations focused on social justice, racial equity in North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy today announced the recipients of $1 million in grants through the Duke Energy Foundation for North Carolina nonprofits working to advance social justice and racial equity.

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