Grants were awarded to nonprofit programs serving education, health and human services in 41 eastern counties.
This year the Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment awarded:
$40,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Edenton/Chowan County
$42,500 to Communities In Schools of Robeson County
Supporting CIS student support specialists, after‐school program instructors and public school staff implementing the WhyTry Resilience Program at nine schools, as part of the greater goal of reducing dropouts and improving the social‐emotional learning of students
$50,000 to the Coastal Horizons Center, Inc. in New Hanover County
$40,000 to the Coastal Women's Shelter Inc. in Craven, Jones and Pamlico counties
$30,000 to the Down East Partnership for Children in Nash and Edgecombe counties
$35,000 to the Open Door Community Center in northeastern NC
Supporting a safe place for women and their children to live while providing the women with the opportunity to develop the skills and resources needed to prepare them to transition into stable, long‐term housing through working with the case manager, other ODCC staff and volunteers
$50,000 to the Phoenix Hometown Hires in the Cape Fear region
Supporting creating jobs, transforming lives and improving the well‐being of residents in the Cape Fear region through the Job Program, Step2 Program and partnerships with businesses and community stakeholders in the region
$42,500 to Reach Out and Read in southeastern NC
Supporting RORC's southeastern NC initiative, partnering with over 88 individual medical providers at 18 clinical locations, focused on increasing the depth, quality and reach of the medically based literacy intervention across seven counties impacting 22,290+ children under age five
$35,000 to Student Action with Farmworkers in eastern NC
Supporting work with community partners to facilitate Into the Fields interns/fellows to welcome farmworkers to eastern NC and link them to critical health, education, and human services. Eight bilingual students will assist more than 1000 Latino agricultural workers to access community resources
$35,000 to Teach For America ‐ Eastern NC
$30,000 to Transitions LifeCare in Harnett, Johnston and surrounding counties
$35,000 to TROSA (Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc.) in eastern NC
$35,000 to Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, Inc.
Supporting making home a safer place to live for approximately 100 seniors in Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties. WARM staff and volunteers make safety‐related home repairs and accessibility upgrades for low‐income homeowners to help them age in place with independence and dignity
“We were honored to award these grants to nonprofit programs making an impact in eastern North Carolina,” said Leslie Ann Jackson, NCCF director of grants and scholarships. “This marks the first competitive portion of the grants program from the fund,” she said. “Thanks to Mrs. Burevitch’s lifelong support of charitable causes, the Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment will have an impact across eastern North Carolina for generations to come and cement her legacy as a philanthropist who cared deeply for her community.”
NCCF was proud to announce the establishment of the $20 million Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment in 2015. The endowment has been granting to Burevitch’s named nonprofits since then, when the plan was announced for a portion of the fund to grow before commencing the competitive portion of the grants program this year. More than $1.4 million has been granted to her named charities to date.
“Mrs. B,” as Burevitch was known to her friends, was a Wilmington native whose generosity was well-known in southeastern North Carolina and beyond. The story of her philanthropy can be found at nccommuityfoundation.org.
About the North Carolina Community Foundation
The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $145 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $270 million in assets, NCCF sustains 1,300 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with a network of affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels.
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