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Aug
05

SECU Foundation Awards over $3 Million in Grants to 34 Non-Profits Affected by COVID-19

Raleigh, N.C. – SECU Foundation is pleased to announce the third phase of its COVID-19 pandemic relief efforts, in which over $3 million in grants were awarded to thirty-four North Carolina non-profits to support their operational needs.  Organizations across the state adversely affected by the crisis are in dire need of financial assistance to offset mounting expenses and to continue their mission of providing valuable services in communities of North Carolina.  The grants, distributed over the past several weeks, provide much needed support to a diverse group of non-profits that SECU Foundation has assisted over the last 15 years.  These organizations span all regions of our State and help meet essential needs in the areas of healthcare and human services.  Examples include hospice care, healthcare centers, domestic violence and homeless shelters, and addiction recovery centers.  

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Jul
28

LGF Responds to Impact of COVID on LGBTQ BIPOC Communities

Durham, NC –The Laughing Gull Foundation has increased its annual payout by $250,000 to the LGBTQ Equality Program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The additional funding prioritizes twelve LGF grantee partner organizations supporting the immediate needs of LGBTQ Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities disproportionately impacted by this public health crisis.

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Jul
21

The Cannon Foundation Announces New Executive Director

Concord, NC - The Board of Directors of The Cannon Foundation are pleased to announce the selection of Tina Markanda as Executive Director of the Foundation effective September 1. Ms. Markanda is currently the Executive Director of The Foundation for a Healthy High Point, where she has served since 2014 when the foundation was established. As the foundation’s inaugural executive director, she worked with the board to develop their programs on Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Early Childhood Intervention, Behavioral Health, and programs to support capacity-building efforts for not for profit community organizations.

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Jul
21

The John M. Belk Endowment Announces the John M. Belk Endowment Impact Fellowship

The John M. Belk Endowment (JMBE) believes in the value of education as a means to personal fulfillment and community vitality. By creating pathways to and through postsecondary education for underrepresented students, JMBE is committed to helping students attain the marketable skills and training needed to gain meaningful employment and contribute to the development of a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

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Jul
15

Duke Energy announces $750,000 in grants for North Carolina nonprofits dedicated to social justice, racial equity

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy today announced a new $750,000 grant opportunity through the Duke Energy Foundation for North Carolina nonprofit organizations working for social justice and racial equity.

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Jul
10

North Carolina Community Foundation launches North Carolina Healing Communities Fund in response to COVID-19

The North Carolina Community Foundation is honored to announce the creation of the North Carolina Healing Communities Fund to respond to nonprofit needs across the state stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Jul
10

The Women’s Fund of North Carolina made $17,500 in grants supporting domestic violence programs

The Women’s Fund of North Carolina recently made $17,500 in grants to nonprofit organizations across the state that are providing domestic violence services and programs for women. These grants are in direct response to surging needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Jul
10

NCCF Disaster Relief Fund made $625,000 in Hurricane Florence disaster recovery grants

The North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund made $625,000 in disaster recovery and resiliency grants since March for communities impacted by Hurricane Florence as the Fund wraps up response to this storm.

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Jul
10

Golden LEAF announces award of 215 scholarships to rural high school seniors

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 year’s scholarship recipients hail from 75 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 study while attending a participating college or university.

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Jul
10

K-64 program connects Catawba County students to local careers

K-64 is a collaborative workforce program bringing together education, business, government, and community leaders to connect students and employers to shape future careers, meet workforce demands, and help sustain the economic development of Catawba County. The name, K-64, is a reference to preparing students from kindergarten (K) through retirement (64).

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