Nonprofit news roundup, 11.13.15

Cumberland Community Foundation awards $1 million

Cumberland Community Foundation has awarded over $1 million in grants, named four new members of its board of directors, and organized its grantmaking and leadership around six “priority-impact” areas.

Joining the Foundation’s board are Kelly Puryear, Lockett Tally, Seema Slehria and Myrtle Summers.

Since 2003, the Foundation’s assets have grown to $72 million from $22 million, while grants to local charities have grown to over $30 million.

Through 2020, the Foundation’s priority impact areas will be growing sustainable support for local nonprofits; growing local giving; increasing college access and affordability; improving education outcomes; improving quality of life for all; and strengthening local nonprofits.

The recent round of grants focuses on those six areas.

Lynne Callahan Nimocks received the Mary Lynn McCree Bryan Leadership Award for her leadership of the board of the Cape Fear Botanical Garden during the construction of a new facility and expansion of programs.

Cone Health Foundation giving $4.8 million

Cone Health Foundation in Greensboro awarded $4.82 million in grants to 40 area nonprofits.

The grants support agencies working in the Foundation’s four focus areas of grantmaking — access to health care; adolescent pregnancy prevention; HIV/AIDS; and substance abuse and mental health.

Some of the grants fall outside of those defined categories and support community collaborations.

The median award was $100,000, and 41 percent of grants support access to care.

Since 1997, Cone Health Foundation has made nearly 1,300 grants and contributions totaling over $77 million.

Women’s Resource Center raises $100,000

The Women’s Center of Greensboro raised over $100,000 at Men Can Cook, an event that celebrated the agency’s 20th anniversary and featured corporate sponsors, a silent auction and dishes prepared by over 50 community chefs.

Women’s Fund to mark 10 years

The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem will host a luncheon November 17 at the Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

At the event, to be held from noon to 1:30 p.m., the Fund will announce more than $107,000 in grants to recipients..

In the last nine years, the Fund has awarded 85 grants totaling $1.2 million to local organizations.

Grants are funded from the pooled contributions of the Fund’s members and donors. The Fund has over 800 strong members, including female corporate and nonprofit leaders, educators, community leaders, volunteers, entrepreneurs, college and high school students who each year determine which organizations receive grant funding.

Food drive to benefit Feeding America

Friends Feeding Friends, an annual food drive that is held at all Lowes Food stores in the Carolinas and Virginia through December 31 and benefits Feeding America and its member agencies in the three states, has kicked off.

General Mills, which contributing $20,000 to the food drive, sponsored kickoff events at five Lowes Foods stores.

Friends Feeding Friends has raised nearly 19 million pounds of food — including over 15 million meals in North Carolina, where it is the largest food drive — and is on track to reach 20 million pound this holiday season.

Summit Rotary support ‘Say Yes’

Summit Rotary members are making contributions to the “Say Yes’ program in Guilford County to help meet a $25,000 challenge grant.

Funds support the club’s McKnight Scholarship endowment program, which has awarded 80 college scholarships over the past 31 years and is currently awarding 16 $1,500 scholarships, one for each public high school in Guilford County.

Maddrey joins Center for Nonprofits

Robert Maddrey, assistant vice president for philanthropy, annual fund, and operations at  North Carolina Symphony, has joined he North Carolina Center for Nonprofits as director for sustainability.

Avery joins Pat’s Place

Lori Avery, senior director of development at LifeSpan in Charlotte, has joined Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center in Charlotte as director of development and communications.

High Point Salvation Army begins Red Kettle campaign

The Salvation Army of High Point has kicked off its annual end-of-year Red Kettle campaign and aims to raise $160,000, or enough to help an additional 200 families in need this year.

Butterball donating turkeys

Butterball is donating 125 turkeys plus 345 pounds of deli meat through Urban Ministries of Durham.

The turkeys will be distributed through Urban Ministries’ partner agencies to provide Thanksgiving dinner in the community, and the lunchmeat will provide sandwiches for healthy bag lunches given to clients of Urban Ministries during breakfast.

Benevolence Farm gets $10,000

Benevolence Farm in Alamance County has been awarded $10,000 from RSF Social Finance.

Phillips Foundation principals featured in book

Elizabeth Carlock Phillips, executive director of the Phillips Foundation in Greensboro, and Kevin Phillips, president of the Foundation’s board of directors, are featured in “If … Stories of Philanthropy,” a coffee-table book released by Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management.

Women’s Fund awards $13,000

The Women’s Fund of North Carolina at the North Carolina Community Foundation awarded a total of $13,000 to five organizations.

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