Nonprofit news roundup, 07.22.16

Sisters of Mercy Foundation awards $1 million

Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation awarded grants totaling just over $1 million to 25 non­profits.

Social services are the focus of 10 of those grants, totaling $379,830, while nine grants totaling 356,975 focus on education, and six totaling $263,690 focus on health care.

Nonprofits receiving the grants are based in Buncombe, Gaston, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Mecklenburg, and Transylvania counties in North Carolina, and York County in South Carolina.

Habitat Forsyth getting $750,000 from BB&T

Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County is getting $750,000 from BB&T to build 30 houses over the next three years in the Boston-Thurmond neighborhood of Winston-Salem.

The gift is the largest Habitat Forsyth has received in its 31-year history.

The neighborhood, near downtown and just off of University Park, has been the focus since 2008 of Habitat’s neighborhood revitalization program.

Museum of Art gets $500,000

The North Carolina Museum of Art has received a $500,000 grant from the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust and will use the funds to renovate its East Building gallery and education spaces.

The phased project, which begins this month, will include  improvements and additions to the Museum’s education studios, the creation of a new media and photography gallery space, and the reinstallation and expansion of the Museum’s African collection.

Early Childhood Foundation gets $325,000

The North Carolina Early Childhood Education Foundation in Raleigh has been awarded a $325,000 grant by The Duke Endowment in Charlotte and will use the funds to establish a Birth‐to‐Eight Policy Center to serve as a source of information for policymakers, business leaders, philanthropists, early childhood professionals, community leaders and others in the state on policies to support development of children from birth to age eight.

Truliant creates $200,000 fund to support financial literacy

Truliant Federal Credit Union in Winston-Salem is launching a $200,000 fund to make grants through 2020 to advance financial literacy to teachers in schools districts in communities in which it has financial centers for its members.

Greensboro United Way sets $1 million goal for ‘Pacesetter’ campaign

Sixteen companies aim to help raise $1 million by August 31 as part of the early “Pacesetter” campaign for United Way of Greater Greensboro.

Chairing the Pacesetter effort is Chuck Burns, corporate development officer and vice president of First Citizens Bank.

United Way will kick off its annual fall campaign on August 31 at 7 p.m. at Belk in Friendly Center.

Chairing the annual campaign will be Gregg Strader, executive vice president and chief banking officer of American National Bank & Trust.

Burns will serve as vice chair.

Human rights funders give $2.3 billion

Just over 800 funders awarded $2.3 billion in funding for human rights in 2013, up 23 percent from 2012, a new report says.

The 2016 edition of “Advancing Human Rights: Update on Global Foundation Grantmaking” from the International Human Rights Funders Group and Foundation Center, analyzes 20,300 grants to 12,262 organizations throughout the world in 2013.

Fidelity Charitable gives $1.6 billion

Fidelity Charitable says it made a record-high $1.6 billion in grants recommended by donors in the first six months of 2016.

Since it was founded 25 years ago, Fidelity Charitable has made $23.4 billion in grants recommended by donors.

Baseball event raises $1,300

A ticket raffle hosted by the Holly Springs Civitan Club on July 12 at the inaugural Miracle

All-Star Game that featured players from the Advanced Players Academy of the Miracle League paired with players from the Holly Springs Salamanders raised a total of over $1,300 for the Miracle League and Civitan Club.

Greensboro Housing Coalition recognized for weatherization

Greensboro Housing Coalition received an “Outstanding Partnership” certificate from the Piedmont Triad Regional Council Weatherization Assistance Program, which works to help lo- income, elderly, or disabled residents in seven Triad counties save energy and reduce their utility bills by improving energy efficiency.

Volunteer Center gets $15,000

The Volunteer Center of Greensboro received a $5,000 grant from the Women’s Professional Forum Foundation it used to provide scholarships for 25 female Guilford County School students.

The Center also received $10,000 from Lincoln Financial for its program, Reducing Hunger through Service.

Project One Scholarship Fund awards scholarships

Project One Scholarship Fund is giving four students in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools up to $25,000 in scholarships each to attend college.

Since it began in 2009, the Fund has awarded over $400,000 in scholarships.

High Point clinic receives award

Community Clinic of High Point receive “Top Performing Clinic” award from the North Carolina Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.

Corporate Volunteer Council to host open house

The Corporate Volunteer Council of the Volunteer Center of Greensboro will host an open house on August 17 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Center at 1500 Yanceyville St.

Triangle Autism Walk set for October 8

The Triangle Walk for Autism will be held October 8 at 9 a.m. in Raleigh.

The event, to benefit the Autism Society of North Carolina, will begin at Halifax Mall north of the Legislative Building and the N.C. Museum of Life Sciences.

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