Nonprofit news roundup, 12.22.16

High Point funder gives $951,000

The Foundation for a Healthy High Point is making $951,103 in grants to local organizations and nonprofits, with 80 percent of the funds going to programs that address teen pregnancy prevention and early intervention.

Groups receiving grants include Family Services of the Piedmont, $120,000; Open Door Ministries, $40,560; Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, $49,000; Guilford County Coalition on Infant Mortality, $50,030; Division of Public Health, Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, $258,639; Guilford County Partnership for Children, $39,000; SHIFT NC, $375,534; and Guilford Non-Profit Consortium, $10,000.

The Foundation also approved $8,340 to the Guilford Non-Profit Consortium to support summer internships for college students.

Sisters of Mercy Foundation gives $965,000

Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation awarded 26 grants totaling $965,250 to 26 nonprofits in 11 counties in North Carolina and one in South Carolina.

The awards included 15 grants totaling $520,050 for social services and 11 grants totaling $445,200 for education.

Bayer gives $420,000

Bayer in Research Triangle Park donated over $420,238 this year to local charities and organizations, including $100,000 to the Community Garden at Passage Home in Raleigh that was the first installment of a three-year grant of $300,000.

Junior Achievement to honor Brady, Page

Don Brady, founder, chairman, and CEO of Brady Services, and Bob Page, founder and CEO of Replacements, Ltd., will be inducted by Junior Achievement of the Triad into its Business Leaders Hall of Fame on January 24.

The event will be held at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center, starting with a VIP Green Carpet reception honoring the inductees at 5:30 p.m., followed by the awards dinner and presentation at 6:30 p.m.

Schools gets $40,000 for financial education

Truliant Federal Credit Union awarded $40,000 in grants for 13 schools and school systems offering financial education programs, including Dudley High School, Eastern Alamance High School, Eastern Guilford Middle School, Lowrance Middle School, Northeast Guilford High School, and the Social Studies Department of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools.

Salvation Army gives donated toys to kids

The Salvation Army of Wake County distributed toys and other items to nearly 3,300 families, including over 7,100 children, donated by hundreds of companies, churches, families and community groups.

SECU Family House gets $3,734

SECU Family House, a 45-bedroom hospitality house that provides lodging for patients or caregivers, or both, traveling to Winston-Salem for medical care received a grant of $3,734 for its Family Assistance Fund from Blue Ridge Electric Members Foundation.

Through November, over 400 guests this year had used over $68,000 drawn from the Fund, which was established with seed funding from North Carolina Baptist Hospital Foundation to provide support for guests to stay at the Family House for a reduced rate.

Family House charges $35 a night to offset costs and support future families, but the Fund allows qualified guests to stay for as little as $15 a night.

Greensboro Coliseum gets $5,000

The Greensboro Coliseum Complex received a grant from Duke Energy to pay for up to $5,000 toward the purchase and installation of an electric-vehicle car-charging station.

Board changes at John Rex Endowment

Wake County District Court Judge Craig Croom and Matt Leatherman, policy analyst for the state Department of State Treasurer have joined the board of directors of the John Rex Endowment in Raleigh.

Linda Butler, vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer at Rex Healthcare, has been named board chair, and Walker Wilson, director of health policy for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina has been named vice chair.

Interfaith Clergy gets $5,300 for hurricane relief

First Tennessee Bank gave $5,300 to Interfaith Clergy in Greenville to assist with relief efforts related to Hurricane Matthew.

College students stuff stockings for Salvation Army

The Student Government Association and other student groups at High Point University partnered with The Salvation Army of High Point to fill over 1,100 stockings with toys, clothes, and hygiene items for boys and girls ages one to 12.

Project EverGreen donates trees

Project EverGreen donated 11 giant evergreen trees to Greensboro Parks and Recreation and helped volunteers plant them at Levette Ballfield at Nocho Park.

Catawba funder gives $80,000

Kenneth K. and Suzanne G. Millholland Endowment, a fund of the Catawba Valley Community Foundation, which is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation, distributed grants totaling $80,000 to 20 nonprofits.

UNCW gets $10,000 for literary magazine

Ecotone, the literary magazine at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Lookout Books, the literary book imprint of the school’s Department of Creative Writing, have received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts for publication of the magazine.

Franklinton school getting $2,500

Tar River Elementary School in Franklinton will receive a $2,500 grant from Give a Note Foundation that will be matched by the CMA Foundation.

Volunteers assemble toiletry kits, trail-mix bags

One hundred forty employees of International Textile Group assembled 1,000 toiletry kits that were donated to the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope, and over 800 bags of trail mix that were delivered to the Interactive Resource Center.

Coordinating the volunteer project were The Volunteer Center of Greensboro and United Way of Greater Greensboro.

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