Nonprofit news roundup, 04.28.17

MiracleFeet getting $5 million

MiracleFeet in Carrboro has been awarded a $5 million grant over five years by the Oak Foundation to help end the disability caused by untreated clubfoot in low-income countries.

The foundation’s grant will support a 15-year plan in partnership with the Global Clubfoot Initiative to end disability caused by clubfoot worldwide.

MiracleFeet is responsible for raising $2 million in new funding over the next three years to qualify for the $2 million installments from the Oak Foundation in years four and five.

The grant, which provides general operating funds to make clubfoot treatment more readily accessible in low-income communities worldwide, will help ensure that an additional 60,000 children born with clubfoot get the treatment they need, MiracleFeet says

One in 750 children is born with clubfoot, a debilitating birth defect that causes one or both feet to point inward and upward, making it difficult and painful to walk.

Each year, roughly 180,000 children are born with clubfoot, with 90 percent of them living in low- and middle-income countries.

MiracleFeet, which says it is the largest organization working exclusively on the issue of clubfoot, has provided treatment to over 21,000 children in 17 low-income countries through partnerships with local healthcare providers and donors.

Guilford Child Development adding adult center

Guilford Child Development in Greensboro plans to build a two-story, 6,000-square-foot adult learning center adjacent to its Staley Child Development Center in High Point.

The addition will will cost over $1 million, is scheduled to open in early 2018.

Guilford Child Development is financing the new addition with federal funding.

Wake Forest joins lower-income initiative

Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem has joined a national alliance of colleges and universities that aims to increase the number of high-performing, low-and-moderate-income students at undergraduate schools with the highest graduation rates.

Launched in December 2016 with 30 schools, the Alliance now has grown to 68 schools and is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Other North Carolina schools in the Alliance are Davidson College, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

First Bank to give $100,000

Over the next year, First Bank will award a total of $100,000 to individuals in the Carolinas to help them pursue their goals, including $25,000 it will give every three months to winners selected by a committee of First Bank employees in partnership with a different nonprofit partner the bank will choose each quarter that will get $10,000 to support its mission.

Food drive raises equivalent nearly 72,000 pounds of food

Food and cash donations from the April 21-22 #FeedGSO Community Food Drive, a collaboration of local grocery stores and three dozen congregations that teamed up with Greensboro Urban Ministry, raised the equivalent of 71,950 pounds of food.

Family Abuse Services to host gala

Family Abuse Services of Alamance County will host its Hollywood-themed 7th Annual Purple Ribbon Gala on May 6 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Vailtree Event Center in Burlington.

Triad Community Kitchen marking anniversaries

Triad Community Kitchen, a program of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina in Winston-Salem, will celebrate its 10th anniversary, and the first anniversary of operating Providence Restaurant and Catering with an event on May 7 from 6 p.m. 9 p.m. at the restaurant at 5790 University Parkway.

In the past 10 years, over 600 underemployed individuals have learned culinary history, basic knife skills, kitchen safety and more during a 13-week training program.

Winston-Salem Foundation awards teacher grants

The Winston-Salem Foundation awarded a total of $53,720 to 32 teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade in the Winston- Salem/Forsyth County Schools for professional development.

Triangle Race for the Cure set for May 6

The Triangle Race for the Cure, presented locally by Duke Cancer Institute to raise money for Susan G. Komen, will be held May 6 at the Frontier in Research Triangle Park.

Three-fourths percent of net income from the event helps fund local programs offering breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment. The remaining one-fourth supports the Susan G. Komen Research Grants Program, which provided this year provided a total of $3 million in research grants to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina Central University in collaboration with Duke University.

Gift to support conservatory

Don and Teresa Caine, owners of Greensboro-based Camco Manufacturing, made a gift to support a new Conservatory at High Point University that will provide space for students and faculty to conduct botanical research and house a classroom, working greenhouse, new eatery and planting display space for the community. The University would not disclose the size of the gift.

Transitions LifeCare adds board members

Transitions LifeCare elected three new members to its board of directors, including  Susan Catchings,  a family nurse practitioner with Avance Care; Zeke Creech, a lawyer at Zeke Creech Law; and Charles Kabugo-Musoke, an associate at Smith Anderson.

Endowment created at Lee funder

The Holzwarth Family Endowment has been established at the Lee County Community Foundation and will make annual grants to Jonesboro United Methodist Church, Christian United Outreach Center and Salvation Army Sanford Service Center. The Holzwarth family also made a contribution to the community grantmaking fund at the Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.

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