Nonprofit news roundup, 07.28.17

Forsyth United Way raises $15.1 million

United Way of Forsyth County raised $15.1 million in its 2016 annual fundraising campaign as part of its total revenue of $18.2 million.

Chairing the campaign, which generated support from over 19,530 donors, was John C. Fox, chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Region for First Tennessee Bank.

ArtsGreensboro raises $1 million

ArtsGreensboro exceeded the $1 million target for its 2017 annual fundraising campaign by nearly $12,000.

The total raised in the campaign, which ended June 30, was up 8.5 percent from the previous year, and included contributions from individuals, foundations, local and state government, and businesses and corporations.

Funds raised in the campaign support arts organizations, initiatives and infrastructure.

Giving grows among smaller foundations

Grants by foundations with assets under $50 million grew three percent, on average, in 2016, compared to 2015, a new report says.

Among 883 client foundations surveyed, foundations of all sizes gave more than the required minimum distribution of five percent of assets, says the 2017 Report on Grantmaking from Foundation Source, with the smallest foundations exceeding the minimum distribution by a larger percentage than did larger foundations.

Foundations with assets under $1 million size foundations distributed 13.2 percent of their assets.

Foundations with assets under $50 million account for 98 percent of all private foundations in the U.S., Foundation Source says.

United Arts Council gives $274,000

United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County awarded 51 grants totaling $274,480 to 48 organizations, schools and municipalities in Wake County to support arts programming.

Ronald McDonald Houses getting $250,000

Ronald McDonald Houses in North Carolina were awarded a grant totaling $250,000 over the five years from Martin Marietta to help provide meals, lodging and additional support for over 35,000 families with children fighting serious illness or injury.

Seven Ronald McDonald Houses in North Carolina — in Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Durham, Greenville, Raleigh and Winston-Salem — collectively serve all 100 North Carolina counties and provide over 50,000 night stays a year.

Food Bank getting $52,000

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina has been awarded a $51,700 grant from the Walmart Foundation to help fight hunger in central and eastern North Carolina through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Passage Home names Crosslin interim executive director

Lisa Crosslin, chief program officer at Passage Home in Raleigh, has been named interim executive director.

She will take on the responsibilities of Jeanne Tedrow, founder and executive director, who is leaving Passage Home on August 28 to become CEO of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits.

Nonprofit leadership focus of seminar series

August 18 is the deadline for submitting applications to a seminar series for emerging nonprofit leaders , is now accepting applications thru August 18.

The leadership series, offered by the Education Advancement and Leadership Center at Crumley Roberts, in partnership with the Guilford Non-Profit Consortium, will include eight sessions from September 8 through the end of the year.

Hosted by Hank Heidenreich, chief operating officer and executive director of the Crumley Roberts Education Advancement and Leadership Center, will be held every other week at the Greensboro office of Crumley Roberts on Freeman Mill Road.

Open to executives of nonprofit community agencies in the greater Guilford County region, the series will focus on building leadership skills, identifying needs in the business model of participants’ organizations, and understand the impact of effective leadership on those organizations.

To register, or for information, contact Ruth Heyd, executive director of community engagement and employee wellness, at Crumley Roberts at

Free prescription cards available

United Way of Forsyth County and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership are teaming up to distribute prescription cards to residents of Forsyth County.

The cards can lower the cost of medicine by 42 percent or more, on average and immediately, for people without insurance or who take medications not covered by their insurance plan.

Use of the card requires no personal information from the user or eligibility criteria, and is unlimited for anyone, including people without insurance or with high insurance deductibles.

Consumers may print a card at;  call 800.222.2818 to request a card; or download a free FamilyWize app.

United Way staff members will distribute cards at The Health Fair on August 12 at Wentz Memorial United Church of Christ at 3435 Carver School Rd. in Winston-Salem from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Music event to benefit Mountain Valley Hospice

Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care will hold a benefit “July Jam” on July 29 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The Farmhouse Siloam at 2738 Siloam Road in Mount Airy.

Seating is limited. For information, contact Brett Willis, director of development at Mountain Valley Hospice, at 336.789.2922.

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