Nonprofit news roundup, 11.27.17

Cone Health Foundation awards $4.84 million

Cone Health Foundation in Greensboro has awarded nearly $4.84 million in grants to 36 nonprofits in the region, brining its total grantmaking since 1997 to over $86 million.

Nonprofits receiving grants work in the foundation’s four focus areas, including access to health care; adolescent pregnancy prevention; HIV/AIDS; and substance abuse and mental health.

Some grants were made outside those categories and support community collaborations.

The median award was $100,500, and 41 percent of grant awards focused on access to care.

Salvation Army of High Point aims to raise $150,000

The Salvation Army of High Point has kicked off its annual Red Kettle campaign, which this year aims to raise $150,000.

The campaign needs to offset a projected shortfall of $12,000 as a result of a decision by a regional retailer no longer to allow the Salvation Army to set up it red kettles at more than 100 of its stores in the Southeast, including one in High Point.

And in the face of rising local need for food and clothing, the Salvation Army says, it again has begun it annual campaign two weeks before Thanksgiving in an effort to raise an additional $10,000 to $15,000 — enough to serve 200 families more than the 30,000 it served in the fiscal year ended September 30.

Barbara leaving Forsyth Futures

Dan Barbara has resigned as executive director of Forsyth Futures to care for an ailing parent but has agreed to continue serving in his role from his new home in the Southwest until the end of November, and then as a consultant for Forsyth Futures until the end of 2017.

Members of the board of directors of Forsyth Futures will oversee operations of the organization, with the support of staff members as needed, says board chair Rence Callahan.

The board is assessing the need for an interim executive director and aims to have a plan in place to go forward by the beginning of 2018, Callahan says.

Western North Carolina funder gives $1.45 million

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina in Asheville awarded grants totaling nearly $1.45 million to nonprofits serving economically-disadvantaged populations in 18 counties in the region.

John Rex Endowment gives $800,000

The John Rex Endowment in Raleigh awarded seven grants totaling over $800,000 to organizations and groups that support the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children.

Marathon team raises $578,000 for V Foundation

Team V, the endurance training program for the V Foundation for Cancer Research in Cary, raised $577,985 in the TCS New York City Marathon on November 5.

High Point Community Foundation gives $369,000

The High Point Community Foundation awarded a total of $369,310 in grants to 18 Guilford County charities, an increase of $40,000 from last year, at its 2017 annual grants luncheon on November 15 at High Point Country Club $40,000.

Legal Aid reopens office in Boone

Legal Aid of North Carolina has reopened its Boone office, thanks to funding from the Governor’s Crime Commission, six years after budget cuts forced the organization to close some of its smaller offices throughout the state.

State Farm agents partner with Junior Achievement

More than 20 local State Farm agents are partnering with Junior Achievement of the Triad to talk about their entrepreneurial experiences with high school students at Walter Williams High School in Burlington, Dudley High School in Greensboro, High Point Central High School, and Carver High School in Winston-Salem.

Family Service receives care bags

Family Service of the Piedmont received 150 care bags from Foresters Financial for the Fairview Family Resource Center on Taylor Street in High Point.

The donation included 75 hygiene kits filled with toiletry items, and 75 “New Mommy” kits filled with diapers, wipes and other items.

Ziehl-Abegg teams with Guilford Apprenticeship Partners

Ziehl-Abegg, a German manufacturer of fans and motors with operations in Greensboro, has joined Guilford Apprenticeship Partners to provide a four-year work agreement with apprentices.

Camp Corral names two to advisory council

Clark Frederick, a retired colonel in the Army Reserve, and Gary Bowen, dean of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have been appointed to the National Advisory Council of Raleigh-based Camp Corral.

College students build beds for veterans

Two student-run groups at High Point University teamed up to build 50 beds for Heal Our Heroes Camp, a new facility that will house homeless veterans in High Point.

Bank employees pitch in with Community Housing Solutions

Employees from First Bank teamed up with Community Housing Solutions to set kitchen cabinets, paint walls and complete trim work in the house of a single mother of two who lives in Greensboro.

Guilford Partnership for Children to host anniversary breakfast

Partnership for Children of Guilford County will celebrate its 20th anniversary at a breakfast on December 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Union Square Campus at 124 E. Gate Blvd. in Greensboro.

Carteret funder gives $54,600

Carteret Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation, awarded 20 local grants totaling $54,605.

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