12.11.17 NC Nonprofit News

Dec 11, 2017 | News, North Carolina, Philanthropy Journal

Golden LEAF Foundation allocates the remaining $14,347,101 in Disaster Recovery Program funding, Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina grants their 3,500th wish, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust opens their February 2018 Grant Cycle, and more.

News about grants, gifts

The Golden LEAF Foundation will allocate the remaining $14,347,101 in Disaster Recovery Program funding received from the North Carolina General Assembly after last year’s hurricane and tropical storms. The $55 million appropriated to Golden LEAF has supported 74 projects.

The Winston-Salem Foundation awarded 18 Community Grants totaling $501,960 to local nonprofits in November.

News about people, groups

J. Trent Jones, a partner with Hall and Hall Ranch Brokers in Sun Valley, Idaho, has been elected a Trustee of The Duke Endowment.

Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina granted their 3,500th wish on Friday, December 8th to a Geene County teen at Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh.

Wine To Water, which promotes awareness about the water crisis and supporting clean water initiatives around the world, will hold their annual Christmas cocktail on Glenwood at The Lynk on Saturday December 16th.

More than 40 local medical providers will be part of a team bound for San Pedro Sula, Honduras in March 2018 to perform critical hip and knee replacements. Operation Walk Carolinas, made up of surgeons, internists, physical therapists, nurses and scrub techs from OrthoCarolina, Carolinas Healthcare and Novant Health, expects to perform upwards of 50 hip and knee replacements on Honduran people over just four days. 

Pinecone, the Piedmont Council on Traditional Music, will partner with the North Carolina Arts Council to produce the North Carolina Heritage Award ceremony on May 23, 2018 as part of their Down Home Concert series. The event will be the culmination of activities celebrating the 50th anniversary of the North Carolina Arts Council.

News about opportunities, initiatives

YNPN Triangle NC’s last professional development event of the year, Leadership Strategies for Developing Inspired & Invested Teams, will take place on December 11th at 6:30 PM at Teach For America in Durham.

Urban Ministries of Wake County’s Director of Development, John Welch, was awarded 2017 Outstanding Fundraising Professional by the Triangle, NC Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). AFP works to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.

Sanford Health is creating one of the world’s most lucrative awards to recognize innovations in health care. The $1 million prize, which will be known as the Sanford Lorraine Cross Award, will award excellence in life-changing treatments, medical innovations and research conducted by scientists around the world.

SHIFT NC has been selected to participate in the 2018 Non-Profit Internship Program. NPIP pairs Pell-grant eligible college students with NC non-profits for an eight-week paid summer internship. Interested students have until February 12 at 12:00 pm to apply.

The Triangle North Healthcare Foundation is offering free grant writing training for grant writing professionals or those interested in learning more about writing grants. “A Comedy of Errors: Ten Grant Writing Errors We Really Don’t Want You to Make” will take place Wednesday, January 10th at the Warren County Expo Center and Wednesday, February 7th at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Annex.

Christ Episcopal Church of Downtown Raleigh will hold  its annual Run for Young 5K race taking place Sunday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. All proceeds from race registration fees will go to programs that raise awareness about safe driving practices for teens at local high schools, as well as support for the Christ Church Youth Ministry Endowment.

Compass Center for Women and Families is now recruiting Domestic Violence Advocates, Spanish Interpreter/Translators, Childcare Volunteers and more for volunteer training in February.  See their website for a complete listing of volunteer opportunities.

The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust‘s February 2018 Grant Cycle is now open. The grant application deadline is February 13th at 5:00 pm.

The NC Center for Nonprofits will host the Walking the Talk: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in North Carolina Nonprofits webinar on December 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m.

The City of Raleigh is now accepting applications for the 2018 Environmental Awards program. The awards will be celebrated on March 22, 2018 at the old City Market in downtown Raleigh. The online application will close on January 26, 2018.

The Durham Arts Council 2018–2019 Annual Call for Artists is now open. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2018.

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