2.20.17 NC Nonprofit News

Feb 20, 2017 | News, North Carolina, Philanthropy Journal

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina’s Pigeon River Fund awarded $309,635 to environmental groups working in Western North Carolina, Heart Math Tutoring held their Third Annual HearthThrob event to support the organization on February 10th, Local artists can apply for $1,500 grant from the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County and more

News about grants, gifts

GE and the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at Wilmington partnered in support of the Weekend Power Pack program at Wrightsboro United Methodist Church with a $15,000 gift from GE.

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina’s Pigeon River Fund awarded $309,635 to environmental groups working in Western North Carolina. 

Trustees of The Duke Endowment approved more than $8 million in new grants to United Methodist organizations in North Carolina. The 24 grants approved at the Trustees’ February meeting came through the Rural Church program area, which focuses on enhancing congregational vitality, deepening spiritual formation, and fostering community impact.

The MeFine Foundation’s Angel Tree Project collected over 1,100 toys, gift cards and baby items for children with chronic and critical illness. 

The North Carolina Community Foundation continues to allocate grants from the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund to support recovery efforts related to Hurricane Matthew and flooding in affected areas of the state. The Pitt County Community Foundation, a local affiliate of NCCF, has distributed $10,920 to date. The grant was directed to Habitat for Humanity of Pitt County for vouchers to replace household items.

News about people, groups

Heart Math Tutoring held their Third Annual HearthThrob event to support the organization on February 10th. 

United Way of North Carolina released the Self-Sufficiency Standard Report for North Carolina 2017 on Thursday, February 16. The report provides data to inform United Ways’ and their partners’ efforts to help families and individuals make progress towards real economic security.

The Young Nonprofit Professional Network (YNPN) held their Social Media Panel which discussed the role of social media to bring a change in the nonprofit sector on February 15th in Chapel Hill. 

With funding from the The North Carolina Arts Council, a collaboration with universities across the state will bring music from 11 countries in east Africa, all connected by the Nile River, to North Carolina for a series of musical celebrations. 

Methodist Home for Children celebrated its 20th annual gala, A Winter’s Tale, on Feb. 4 with 585 guests at the Raleigh Convention Center. The gala raised $315,000 to benefit MHC and its work to provide children with safe, stable homes throughout North Carolina.

CIS of Durham will be a pilot site for the Search Institute’s evidence-based parenting workshop, Keep Connected. The workshops focus on building healthy relationships and strengthening family ties.

News about opportunities, initiatives
The Government and Heritage Library of the State Library of North Carolina is holding a workshop in Cary on February 25th about genealogical research of African Americans prior to the Civil War.
Arts NC is calling for all Triangle artists, organizers, and those with interest in arts affairs to join its “rally in Raleigh” on Arts Day, which is March 28-29.

IntraHealth International will host SwitchPoint 2017 on April 27th and 28th at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will be holding “Enter the Canine Mind: The Incredible Journey” about the behavior of dogs on February 24th . 
Local artists can apply for $1,500 grant from the Professional Development Grant for Artists, sponsored by United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.
NC Women United will host Women’s Advocacy Day 2017 on March 14 in Raleigh. The event will offer advocacy tips on a variety of issues, as well as an opportunity to speak directly with legislators.
The Family Care Center of Catawba Valley, NC is holding their Second Chance Silent Auction & Brunch on Saturday, March 18th. 
Families Moving Forward is having the Chefs for Change event on February 20th in Durham.
Triangle Art Works is holding a Law + ArtWorks Fair Use Workshop on February 22nd at RTP Frontier. 
The Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge is offering a week long July 17th to July 21st half day summer camp located at the organization’s headquarters. 
The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service is requesting support to help those affected by the Water Line Break in Orange County. 
The multi-award winning, rescue documentary Lion Ark will be screening at Full Frame Theater, Durham on Saturday February 18th – the North Carolina premiere of the film.
AFP NC Triad Chapter is scheduled to have its workshop on March 9th in Greensboro titled “Following the Path to Donor Nirvana:  The Six Realizations Approach” presented by Tom Ahern. 
The 2017 Caregivers Summits are now opening up registration for exhibit booths and sponsors for all of its conferences. 

The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Triangle Chapter will host altru 2017 on March 9 at the Brier Creek Country Club. The event will feature a philanthropy resource fair, roundtable conversations and networking opportunities. 

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