3.13.17 NC Nonprofit News

Mar 13, 2017 | News, North Carolina, Philanthropy Journal

Golden LEAF Foundation gifts $1,892,000 to UNC-Pembroke, Tosco Music awards its 2017 Scholarship to three young musicians, Potters of the Piedmont Pottery Festival will be held April 8 in Greensboro, and more.

News about grants, gifts

The North Carolina Museum of Art  received a $149,500 matching grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Golden LEAF Foundation gifted $1,892,000 toward classroom technology for the new School of Business at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

The Washington Elementary Boys and Girls Club will receive a $2,000 grant from the Delta Dental Foundation on Monday, March 13th during a Cavity-Free Zone educational session.

News about people, groups

Junior Achievement USA has recognized the staff and board of directors of Junior Achievement of the Triad with the 2015-16 Peak Performance Team Award.

The Chefs for Change event which benefited Families Moving Forward was held on February 20th with more than 175 attendees. 

Deirdre Gordon is now the new associate dean for advancement for the UNC School of Law.

The Center for Responsible Lending released its new logo after about 15 years of using the green and blue chevron model.

The Orange County Arts Commission, in partnership with Orange County Animal Services, selected Mark Elliott for the Arts for Animals project.

The Mint Museum Randolph opened “The Wyeths: Three Generations, Works from the Banks of America Collection” on March 11th.

Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina granted a Florida Keys Fishing Adventure to Jackson, an Orange County teen diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. 

The Corks for Kids Path, which is the fundraiser aimed at benefiting Kids Path at Hospice and Palliative Care at Greensboro, achieved a $1 million target cumulatively at its 10th anniversary event. 

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina partnered with Allscripts Healthcare Solutions to launch the Allscripts Teaching Kitchen – a new space that will be used to teach cooking skills, share healthy recipes, and offer nutrition education to organizations serving families and individuals facing hunger.

The Durham Arts Council Board of Trustees and Staff released the Arts Council’s new strategic plan, which includes new Artist and Arts Organization online directory with support from The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation; new capacity building programs for the arts sector; more grant resources; expanded public programming at the Arts Council building; new arts education programs; and more.

Event organizers FS Series, Team Drea Foundation and The Streets at Southpoint have formed the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Marathon and Half Marathon. This inaugural road race will occur on Sunday, November 12th.

The Hispanic League hosted its 7th Annual International Wine Tasting on March 11th. 

The 2017 Tosco Music Scholarship winners are Emily Cope, Sophie Rubenson, and Ellie Morgan.

On March 4th, the Durham Rescue Mission hosted a former client, Brandi Ammons, for her fifth annual pilgrimage to Durham.

On March 7th, Randolph County Young Life gathered for the mission-wide day of prayer. Staff, volunteers and donors from over 99 countries around the world gathered to pray for the mission of Young Life.

The Lucy Daniels Center hosted Round 2 of Cooking for a Classic on March 8th, featuring a competition of local and regional chefs.

The United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County co-sponsored the 2017 Pieces of Gold on March 8th at Memorial Auditorium. Pieces of Gold is a night of music, song and dance performed by 900 Wake County students representing 30 elementary, middle and high schools.

News about opportunities, initiatives

The Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast has opened applications for the Passing the Promise Grant. The grant is awarded to nonprofit community organizations in our service area to help bring survivors and co-survivors to the Komen Triangle Race for the Cure.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation invites applications to the third class of the Nonprofit Leadership Academy. The Academy spans 11 months and is designed to provide focused resources and support to help nonprofits become more adaptive organizations. Applications are due by May 15.

The GREAT Human Race for the Triangle is being organized by The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center and will be held on April 22nd at Durham Bulls Ball Park.

Neighborhood Matching Grants for Health applications for Durham are due on March 26th

The Morrisville Innovation Foundation is calling for applications for its 2017 HOTTovation program which is open until March 31st.

The “Philanthropy in the Silicon Valley: Growth, Challenge, Opportunity” seminar is featuring Carol Larson and will be held on March 22nd at Duke University. 

The 16th Annual Benefit Auction, Buffet, and Dancing to benefit the The Carying Place will be held on April 28th in Cary. 

Duplin County Community Foundation is holding a workshop on April 6th at James Sprunt Community College for nonprofits seeking to apply for grants 

The board of advisors of the Unifour Foundation Endowment is accepting grant applications for projects that serve educational, civic, cultural, benevolent and charitable support needs in the Unifour area (Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties).

The Northern Albemarle Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for projects which are funded by its community grant making fund as well as the Judge Thomas Watts Fund. 

The Susan G. Komen Wilmington Race for the Cure will take place on March 25th at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

On April 29th, Activate Good will host Good Together, a cross-sector gathering bringing together leaders from government, industry, education, and nonprofits to discuss and support the future of volunteerism and community engagement in the Triangle.

The Public Policy Forum for North Carolina Nonprofits will be held from March 20th-21st in Raleigh.

The Department of Improvised Dance is presenting Set and Setting dance performance on April 16th and 17th in Durham. 

The board of advisors of the Cary Women’s Giving Network is accepting grant applications for projects that serve the charitable needs of women and children in Cary.

The Potters of the Piedmont Pottery Festival is held each spring and fall at Leonard Recreation Center, 6324 Ballinger Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410. The spring festival is Saturday April 8 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Create Good Conference will take place April 17 and 18 at the Durham Arts Council in Durham.

The Martin County Community Foundation, Chowan Community Funds Foundation, Craven County Community Foundation, and the Bertie-Hertford Community Foundation and Women’s Fund are now accepting grant applications. For information on each of these opportunities, visit nccommunityfoundation.org.

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