3.6.17 NC Nonprofit News

Mar 6, 2017 | News, North Carolina, Philanthropy Journal

Student Action with Farmworkers celebrated its 25 year anniversary with an exhibit opening of Nuestras Historias, Nuestras Sueños / Our Stories, Our Dreams, The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina awarded $460,450 in Focus Area Grants to 13 regional projects, The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is celebrating its 23rd Reptile & Amphibian Day, and more.

News about grants, gifts

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina awarded $460,450 in Focus Area Grants to 13 regional projects. 

United Way of Henderson County raised more than $2.7 million for the local community in Henderson County in its 2016 Campaign. 

The NC Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) was awarded grants totaling $245,000 from The Belk Foundation, Goodnight Educational Foundation, Skeebo Foundation, and Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation. The funds will support NCECF’s work to promote understanding, spearhead collaboration, and advance policies to ensure each North Carolina child is on track for lifelong success by the end of third grade. The grants include a two-year grant of $60,000 from The Belk Foundation (2017-2018); a gift of $25,000 from the Goodnight Educational Fund; a three-year grant of $75,000 from the Skeebo Foundation (2017-2019); and a one-year grant of $85,000 from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (2017).

News about people, groups

The Emily K. Center celebrated the birthday of Coach K, the founder and board chair of the organization, on February 13th. The next day the center celebrated Valentine’s Day with special treats for kids. 

YNPN Triangle NC held a “No Stress Networking” social on February 28th in Durham.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums.  

The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service named Jackie Jenks as their new Executive Director.

The Salvation Army‘s Project CATCH (Community Action Targeting Children who are Homeless) has partnered with NC State psychology professor, Dr. Mary Haskett, to establish various findings regarding children experiencing homelessness. In a recent publication co-author with Project CATCH Coordinator, Jennifer Tisdale, Dr. Haskett suggest that Project CATCH could serve as a national model to increase access to mental health resources for this population. 

WakeEd Partnership and the Wake County Public School System hosted the 5th Annual World Cafe for STEM and Global Schools on February 8th at the Biogen’s Research Triangle Park location. 
WomenNC held an event for their #CEDAWforDurham campaign with presentations from local politicians, community leaders, and the 2017 WomenNC CSW Fellows on February 23rd. 
The Institute for Emerging Issues appointed Dr. Robin Gary Cummings, James “Jay” Dixon, Dr. Maureen Grasso, Margaret Spellings, and Dr. James “Jimmie” Williamson to its National Advisory Board. 
Student Action with Farmworkers kicked off its 25 year anniversary with an exhibit opening of Nuestras Historias, Nuestras Sueños / Our Stories, Our Dreams in Raleigh, NC on February 11th. 
Philanthropy Journal Graduate Editor Krystin Gollihue received a nomination for the Equity for Women Award from the NC State Council on the Status of Women
Transitions LifeCare named Jackie Ring vice president of clinical services/chief innovation officer, and Melissa Short has joined the organization as vice president of human resources. 
News about opportunities, initiatives
The Watauga County Community Foundation and Montgomery County Fund are accepting grant applications until April 4th for projects funded from its Community Grant Making Fund. 
The Unifour Foundation Endowment is currently accepting grant applications for nonprofit organizations that serve educational, civic, cultural, benevolent and charitable support needs in the Unifour area (Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties). 
The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce is holding an event for women titled “Durham Women Take No Bull” on March 8th at the Carolina Theatre. 
ArtsGreensboro, in partnership with the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Guilford Merchants Association, and the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center at UNCG, is accepting nominations for the 2017 Arts in Business Award.
100 Wake County Students will be represented in the 24th annual Gifts of Gold Celebration on March 7th at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. 
AFP NC Triad will hold their monthly meeting on March 31st focused on “New Opportunities in Fundraising: Understanding Diversity and Cultural Differences.”
Kidznotes is partnering with Black Violin for a series of events and performances which will take place on March 23rd in Durham. 
The Durham Arts Council is now accepting applications from visual artists interested in participating in CenterFest 2017 (September 16 & 17). The deadline to apply is May 15, 2017.
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is celebrating its 23rd Reptile & Amphibian Day on March 11th.
Sound Economic Development: Creating a Rising Economic Tide for the North Carolina Coast summit which will be held on March 22nd and March 23rd at the North Carolina Museum of History. 
Living Word Family Church invites neighbors and community members to the 2017 Free Medical Clinic, to be held at the Wake Forest church on April 8th. 
Tickets are on sale now for the third annual YNPN Triangle and Triangle Community Foundation‘s #NonprofitSTRONG Summit on April 28th.
Community Foundation of Henderson County is accepting applications for The Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited William L. Arbuckle Memorial Scholarship until April 1st. 
The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits will host the 2017 Public Policy Forum on March 20th-21st in Raleigh.  
Communities in Schools NC seeks volunteers to assist with tutoring in K-12 schools in Durham County. 

Applications are now available for the Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast (NCTC) Passing the Promise Grant. The grant is awarded to nonprofit community organizations in NCTC’s service area to help bring survivors and co-survivors to the Komen Triangle Race for the Cure. 

HD Reach will host the NC Huntington’ Disease Statewide Education Day on March 18 at the Elliott University Center at UNC Greensboro.

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