7.22.19 NC News

Jul 22, 2019 | News, North Carolina, Philanthropy Journal

John William Pope Foundation seeks grant applicants, Women's Center of Wake County opens community garden, Closing the Hunger Gap conference comes to Raleigh, and more.

News about grants, gifts

United Way of Central Carolinas received two major gifts totaling $1.5 million and plans to relocate to the Children and Family Services Center in uptown Charlotte later this year.

The John William Pope Foundation seeks applicants for its annual grants as well as its two $100,000 2020 Joy W. Pope Memorial Grants in the Arts and Human Services grants. Click for more information on the annual grants or memorial grants.

The 2019 Guilford Green Foundation Grant recipients.

The Guilford Green Foundation awarded $30,000 in grants to fund nonprofit programs that support LGBTQ youth, immigrants, and seniors. The seven awarded programs include Youth Focus Act Together Crisis Center, North Star LGBTQ Center, Senior Resources of Guilford, FaithAction International House, and others.

The North Carolina Community Foundation seeks applicants for grants from the following community foundations: Warren County, Wilson County, and Wayne County. Additional grants are available from the Futrell-Mauldin Community Foundation for Greater Rocky Mount and the Edgecombe Charitable Foundation.

The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) distributed, via community foundations, numerous grants. The community foundations that distributed grants include Ashe County Community Foundation ($5,000), Hoke County ($16,000), Montgomery County ($28,000), Yadkin County ($9,000), Alleghany County ($13,000), Franklin County ($1,000), Granville County ($17,000), Watauga County ($21,000), Vance County ($7,000), New Hanover ($50,000), Columbus County ($7,000), Brunswick County ($5,000), and Johnston County ($41,000). Additional, NCCF distributed grants from Cary’s Women’s Giving Network ($14,000) and the Unifour Foundation Endowment ($218,000).

News about people, groups

A recent bipartisan, federal law makes e-filing of Forms 990 to the IRS by exempt organizations mandatory beginning with the 2020 tax year. Click here for more information.

Owens recently graduated from a ten-week course focused on the tools women need to become employed.

Dress for Success Triangle served Lisa Owns, its 15,000th client. Owens found employment shortly after completing the program and now volunteers as a mentor for other women seeking employment.

This June, Triangle Community Foundation donors raised $285,000 for 15 projects addressing local conservation through the Foundation’s Giving Together program. Some of the awarded projects include City of Oaks Foundation, El Futuro, Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association, Haw River Assembly, Learning Outside, North Carolina Botanical Garden, Orange County Partnership for Young Children, Triangle Bikeworks, and others.

The V Foundation for Cancer Research and ESPN’s on-going partnerships led to a successful fundraiser at the 2019 ESPY Week.

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina hired Claire Veazey as the organization’s new Development Director.

The Women’s Center of Wake County launched a community garden located on Park Ave. Food harvested from The Women’s Center Garden will be distributed to those need it most. In addition to feeding its clients, The Women’s Center will also donate a portion of its harvest to other organizations through Logan Trading Company’s Plant-A-Row For The Hungry Program.

Morehead Planetarium + Science Center commemorated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with an opening ceremony on Friday, July 19th for a new lunar landing exhibit featuring the medal given to Neil Armstrong at the completion of his NASA Celestial Navigation Training program that was housed at the Morehead Planetarium between 1959 and 1975.

News about opportunities, initiatives

The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities seeks nominees for its 2019 Advocacy and Leadership Awards. The deadline to apply is August 5th and winners will be announced at an event in the fall. Click here for the nomination process for the awards.

The “Do Good. Be Kind. Change the World.” yard sign campaign began in summer 2018.

Activate Good’s “Signs for Good” campaign expanded with a video and apparel component. Click here to view the video.

The Durham Rescue Mission invites the homeless and those without air conditioning to come to the Rescue Mission for shelter from the life-threatening weather conditions.

AFP NC Triad Chapter and Guilford Nonprofit Consortium will present the joint webinar “Video on Demand: Tight Budget and Deadline Tips and Tricks” on Tuesday, July 30th at 8:30 a.m. and noon. Registration is open now for both the morning and midday sessions.

Hosted by the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Closing the Hunger Gap 2019 conference will be held in Raleigh, Sept. 3rd-5th. Click here for registration information.

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