NC Community Foundation announces statewide Women’s Fund grants
RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2010 grant recipients from the statewide Women’s Fund. Receiving $9,000 in grants at the end of 2010 were: Albemarle Hopeline, Elizabeth City; Girls Incorporated of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City; the Healing Place of Wake County, Raleigh; My Sister’s House, Inc., Rocky Mount; ARTS North Carolina, Raleigh; and Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc., Wilmington.
NCCF’s statewide Women’s Fund focuses on programming that supports women and/or children, with particular emphasis on women’s health and leadership issues. Programs must serve areas within the NCCF’s 66-county service area.
Albemarle Hopeline will use its grant to fund its Outreach to Safety project, a venture that will provide support to victims of domestic violence in six rural counties in northeastern North Carolina.
Girls Incorporated of the Albemarle will implement the Mind+Body program, giving girls access to information, resources and skills to be effective partners in promoting their own
healthy development. The project will focus on physical activity, nutrition and substance abuse prevention.
The grant received by the Healing Place of Wake County will go toward the organization’s Women and Children Reunification Program. The project rescues homeless mothers from the streets of Wake County and uses education, health services and collaborations with other organizations to reunite them with their children and return them to society as productive, tax-paying citizens.
My Sister’s House will use its grant to start Edgecombe County Outreach Services, a project that will provide court accompaniment, 24-hour crisis intervention, advocacy, support groups, individual sessions and community education in Edgecombe County.
Arts Education = More Than You Think, the project taken on by ARTS North Carolina, will address public education reform. The goal of the project is to ensure that all children throughout North Carolina have opportunities to succeed in public education via the arts.
Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc. in Wilmington will use its funding to support the Hispanic/Latino Empowerment Group, a 12-week educational support group addressing the issues of domestic violence, and providing a support and educational tools for self-growth.
Each of the Foundation’s regional women’s giving groups supports the statewide Women’s Fund. Regionally based women’s giving programs include the Wake County Women’s Giving Network; the Bertie-Hertford Women’s Fund; the Women Givers of Northeast North Carolina, which serves Camden, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties; the Currituck-Dare Woman’s Fund; the Women Givers of Nash-Rocky Mount; and The Art of Giving, a
collective of Triangle women sponsored in conjunction with the Triangle Community Foundation. A new group is being created in Hickory to represent the Catawba Valley area.
About the North Carolina Community Foundation:
The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made nearly $63 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $130 million in assets, the NCCF sustains 1,000 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 66 counties across the state. An important component of the NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit nccommunityfoundation.org or the North Carolina Community Foundation page on Facebook.
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Noel McLaughlin, APR, Director, Marketing and Communications
North Carolina Community Foundation