WGN has awarded $1,007,000 since 2007. Our grantees since we began:

2015

  • The Queen's Foundation grant for young women - $25,000 - PowerHouse Project, a leadership and college preparation program
  • The Green Chair Project - $40,000 - "Sweet Dreams" - Helping 160 children secure beds for a good night's sleep
  • The Women's Center of Wake - $30,000 - Critical Time Intervention; The Yellow Brick Road for Chronically Homeless Single Women
  • Kidznotes - $10,000 - Expansion in Southeast Raleigh with its free orchestral music training program

2014

  • Note in the Pocket - $38,500 - support for a full-time operations manager and temporary part-time management support staffer
  • InterAct - $45,000 - expansion of wrap-around support services for victims of domestic violence, including the Lethality Assessment Program  
  • Haven House Services, Inc.  - $27,000 - expansion of the Skills 4 Success program to serve more girls in middle school
  • North Carolina Arts in Action - $10,000 - expansion of their in-school performing arts program to serve two high-poverty Wake County schools that focuses on 4th graders

2013

  • The Hope Center at Pullen – $30,000 –supporting a full-time case manager that provides intensive support services to at-risk young people between the ages of 13 and 24
  • Dress for Success/Triangle – $30,000 –supporting a new career center manager as well as childcare and transportation stipends
  • Read and Feed, Inc. - $40,000 –a new RV for their Feed the Reader Road Show that will serve 96 more children in eastern Wake County 

2012

Each organization received $25,000:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Wake County -- the Collaborative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Initiative
  • Community Music School -- Capacity Building to Improve Music Education for At-Risk Youth
  • Healing Place of Wake County -- the Women’s Rescue, Recovery and Rehabilitation Program
  • Literacy Council of Wake County -- Project LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Families Together)
  • StepUp Ministry -- the Life Skills Program for Single Moms and Their Children
  • Triangle Family Services -- the Welcome Home Project

 2011

  • Communities In Schools of Wake County - $25,000 - Making the CASE: Cultivating Academic and Student Excellence program
  • Inter-Faith Food Shuttle - $55,000 - The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Lunch Wagon
  • The Carying Place, Inc. - $25,000 - Working Homeless Mothers and Children Project
  • The Child's Advocate - $25,000 – general operating support
  • The Green Chair Project - $10,000 – seed grant

2010

  • Urban Ministries - $50,000 – the Helen Wright Center for Women
  • Read and Feed, Inc. - $45,000 - to purchase and operate a second mobile classroom, allowing the organization to expand its service to 350 more children per year
  • SAFEchild  - $35,000 – Advocacy Center

2009

  • Hospice - $25,500 - to create an after-school support program for children of chronically ill parents
  • Lucy Daniels Center - $25,000 – to support a free mental health service for children from low-income families
  • Urban Ministries - $49,500 – to provide access to health care in a “medical home” model for low-income, uninsured minority women
  • Wake Tech Community College Foundation - $25,000 - scholarships and other needs as foster-care youth make the transition from high school to higher education and independent living

2008

  • Interact - $58,000 – to fully implement and maintain 24/7 crisis-line access to qualified counselors and services
  • SAFEchild - $46,000 – to fully fund Welcome Baby, a cost effective home-based mentoring program designed to ensure infant well-being

2007

  • Women’s Center of Wake County  - $32,500 – SHAPE Program
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