Grants awarded

WGN has awarded more than $1.5 million since 2007. Our grantees since we began:

2021

  • $45,000 to Diaper Bank of North Carolina
  • $40,000 to New Leaf Behavioral Health
  • $20,000 to The Carying Place

2020

  • $36,500 to Alliance Medical Ministry
  • $25,000 to Communities in Schools of Wake County
  • $36,500 to Haven House Services
  • $25,000 to PLM Families Together, Inc.

2019

  • Bloom Here - $14,000 - To provide a group home that offers community, counseling and jobs for women recovering from human trafficking, addiction, and homelessness.
  • The Green Chair Project - $29,000 - To provide bassinets and cribs to homeless families with infants who are transitioning to homes
  • StepUp Ministry - $40,000 - To support families who have recently moved from unemployment to employment with a Life Skills class which provides skills and learning to help them change the trajectory of their lives
  • The Gifted Arts - $20,000 - To expand a middle school art program that has been shown to improve the self-image, school performance and collaboration skills among the students who participate
  • Read and Feed - $25,000 - To expand the successful program that brings meals and reading tutors into impoverished neighborhoods during the school year. The grant will allow the program to be continued during the summer months when reading skills and access to healthy meals declines due to schools being closed.

2018

  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh - $34,000 - For the Support Circle Program
  • Kiran, Inc. - $10,000 - For the Kiran Empowerment Project
  • The Hope Center at Pullen - $45,000 - For strengthening the safety net for young people aging out of foster care in Wake County

2017

  • Friends of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences - $14,000 - Girls in Science: Future Focus
  • JusticeMatters, Inc. - $56,800 - For expanding access to legal services to protect women and children in Wake County
  • Raleigh Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness - $25,000 - For coordinated entry and assessment - single women's pilot

2016

  • IFC  - A Lotta Love for Wrenn House renovation - $30,000 - A Lotta Love's mission is to provide dignity, hope and a sense of home to families, women and children living in temporary environments
  • Guiding Lights for enhanced Nurse Aide training - $25,000 - Transitions Guidling Lights' Nurse Aide (NA1) training program provides a pathway out of poverty and entry into a career path
  • Frankie Lemmon School & Developmental Center - $12,600 - For a playground for 3-year-olds with special needs

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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