Unifour Foundation Endowment awards more than $240,000 in local grants

The board of advisors of the Unifour Foundation Endowment announces $240,600 in local awards. 

(From left to right) Jon Carfagno (Hickory Museum of Art executive director), Nancy Fritz (Unifour board president) and Sam Avery (Unifour board member)

This year the board will grant:

  • $5,000 to the 957 Mobile Café for general operating support
  • $5,000 to the Alexander County Partnership for Children for the Connecting Parents and the Community in Alexander County with the Importance of Literacy program
  • $2,000 to the Caldwell Senior Center Inc. for general operating support
  • $2,500 to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Caldwell County Inc. for the Robins2Rescue program
  • $5,000 to the Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry Inc. for emergency crisis financial assistance
  • $2,300 to the Footcandle Film Society for the 2018 Footcandle Film Festival
  • $6,000 to the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina Inc. for the new parklands and resources conservation program
  • $5,500 to the Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry for the Clean Floor project
  • $7,500 to Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley for The Rudy Project
  • $10,000 to the Helping Hands Clinic for access to dental care for uninsured adults
  • $2,000 to the Hickory Museum of Art for the Blow Up: Inflatable Contemporary Art exhibit
  • $2,000 to the North Carolina School for the Deaf at Morganton Foundation Inc. for the Safety for Seniors program
  • $5,000 to the Patrick Beaver Learning Resource Center Inc. for the Orton-Gillingham Training for Teachers program
  • $40,000 to the Safe Harbor Rescue Mission for the Building a Solid Foundation program
  • $5,000 to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC for their Service-Insights Data Tracking rollout program
  • $7,500 to Sipe’s Orchard Home for Pre-K technology for the Tyndall Center and general building improvements
  • $7,500 to South Caldwell Christian Ministries for feeding those in need
  • $3,800 to Southmountain Children and Family Services for improvements to foster community homes
  • $4,500 to The Corner Table for general operating support
  • $10,000 to the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Hickory for the Shelter of Hope Repairs and Upfitting program
  • $5,000 to the Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers Inc. for residential substance abuse recovery services for individuals from the Unifour region
  • $2,500 to the Western Piedmont Symphony for young education programs in the Unifour region
  • $40,000 to the Newton Conover School System for additional Pre-K classrooms
  • $40,000 to Partners Behavioral Health for Project LEAD
  • $15,000 to the Catawba County Partnership for Children for a match for the Kids Ready NC grant program

Fritz thanked the community for its support of the Unifour Foundation Endowment. “We are proud to support these nonprofit programs that are so important to our community and our quality of life,” she said. “Critical programs would not be possible without the many individuals and organizations that have supported the Unifour Foundation Endowment.”

(From left to right) Marirose Steigerwald (NCCF director of operations), Kathy Greathouse (Unifour board) and Alan Jackson (Footcandle Film Society) 

(Fromt left to right) Colby Martin (NCCF regional director), Ingrid Keller and Chris Coffey (Western Piedmont Symphony)

(From left to right) Shellie Bowlin and Shannon Price (Robin's Nest Children's Advocacy Center), Lynn Nelson (Habitat for Humanity Catawba Valley) and Melissa Spill (TROSA)