Wake County Community Foundation awards more than $11,000 in local grants

The board of advisors of the Wake County Community Foundation recently announced $11,350 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund and the Friends of BOMA Charitable Endowment.

This year the board granted:

  • $1,000 to The Hope Center at Pullen for Lighting a Path to a Safe and Stable Adulthood for Former Foster Youth
  • $1,500 to Ship Outreach and Community Center for general operating support
  • $1,500 to Community Helpers Service Center, Inc. for a food pantry
  • $1,500 to You Call This Yoga for yoga classes for veterans in Wake County
  • $1,500 to the Center for Volunteer Caregiving for an in-home connections program
  • $1,000 to 100 Black Men Triangle East for general operating support
  • $1,500 to The Gifted Arts, Inc. for Gifted Academy
  • $850 to Helping Horse, Inc. for therapeutic horseback riding lessons for individuals with disabilities
  • $1,000 to NAMI Wake County for support and education for family members of those living with a mental illness

Katie Weeks, board president, thanked the community for its continued support of the Wake County Community Foundation. “We are proud to support these nonprofit programs that are so vital to the community,” she said. “We are grateful to the many generous individuals and organizations that have supported our work to inspire philanthropy across our community.”