Future Fund Grants History 2000-2016

Total Amount of Grants Distributed: More than $623,079


Total Awarded:

Invest in Mental Health with a Focus on Minors and Their Families

  • Freedom House $7,500: To support rehabilitation and other long term intervention for women suffering from addiction together with serving their children.
  • Mustard Seed Community Health $7,500: To establish a play-therapy room for youth with mental health disorders.
  • Sanctuary House $7,500: To expand client services, facilitating greater collaboration with family and natural supports for clients with severe mental health disorders.
  • Mental Health Association of Greensboro $5,423: To assist with technological upgrades for peer-support counselors to improve overall reach and effectiveness for clients suffering from mental health disabilities and substance abuse.
  • Kellin Foundation $5,000: To support evidence-based mental health trauma recovery for children and their families.
  • Kids Poetry Basketball $5,000: Capacity building grant to support arts-based intervention project that seeks to improve cognitive development and wellness for area youth.
  • Carolina Patriot Rovers $3779: To support Veterans suffering from PTSD.
  • Children's Home Society $3770: To help improve the quality of the caregiver-child relationship through child parent psychotherapy.
  • Family Support Network of Central Carolina $3,210: To provide resources and support for families that have a child with special needs or experience a stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.


Total Awarded:

Invest in Innovative Programs that Combat Hunger and SAY YES to Education

    • SAY YES to Education $20,000: provides hope to every Guilford County student, in the quest of attending college, through tuition-based scholarships. In addition to wrap-up around services to support, in particular, those who have challenges in excelling academically
    • Food Assistance Inc. $7,000: supports "Groceries on Wheels" program which uses volunteers to deliver groceries to low-income seniors one time per month
    • New Arrivals Institute $7,000: to develop a community garden, to expand the NAI food bank to include culturally appropriate foods, and to educate refugees about nutrition, shopping, food preparation and budgeting
    • Out of the Garden Project $7,000: funds used to provide Fresh Mobile Markets in partnership with Guilford Child Development. Fresh Mobile Markets bring fresh food into neighborhoods where those in need live
    • Greensboro Farmers Market $3,500: used to raise awareness about the SNAP/EBT availability and to provide 200+ bus passes to residents located in food deserts. Funds would also be used to establish the Kids First Saturday Shopper program
    • Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden $3,500: for a unique garden space featuring vegetables, herbs, and fruit. Produce is harvested for distribution to non-profits who feed the underprivileged of the Triad


Total Awarded:

Invest in Programming that Support Education/Training for Work Force Development

  • The Arc of Greensboro $7,500: ArcBarks After School Training Program for high school age special needs students by providing meaningful work and work skills
  • Shalom Community Christian Church, Inc.: $7,000: ACCLAIM Academy, summer enrichment and after-school tutoring program in the areas of math and science
  • New Arrivals Institute, Inc.: $5,000: Vocational Education Mobile Computer Lab for enhancement of technologic curriculum for refugee education program
  • Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro: $3,500: To provide services such as comprehensive training for women entering or reentering the workforce
  • FaithAction International House: $3000: Empowering the immigrant workforce through new employment readiness program

Tanger Performing Arts Center – donor matched Future Fund Gift of $20,000 bringing the total to $40,000



Total Awarded:

Supporting Programs to Help Children and Build Community

  • FaithAction International $11,500: for Immigrant Assistance & Resource Center and Stranger to Neighbor Dialogues
  • Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro $9,900: for Kid’s Path CHAMP Camp
  • Seven Homes $7,500: for the continuation and expansion of the Forever Family TV spots
  • City of Greensboro Arts and Education Dept. $6,140: for Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park (MUSEP)
  • Guilford Adult Health $5,000: for the Guilford Dental Access Program
  • BackPack Beginnings $4,000: for purchasing food for 53 children at Shiloh Head Start
  • Out of the Garden $4,000: for Weekend Food Bags to Families of Hairston Middle and Falkener Elementary Schools


Total Awarded:

Supporting One Transformational High-Impact Program

  • Black Child Development Institute of Greensboro $20,000: for the Freedom School program, a highly successful six-week literacy program for children


Total Awarded:

Supporting Programs to Support Civic and Community

Matching Donor: Donations Made in Honor of Louise and Jim Brady
  • Kids Voting Guilford County $6,800: for the Teen Civic Engagement project
  • Habitat for Humanity $5,000: for Neighborhood Project Training
  • Reading Connections $4,600: for adult literacy program to build capacity of communities and neighborhoods
  • Elsewhere, Inc. $3,700: for CITY LAB youth engagement projects
  • Hayes Taylor Memorial YMCA $2,250: college readiness, career and leadership development program


Total Awarded:

Supporting Educational Programs for Children and Youth

Matching Donor: Greensboro Grasshoppers
  • BackPack Beginnings $10,000: to provide backpacks of food to kids over the weekend
  • Men-Tors Association $7,500: for a mentoring program for boys aged 9-16
  • North Carolina A&T University $7,500: for FIRST Tech Challenge teams in Guilford County Schools
  • Opportunities Unlimited of Greensboro $7,500: for a financial fitness class for youth in public housing
  • Cove Creek Gardens $2,500: for summer nature camps for at-risk and special needs children
  • Tristan’s Quest $2,500: to expand educational support services to more children


Total Awarded:

Launching Innovative programs that promote Healthy Lifestyles

Matching Donor: John Lomax, Lomax Properties
  • Cove Creek Gardens $2,500: for their Sustainable Community Gardens project
  • Sanctuary House $9,000: for improved access to health and fitness services
  • Natural Science Center $2,500: for the “Keeping Fit the Animal Way” exhibit
  • Mental Health Association $5,000: for the “safe TALK” suicide prevention program
  • Girl CHARGE $5,000: for a program for teen girls to reduce incidences of relational aggression
  • Women’s Resource Center $3,000: for the 4-part Self Esteem Series for women and girls


Total Awarded:

Launching Innovative “green” programs that will protect and sustain our Environment

Matching Donor: Greensboro Jaycees
  • Center for Visual Artists $3600: for the Kids Studio after-school program at education center
  • Elsewhere Artists Collaborative $6,000: Urban-Green Campaign: re-use, re-create and re-imagine
  • Guilford Education Alliance $10,000: Teacher Supply Warehouse which holds recycled school supplies
  • Natural Science Center $4,562: The “Maned” Event: a green educator’s evening
  • Piedmont Land Conservancy $7500: More efficient utilization of Price Park in Northwest Greensboro
  • Glenwood Neighborhood Association $10,000: Promote “waterwise” landscaping and water preservation
  • Enrichment Fund for Guilford County Schools $1,000 (Member-Sponsored): for student scholarships
  • Seven Homes Family Foster Care Program $1,000 (Member Sponsored): to repair donations truck
  • The Women’s Resource Center $1,000 (Member Sponsored): for Community Resource Counseling Service


Total Awarded:

Focus Area: Launching Innovative Programs; Emphasis on Children and Youth

Matching Donor: The Wyndham Championship
  • Barnabas Network $7,500: for the “No Child Left on the Floor Summer Bed Blitz”
  • HandyCapable Network, Inc $3,200: for “A Mouse in Every House” to provide computers to low income families
  • Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro $7,500: for prenatal palliative care program
  • Joseph’s House $9,500: for program to reduce the number of homeless youth/young adults
  • Natural Science Center of Greensboro $3,000: to train kids to act as educational ambassadors
  • Tristan’s Quest $9,500: SKIP (Support for Kids with Incarcerated Parents) initiative
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro $6,800: counseling for children and their parents
  • Bel Canto (Member-Sponsored) $600: for the “Rejoice and Be Merry” holiday concert
  • K for Kids (Member-Sponsored) $800: to raise money for summer camp scholarships
  • Women’s Resource Center (Member-Sponsored) $600: for the Legal Information and Access Program
  • Natural Science Center (Member-Sponsored) $1,000: Television for Weather Now/Creature Conditions kiosk


Total Awarded:

Focus Area: Launching Innovative Programs; Emphasis on Underserved Populations

Matching Donor: Chrysler Classic of Greensboro
  • Action Greensboro $8,000: for a web portal for Triad InternNet to increase quantity of local internships
  • Guilford Education Alliance $7,000: for the Principal for a Day Program
  • Second Harvest Food Bank $10,000: to open a Kids Café to provide meals to needy children under 18
  • United Arts Council $10,000: to commission the “Coffee Cup Collaborative” a public art installation
  • YWCA $5,000: to create a doula (midwife) program to provide support and education to teen parents
  • The Carolina Theatre $570 (Member-Sponsored): to preserve and frame original drawings of the theatre
  • International Civil Rights Center and Museum $1000 (Member-Sponsored): in memory of Cassandra Shelton
  • Joey Cheek Fund $1000 (Member-Sponsored): to fund for children of all backgrounds to play
  • Red Dog Farm $850 (Member-Sponsored): seed funding for animal rescue and placement program


Total Awarded:

Focus Area: Innovative Programs to Impact Greensboro

Matching Donor: Anonymous
  • Carolina Theatre $8,000: to upgrade film equipment to expand capabilities to show a greater variety of movies
  • Cheesewagon Skate Park $5,000: support the design and construction of a Greensboro community skatepark
  • Elsewhere Artist Collaborative $6,375: for a fabric workshop and completion of construction for theater space
  • Guilford County Juvenile Structured Day Program $2,150: for computer repair technician training program
  • Junior Achievement $5,000: to expand in-school programs to after school in partnership with YWCA
  • VSA-NC and Center for Creative Arts $5,000: operating support to display art created by artists with disabilities Children’s
  • Homes Society $1,000 (Member-Sponsored): for the Beach Music Festival
  • UNCG Department of Communication $1,000 (Member-Sponsored): to enhance community participation


Total Awarded:

Focus Area: Attraction and Retention of Young Adults in Greensboro

Matching Donor: Anonymous
  • Professionals in Transition $4,500: workshops on Finding the Hidden Job Market for young professionals
  • Greensboro Community Television $6,000: TV shows with interviews of members of Greensboro’s Creative Class
  • Guilford Green Foundation $10,000: four GreenQueen Bingo events raise funds for grants to LGBT organizations
  • SynerG $12,000: install a wireless technology system for Center City Park and downtown Greensboro


Total Awarded:

Focus Area: Downtown Revitalization

Matching Donor: Lynn and Mike Haley
  • Center for Community Self-Help $6,725: revolving loan fund contribution to regenerate downtown businesses
  • Family Life Council $5,000: photovoice youth photography project
  • Greensboro Artists’ League $5,000: Second Annual NC Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
  • NC A&T State University Foundation $5,000: Orientation Greensboro program for new teachers
  • Triad Stage $5,000: Project Discovery theater program for students
  • YWCA $6,725: Teen Families Reading Program for teen moms and their children (with Greensboro Public Library)



Total Awarded:

Focus Area: Downtown Revitalization

Matching Donor: Kathryn and Bobby Long, Long Miller and Associates
  • Community Theater of Greensboro $2,000: Studio Series in the Greensboro Cultural Center
  • Franciscan Center $3,000: social justice/diversity programming and counseling support
  • Grassroots Productions $3,000: trunk wrap lights for downtown street trees
  • Greensboro Artists’ League $15,000: North Carolina Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
  • Greensboro Children’s Museum $10,000: for restoration of miniature train and preparation for railroad exhibit
  • Triad Stage and Green Hill Center for NC Art $9,000: for creation of a downtown art gallery


Total Awarded:

Focus Area: Children and Youth

  • Communication Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing $9,000: establishment of FRIENDS group to help reduce feelings of isolation and stress as children as transfer from schools for the deaf to mainstream programs
  • Communities in Schools of Greensboro $8,000: for the Great Leaps Reading Program for 300 3-5th graders
  • Green Hill Center for NC Art $5,000: ArtQuest scholarships
  • Greensboro Branch NAACP $5,000: “Read to Succeed” program targeting 15 students in grades 3, 4, and 5
  • Guilford County Coalition on Infant Mortality $1,000: Baby Basics Closet
  • Kopper Top Therapeutic Riding Center $5,000: scholarship fund to provide therapeutic horseback riding
  • Prevent Blindness of North Carolina $5,000: photo-refractive vision screenings to all preschool children, ages 2-5

To learn more about the Future Fund, an initiative of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro,
please visit www.greensborofuturefund.org