$212,500 in nonprofit grants awarded to support health and wellness, economic mobility, and cultural vibrancy in the Triad
The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro announced $212,500 in nonprofit grants to support the Foundation’s focus on health and wellness, economic mobility, and cultural vibrancy. $164,500 was awarded through its competitive Community Grants Program, and $48,000 was distributed through the Tri-County Health Fund.
“We are excited to support nonprofits contributing to a thriving and culturally diverse Greensboro,” said Bishop Adrian Starks, Chair of the Grants Committee. “These grants will increase these organizations’ capacity to respond to current and emerging needs in our community,” said Starks.
The grantees of the Community Grants Program are:
- African American Atelier, Inc.
- The Arc of Greensboro
- Cambodian Cultural Center of North Carolina
- Combat Female Veterans Families United
- Eastern Music Festival
- Magnolia House Foundation
- Montagnard Dega Association, Inc.
- National Institute of Minority Economic Development/Women’s Business Center of Greensboro
- North Carolina African Services Coalition
- On Track Education, Inc.
- StepUp Greensboro
In addition, the Tri-County Health Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation, announced $48,000 in 2-year grants for three organizations. The fund supports organizations working with uninsured, underinsured, and Medicaid populations in Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham County. The first-ever recipients of funding from the Tri-County Health Fund include:
- Central Carolina Health Network
- Free Clinic of Rockingham County
- Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine
“We are very pleased to announce the first-ever Tri-County Health Fund grantees,” said Megan Quiñones, Program Officer for Grantmaking Programs. “The Tri-County Health Fund’s unique focus on access to affordable healthcare will respond to healthcare challenges in our region for years to come,” said Quiñones.
Below is background on the organizations and a brief description of the projects receiving funding from the Community Grants Program and the Tri-County Health Fund.
African American Atelier, Inc. ($15,000)
The African American Atelier, Inc. is committed to supporting and presenting the work of artists of color while exposing, educating, and engaging the residents of Guilford County. Funding from the Community Grants Program will support organizational capacity, maintain and expand current programs, present culturally diverse art exhibitions, and offer a symposium focused on the business side of art to artists in our community.
The Arc of Greensboro ($11,000)
The Arc of Greensboro is committed to securing rights for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work, and play. Funding from the Community Grants Program will support the Arc and Arts, a program that exposes people with intellectual or developmental disabilities to various art mediums and cultural institutions throughout Greensboro.
Cambodian Cultural Center of North Carolina ($10,000)
Cambodian Cultural Center of NC (CCC of NC) works to build our communities across North Carolina, together. We are run and led primarily by second-generation Cambodian Americans whose mission is to help preserve the Cambodian cultural heritage and identity among younger generations of Cambodian Americans who are born in North Carolina. Funding from the Community Grants Program will support organizational capacity and expand programming centered around food sovereignty.
Combat Female Veterans Families United ($25,000)
Combat Female Veterans Families United provides transition services to Combat Female Veterans (CFVs) and their families, supporting life after war. Funding from the Community Grants Program will provide general operating support and support the expansion of current programs.
Eastern Music Festival ($8,000)
Eastern Music Festival’s (EMF) mission is to promote musical enrichment, excellence, professional collaboration, innovation, and diversity through a nationally recognized teaching program, music festival, concerts, and other programs that will enhance the quality of life, health, and vitality of our region. Funding from the Community Grants Program will support the EMF’s Encircling the City Outreach program which is an educational performance and service-learning project designed in collaboration with the Greensboro Public Library.
Magnolia House Foundation ($15,000)
The Magnolia House Foundation, Inc. intends to restore and maintain the structure and operation of the historic motel. Once complete, an exact replica of the NC Green Book site and what it represents to the region can be properly documented. Funding from the Community Grants Program will provide general operating support and strengthen organizational capacity.
Montagnard Dega Association, Inc. ($20,000)
The Montagnard Dega Association (MDA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Community-Based Organization formed in 1988. We exist to unite and strengthen the fraternal ties of all persons of Montagnard heritage, to create a positive environment for all to meet, to build safe, healthy communities, to inspire education, and to preserve our cultural heritage. Funding from the Community Grants Program will provide general operating support and allow for an expansion of cultural arts programming for refugee communities in Greensboro.
National Institute of Minority Economic Development- Women’s Business Center of Greensboro ($30,000)
The Women’s Business Center of Greensboro promotes economic self-sufficiency for all women in the Greensboro, North Carolina area through entrepreneurship. Funding from the Community Grants Program will support expanded programming offered through the Women’s Business Center of Greensboro.
North Carolina African Services Coalition ($11,000)
The North Carolina African Services Coalition (NCASC) provides services to refugees, asylees, and human trafficking victims who settle in Greensboro, NC, and is dedicated to empowering refugees and immigrants of the Triad through direct social services and employment programs. Funding from the Community Grants Program will support the NCASC’s Tulip Society for Afghan and Refugee Women program which is a support space for women, and their children, who have been forcibly displaced from their home countries to connect with one another, participate in workshops, and attend outings to cultural institutions throughout Greensboro.
On Track Education, Inc. ($12,000)
On Track Education, Inc. is here to help struggling students. We collaborate closely with teachers to design a tutorial experience that will help the students in class. If needed, we coach students on-site or tutor them after class to assist them in reaching academic success. Funding from the Community Grants Program will provide general operating support and programmatic support for a summer literacy, math, and entrepreneurship program in Northeast Greensboro.
StepUp Greensboro ($7,500)
StepUp Greensboro works to motivate, empower, and equip individuals to become self-sufficient and stable through employment and life skills training. Funding from the Community Grants Program will support organizational capacity and the expansion of StepUp Greensboro’s Job Readiness program.
Central Carolina Health Network ($4,000 a year for 2 years)
The Central Carolina Health Network (CCHN) mission is to serve people by expanding access to quality care for persons living with HIV and reducing the spread of HIV through education and prevention. Funding from the Tri-County Health Fund will support transportation services for clients. The Central Carolina Health Network provides services in Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham County, along with four other counties in Central North Carolina.
Free Clinic of Rockingham County, Inc ($10,000 a year for 2 years)
The Free Clinic of Rockingham County recognizes the right of low-income, uninsured citizens of Rockingham County to have access to health care that compassionately meets their essential medical and pharmacy needs. Funding from the Tri-County Health Fund will support the launch of a culturally relevant Diabetic Intervention Program for Rockingham County’s Hispanic and Latino population. Free Clinic of Rockingham County provides services in Rockingham County.
Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine ($10,000 a year for 2 years)
Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with one purpose: to provide care for you and your family, regardless of your ability to pay. Funding from the Tri-County Health Fund will support patient advocacy. Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine provides services in Guilford County.
The Community Grants Program is the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro’s annual, competitive grants process for nonprofit organizations. In 2023, this grantmaking program awarded one-time operational grants to smaller nonprofits that support Greensboro in becoming a more economically mobile, or culturally vibrant community. These grants will support organizations whose missions align with the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro’s focus to maximize opportunities that meet community needs.
The Tri-County Health Fund is a field of interest fund established in 2021. In 1998, Community Care of North Carolina launched a pilot program designed for the Medicaid population in Guilford County. This pilot soon expanded to Randolph County and Rockingham County. Over the last 20 years, Partnership for Community Care transformed into a multi-sector effort expanding access, decreasing cost, and improving health outcomes for 118,000 individuals from across the three counties. In 2019, this publicly funded program dissolved. The remaining assets were entrusted to the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro resulting in the establishment of the Tri-County Health Fund.