LGBTQ Pride Month

June is LGBTQ Pride Month. The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro celebrates the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history – locally, nationally, and internationally. And we honor those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or illness. One of our staff members, Julie Ann Cooper, […]

Ignite the Comfortable

We originally posted this one year ago, just after the death of George Floyd. It was written by our President, Walker Sanders. We received many positive comments at that time and thought it would be timely to share it again. Ignite the Comfortable I have really struggled to put into writing the emotions I have […]

National Small Business Week – May 2-8, 2021

The National Small Business Week is hosted each year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to recognize the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. There is no question about it: small businesses are the leading drivers of the U.S. economy. As of 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration reported that small […]

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage month. In the early days of the pandemic, we saw an increase in hateful words and actions against the Asian community across this country. We saw it happen again in March this year after the hate killings of Asians in Atlanta. And it continues today. Two members of the […]

Remote Work: Dream or Nightmare

I began my career with the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro on February 1, 2021 and was plunged into the world of philanthropy and foundations.  As if it were not enough ‘onboarding’ with a new company, within a new industry, in the non-profit sector, I added the monumental task of starting my new career remotely!  […]

Embrace, Educate and Empower Yourself During National Credit Education Month

Credit plays a critical role in your financial health and will impact just about every aspect of your life!  Did you know that using 50% of your available credit limit may impact your credit score and that single act could play a significant role in the interest rate on your mortgage and/or auto loan?  Did […]

A Woman’s Place is in…Philanthropy

As we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th in a month dedicated to Women’s History, there is no better time to pause and reflect on the change women bring to our communities through philanthropy.  Women create change in countless (and often unseen) ways through grassroots action, volunteerism and giving.  Isirika, a Maragoli term, is […]

Why Presence + Representation Matters

As the month of February comes to an end, it also brings with it the opportunity to honor the too often neglected accomplishments and contributions of Black Americans in every area of endeavor of America’s achievements. For the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and the community which we serve, we are fortunate to seize the […]

National Mentoring Month and Teen Grantmaking Council

Teen Grantmaking Council (TCG) is made up of 25-30 high school students from across Greater Greensboro who work together to improve life for youth in our area. In addition to gaining valuable leadership experience and job skills, these Council members are responsible for making decisions about which youth projects in the community will receive grant […]

Friends, it’s 2021 – we made it! Or did we?

As I write this first blog entry of 2021, I’m not where I expected to be.  I’m sitting at the kitchen table in front of my laptop on a cold Wednesday morning.  Stacks of books and papers are piled around me, hair a bit unkempt.  Two zoom meetings down, three to go.  Like many, trying […]