Working with Our Partners to Advance Community Priorities
The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro plays an important leadership role to address critical issues facing our community. As a convener, The Foundation helps bring together organizations and people to tackle big goals through initiatives and partnerships such as Expanding Community Giving, the Public Art Endowment, Women to Women, Teen Grantmaking Council, Degrees Matter!, Triad Workforce Solutions Collaborative, Say Yes to Education Guilford, Guilford Nonprofit Consortium, Housing Our Community, and more.
Expanding Community Giving
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation invited The Community Foundation to be part of a new, national initiative that seeks to engage more people of color in philanthropy and to support nonprofits that serve children of color. The Community Foundation is one of just 27 grantees selected for this national effort, and the only community foundation in the Southeast.
Women to Women
Women to Women is Greensboro’s first permanent grantmaking endowment to engage women in impacting the lives of our community’s women and their families. Each year, the fund awards high-impact grants to programs, organizations and projects that create positive and measurable impact. The initiative has already have achieved its initial $3 million fundraising goal, and it's now working toward raising an additional $2 million! At $5 million, Women to Women ultimately will be able to award as much as $200,000 each year in high-dollar grants.
Public Art Endowment
The Public Art Endowment is a permanent fund at The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and is the only fund of its kind in the area. Stewardship for The Public Art Endowment is provided by a group of Trustees who are passionate enthusiasts for the arts and for Greensboro. Trustees are involved in all aspects of the endowment, including selection of artworks and development of related programming, as well as advocacy within the greater community for The Public Art Endowment and its mission.
Our Future Fund provides an innovative alternative for those who aren’t ready to establish a Foundation fund of their own. For as little as $50 annually for students and $150 annually for adults, you can pool your resources with others in the community and put your philanthropic dreams into action.
Teen Grantmaking Council
The Teen Grantmaking Council (TGC) is an opportunity for high school age youth across Greater Greensboro to gain leadership experience, meet area youth, voice opinions, and make a difference by making grants to youth-directed projects that address community issues. The Teen Grantmaking Council is designed to train young leaders to make decisions about which youth projects in the community will receive money.
Degrees Matter! is a cross-sector initiative based at the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro that was established in 2013 to aid in addressing Guilford County's urgent need for a better educated workforce to increase economic opportunities. Degrees Matter! formed as a partnership between higher education institutions and the community to cultivate ideas, convene leaders, and connect existing best practices that could be spread and scaled to increase adult degree completion.
Housing Our Community
The City of Greensboro and The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro are leading a community process aimed at creating a shared housing vision for a successful, sustainable, affordable housing initiative for all residents. Click here to review the vision, mission and goals for "Housing our Community."
Triad Workforce Solutions Collaborative
Triad Workforce Solutions Collaborative joins business leaders, educators, workforce development service providers, and funders to support and accelerate skills and talent development collaboration so that our region goes farther, faster in creating a pipeline of skilled workers to fill jobs of today and the future.
Triad Workforce Solutions Collaborative is a program of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro and the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, with cooperation with the High Point Chamber of Commerce.