Stanly County Community Foundation awards more than $50,000 in grants
Published 3:07 pm Wednesday, June 8, 2022
The Stanly County Community Foundation recently awarded more than $50,000 in grants this year to 19 nonprofits.
The grants will support projects and programs that address investment areas of arts and culture, food and nutrition, health, housing, and human services. The Foundation chose grants from organizations and programs that strive to increase stability and opportunity for individuals and families in Stanly County.
Grants from this cycle include $5,000 to Esther House of Stanly to provide transportation for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking; $3,000 to Stanly County Partnership for Children for its Raising a Reader program; and $2,000 to John P. Murray Community Care Clinic for its medication assistance program for patients with chronic diseases.
Stanly County Community Foundation is a regional affiliate of Charlotte-based Foundation For The Carolinas, and the grants are awarded by the local Stanly County Community Foundation Board of Advisors.
“Once again, the Stanly County Community Foundation is excited to make significant grants to so many deserving organizations throughout the county,” said Roger Dick, chairman of the board of advisors. “These nonprofits perform many necessary services, and we are thankful for the opportunity to support their work for the citizens of Stanly County.”
One recipient of grant funds this year was Bridge to Recovery, which was founded on the premise that many alcoholics/addicts find closed doors when they are ready to seek treatment. BTR’s mission is to eliminate this service gap by providing a safety net for those who are unable to access state-funded systems of care.
“Stanly County Community Foundation has been supporting our transportation needs for several years,” said Lewis Davis, BTR’s executive director. “We are grateful for Stanly County Community Foundation for helping us to help our communities.”
Stanly County Community Foundation’s 2022 grants include:
• $4,000 to Bridge to Recovery to provide transportation to and from treatment facilities.
• $1,000 to Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas to fund travel, lodging and meals to families of patients while receiving care.
• $3,000 to Crisis Assistance Fund to assist families with bed bug remediation.
• $5,000 to Esther House of Stanly to provide transportation for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.
• $2,000 to GHA Autism Supports to purchase three defibrillators.
• $3,309 to Homes of Hope to purchase new bed bug proof mattresses and bedding for their shelter.
• $4,000 to Hospice of Stanly County for implementation of their new palliative care services.
• $2,000 to John P. Murray Community Care Clinic for their medication-assistance program.
• $2,000 to Live Again Ministries for their after-school program for at-risk teens.
• $1,500 to Open Hands of Davidson County to provide healthy options for those experiencing addiction.
• $7,800 to Pfeiffer University to help Stanly County seniors work with the Pfeiffer Occupational Therapy student-faculty team.
• $2,500 to Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte to provide Stanly County families with a safe place to stay while receiving medical treatment.
• $2,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina to support the Backpack Program at eight Stanly County Schools.
• $6,000 to Stanly Community Christian Ministry to provide clients financial assistance with rent or utilities.
• $1,500 to Stanly County Arts Council to support a Summer Arts Camp for elementary school students.
• $2,500 to Stanly County Partnership for Children to support its early literacy program.
• $2,500 to Stanly County Senior Services to support the Home Delivered Meal Program.
• $4,000 to Uwharrie Players to support their production of “The Hundred Dresses the Musical” for Stanly County elementary schools.
For more information on Stanly County Community Foundation visit www.stanlycounty-cf.org.
Established in 1999 as a permanent endowment, the Stanly County Community Foundation benefits a wide range of charitable purposes. As an affiliate of Charlotte-based Foundation For The Carolinas, the Stanly Foundation inspires philanthropy, increases charitable giving and strengthens the community.