Stanly Community Christian Ministry receives part of $1 million grant

The Duke Energy Foundation is providing $1 million to support nonprofits dedicated to serving low-income communities. These grants, including one made in Stanly County, will strengthen capacity and increase the impact of local agencies that are on the forefront of helping North Carolinians with essential services like meals and shelter, according to a press release from Duke Energy.

“Duke Energy’s long-term success is deeply intertwined with the well-being of the communities we serve,” said Kendal Bowman, president of Duke Energy North Carolina. “Many nonprofits have experienced unprecedented demand in the last few years. These grants focus on building nonprofits’ capacities so they can meet the increased need.”

The company’s foundation donated $25,000 to Stanly Community Christian Ministry.

“SCCM is expanding and renovating our crisis assistance facility to create more space for food and case management services,” said Ashlyn Barbee, director of marketing and development at Stanly Community Christian Ministry. “Grant funds will be used to upgrade our Charity Tracker case management program and the installation for the network in order to support the upgrades. These technology upgrades will have a major impact on how we can help our clients more efficiently in all areas of service we provide.”

Grants were awarded to the following 39 nonprofits in North Carolina across the state:

• Oak City Cares Wake County
• Raleigh Rescue Mission Wake County
• Shepherds Table Soup Kitchen Wake County
• PLM Families Together Wake County
• CASA Wake County
• Good Shepherd Ministries New Hanover County
• Bladen Crisis Assistance Bladen County
• Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry New Hanover County
• Step Up Wilmington New Hanover County
• Brunswick County Partnership for Housing Brunswick County
• Safe Haven of Pender Pender County
• Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina Columbus County
• Crisis Control Ministry Forsyth County
• Eblen Charities Buncombe County
• United Way of Asheville & Buncombe County Buncombe County
• Roots & Wings Person County
• United Way of the Tar River Region Nash County
• Matthews Help Center Mecklenburg County
• United Way of Gaston County Gaston County
• Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry Union County
• Orange Congregations in Mission Orange County
• CORA Food Pantry Chatham County
• Salvation Army of Lee County Lee County
• Greensboro Urban Ministry Guilford County
• Cooperative Christian Ministries Rockingham County
• Cabarrus Cooperative Christian Ministry Cabarrus County

• Stanly Community Christian Ministry Stanly County
• Interfaith Assistance Ministry Henderson County
• Yokefellow Service Center Rutherford County
• Better Health of Cumberland County Cumberland County
• Our Daily Bread Christian Food Ministry Richmond County
• Hoke County Open Door Soup Kitchen Hoke County
• Montgomery County Council on Aging Montgomery County
• Caldwell County Yokefellow Caldwell County
• Christian Crisis Center Alexander County
• South Caldwell Christian Ministries Caldwell County
• United Way of Wayne County Wayne County
• Lenoir County United Way Lenoir County
• Four-Square Community Action Cherokee County

The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to meet the needs of communities where Duke Energy customers live and work. The Foundation contributes more than $30 million annually in charitable gifts and is funded by Duke Energy shareholder dollars. More information about the Foundation can be found at