Stanly County Community Foundation grants more than $54K to nonprofits

The Stanly County Community Foundation recently awarded more than $54,000 in grants this year to 19 nonprofits. The grants will support projects and programs that address investment areas of education, 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 $8,000 to Stanly Community Christian Ministry to provide crisis assistance for families and individuals in Stanly County; $4,000 to Bridge to Recovery for their women’s treatment program; and $4,000 to Older Adult Services in Stanly County to provide no cost ramps for wheelchair users of Stanly County.

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.

“The Stanly County Community Foundation is pleased to have the opportunity to make impactful grants to so many non-profit organizations again in 2023,” said Roger Dick, chairman of the Board of Advisors. “These organizations work tirelessly for the betterment of Stanly County, and we are grateful for the opportunity to support their missions.”

One recipient of grant funds this year was Safer Communities Ministry, which works within the local community by providing assistance and support to ex-offenders, addicts and their families. Their mission is to come alongside those who are struggling and help reintegrate them back into society. Their goal is for everyone to be rehabilitated and for broken families to be restored.

“Children are often the unintended victims of addictions,” said Sharon Shearin, program director. “Our program mirrors the Celebrate Recovery Adult 12-step program to help the children of those in the adult program discover new coping techniques and truths to overcome the cycles of hurts.”

Stanly County Community Foundation’s 2023 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 for Stanly County families of patients while receiving care;

• $2,000 to Esther House of Stanly to provide transportation for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking;

• $1,500 to John P. Murray Community Care Clinic for diabetes testing supplies;

• $2,000 to Live Again Ministries for an after-school program for at-risk teens;

• $1,060 to Monarch to enhance service delivery to Stanly County adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

• $4,000 to Older Adult Services in Stanly County to provide wheelchair ramps for Stanly County residents;

• $4,000 to Pfeiffer University to assist vulnerable students, such as first-generation students, succeed in their education and career;

• $5,000 to Safer Community Ministry to help children heal from trauma in their families due to addiction or incarceration.

• $2,000 to Special Olympics North Carolina for their 2023 training and activities;

• $8,000 to Stanly Community Christian Ministry for crisis intervention for those residents who are facing eviction or utility disconnection;

• $4,000 to Stanly Community College for their Basic Law Enforcement Training program;

• $1,000 to Stanly County Arts Council to support a Summer Arts Camp for elementary school students;

• $2,500 to Stanly County Family YMCA for their Summer Camp Scholarship program;

• $2,000 to Stanly County Habitat for Humanity for the construction of two houses located in the Badin area;

• $2,500 to Stanly County Partnership for Children for their Raising a Reader program;

• $1,500 to Three Rivers Land Trust for their Youth Bird House Build event; and

• $4,000 to Uwharrie Players to partner with Stanly County elementary schools for their Theatre for Young Audiences.

For more information on Stanly County Community Foundation visit www.stanlycounty-cf.org.