Salisbury Community Foundation distributes grants to local agencies

  • Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2012 12:59 a.m.
    UPDATED: Thursday, December 20, 2012 6:26 a.m.

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Community Foundation recently distributed grants totaling $101,525 to local nonprofit agencies. Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

• $5,000 to Adolescent & Family Enrichment Council for the Second Step: Violence/Bullying Prevention Program.

• $5,000 to Catawba College for an automatic doors installation project.

• $1,000 to Center for the Environment at Catawba College for the Campaign for Clean Air Education and Outreach Program.

• $500 to the city of Salisbury for the Dixonville Cemetery Memorial Project.

• $7,000 to Communities in Schools for its after-school tutoring program.

• $10,000 to Community Care Clinic of Rowan County for dental staffing.

• $6,000 to Food For Thought for the Food for Thought Meal Program.

• $3,000 to Historic Salisbury Foundation, Inc. for its architectural salvage warehouse project.

• $4,000 to Hood Theological Seminary for the College Board Financial Aid System-PowerFaids program.

• $3,000 to Livingstone College for the Children’s Book Festival.

• $5,000 to Meals on Wheels of Rowan, Inc. for its home-delivered meals program.

• $2,000 to Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Salisbury for its mentoring and after-school program and a parent/child advocate program.

• $3,000 to Nazareth Children’s Home for a new cottage construction project.

• $2,000 to Partners in Learning Child Development Center for its Success with iPads Project.

• $8,000 to Piedmont Players Theater for the Meroney Theater carpet replacement project.

• $9,000 to Prevent Child Abuse Rowan for a NCAtrak Database Project.

• $1,000 to Rowan Cabarrus Community College Foundation for a literary and fine arts festival.

• $1,000 to Rowan Care Alliance for An Ounce of Prevention Dental Program.

• $7,000 to Rowan Helping Ministries for its crisis assistance rent and water financial vouchers program.

• $5,000 to Rowan Museum for a security alarm system.

• $2,000 to Rowan-Salisbury School System for the Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Elementary School Field Trip Project.

• $3,500 to Rowan-Salisbury School System for the Speech Language Intervention Program.

• $525 to Salisbury Academy for the Holiday Joy Party for the clients of Rowan Vocational Opportunities.

• $2,000 to the Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society for in-school mini-concerts.

• $2,000 to the Salvation Army for its after-school program.

• $2,000 to Students In Training for the Computers in the Community Project.

• $2,000 to Westside Community Foundation, Inc. for an after-school tutoring program.

The Salisbury Community Foundation was established in 1944 to increase the charitable giving resources in the Salisbury/Rowan County area.

From its first contribution to create a community endowment, the Salisbury Community Foundation has grown into a philanthropic organization managing more than 90 funds with total charitable assets of more than $10 million.

The Salisbury Community Foundation joined Charlotte-based Foundation For the Carolinas as a supporting organization in 1995 and became an affiliate in 2006.

The foundation assists donors in making charitable contributions to the community, provides services for nonprofit organizations to create new or manage existing endowments and awards grants to local nonprofits.

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The Salisbury Community Foundation’s 2012 Board of Trustees include Dwight F. Messinger, chairman; J. Steven Fisher, vice chairman; Tom E. Smith, immediate past chairman; Greg Alcorn, Kathleen S. Boyd, Sarah Busby, Larry T. Cloninger Jr., Sara Cook, Shari Graham, Judy Grissom, Carol Herndon, Richard Huffman, Catrelia Steele Hunter, Edward P. Norvell, Cliff Ritchie, Charles Taylor and Paul Woodson.

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