Salisbury Community Foundation awards more than $80,000 in grants

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Salisbury Community Foundation recently distributed grants totaling $80,350 to local nonprofit agencies.
Grants were awarded to the following organizations:
• $2,000 to Boy Scouts of America, Central N.C. Council, for the 2013-2014 Rowan County Scoutreach Program.
• $2,500 to Capstone Recovery Center Inc. for the Straight Paths for Life Program.
• $1,500 to Catawba College for the Robertson College Community Center Lighting Improvements Project.
• $500 to Center for Environment at Catawba College for the Health, Wellness and Sustainability Speaker Series.
• $3,000 to Communities in Schools of Rowan County for the Keeping Kids in School Program.
• $6,000 to Community Care Clinic of Rowan County Inc. for the dental staffing program.
• $2,500 to Families First-NC Inc. for the Second Step Program.
• $4,000 to Food For Thought of Rowan County for the Food for Thought 2013-2014 Program.
• $2,000 to Hood Theological Seminary for the New Refectory and Multipurpose Facility Furnishings Project.
• $3,500 to Knox Middle School for the STEM Pathways program.
• $2,000 to Lee Street Theatre for the summer internships program.
• $3,000 to Livingstone College for the QEP Book Club Program.
• $1,000 to Lutheran Services Carolinas for the Ensuring Good Health Program.
• $6,000 to Meals on Wheels of Rowan Inc. for the home delivered meals program.
• $2,000 to the Nazareth Children’s Home to purchase a security system for the new girls cottage project.
• $3,000 to Novant Health Foundation Rowan Medical Center for the Behavioral Health, Medication and Readmission Crisis Reduction Plan.
• $2,500 to Prevent Child Abuse Rowan for the Circle of Hope Program.
• $3,000 to Rape, Child and Family Abuse Crisis Council of Salisbury for an individual counseling program.
• $4,500 to the Rowan County Crosby Scholars Community Partnership for academy expenses.
• $2,000 to the Rowan County Department of Social Services for the Essential Needs Placement Support Program.
• $6,000 to Rowan Helping Ministries for the Crisis Assistance Rent & Water Financial Vouchers Program.
• $2,000 to Rowan Museum Inc. for a Museum Collections Management Software Program.
• $2,000 to Rufty-Holmes Senior Center Inc. for a Home Repair/Disability Modification for Seniors Program.
• $850 to Salisbury Academy for the Salisbury Academy Service Learning Program.
• $5,000 to Waterworks Visual Arts Center Inc. for the 2014 Exhibitions.
• $3,000 to Westside Community Foundation Inc. for an after school tutoring program.
• $5,000 to YMCA of Rowan County for the “We Build People” 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. For more information, go to
The Salisbury Community Foundation 2013 Board of Trustees includes Dwight F. Messinger, chairman; J. Steven Fisher, vice chairman; Tom E. Smith, immediate past chairman; Gregory Alcorn, Dr. Kathleen S. Boyd, Sarah Busby, Larry T. Cloninger, Sara D. Cook, Shari M. Graham, Dr. Judy S. Grissom, Carol M. Herndon, Richard L. Huffman, Dr. Catrelia Steele Hunter, Edward P. Norvell, C. Cliff Ritchie, Charles D. Taylor Jr., and Paul B. Woodson Jr.