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Salisbury Community Foundation awards almost $100,000 in grants

The Salisbury Community Foundation announced Thursday the distribution of grants totaling $94,930 to 27 non-profit agencies in Rowan County.

Grants were awarded to the following organizations:

• $2,000 to Autism Society of North Carolina for a Regional Group Facilitator.
• $5,000 to Capstone Recovery Center, Inc. for house staff.
• $1,000 to Catawba College the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel Lighting Upgrades Project.
• $5,000 to City of Salisbury for the 2015 Salisbury Sculpture Show “Discover what’s outside.”
• $4,000 to Communities in Schools of Rowan County for Supportive Guidance
• $6,000 to Community Care Clinic of Rowan County, Inc. for dental staffing.
• $3,500 to Families First-NC, Inc. the Second Step: Pre-K: Building Social-Emotional Competence Program.
• $6,000 to Food for Thought of Rowan County for the Food for Thought Program at Hanford-Dole Elementary School.
• $7,500 to Hood Theological Seminary for the Aymer Center Technology Upgrade.
• $1,000 to Lee Street Theatre for Catawba College Summer Internships.
• $3,000 to Livingstone College the Children’s Book Festival Program.
• $6,000 to Meals on Wheels of Rowan County for home delivered meals.
• $2,500 to Nazareth Children’s Home to furnish bedrooms in new cottages.
• $1,000 to North Carolina Dental Health Fund for the North Carolina Missions of Mercy dental clinic.
• $2,500 to Novant Health Foundation Rowan Medical Center for a diabetes management assistance program.
• $4,000 to Partners in Learning Child Development Center for their success with technology project.
• $5,000 to Piedmont Players Theatre for the Youth Theatre Program.
• $2,500 to Prevent Child Abuse Rowan for the Helping to Heal our Children Program.
• $3,000 to Rape, Child and Family Abuse Crisis Council of Salisbury for an individual Counseling Program.
• $5,430 to Rowan County Crosby Scholars Community Partnership for the 7th & 8th Grade Crosby Scholars Program.
• $2,000 to Rowan County Department of Social Services for the Essential Life & Critical Care Support Services.
• $6,000 to Rowan Helping Ministries for the crisis assistance rent and water financial voucher program.
• $1,000 to Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, Inc. for the Home Repair/Disability Modification for Seniors Program.
• $1,000 to Salisbury Academy for the In the Middle with Michelle Icard Program.
• $1,000 to West Rowan Neighborhood Center Advisory Council for the R.A. Clement School Rosenwald School Preservation Project.
• $3,000 to Westside Community Foundation, Inc. for their After School Tutoring Program.
• $5,000 to YMCA of Rowan County for their “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 over 100 funds with total charitable assets of over $16 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 for new projects. For more information, visit: www.Salisbury-cf.org<http://www.Salisbury-cf.org>.

The Salisbury Community Foundation Board of Trustees includes J. Steven Fisher, chairman; Edward P. Norvell, vice chairman; and Dwight F. Messinger, immediate past chairman.

Other trustees are Gregory Alcorn, Albert J.D. Aymer, Gwin Barr, Kathleen S. Boyd, Sarah Busby, Sara D. Cook, Diane L. Fisher, Michael M. Goodman, Shari Graham, Carol M. Herndon, Richard L. Huffman, Catrelia Steele Hunter, Lynn P. Moody, Cliff Ritchie, Charles D. Taylor Jr., Lee Wallace and Paul B. Woodson, Jr.

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