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Salisbury-Rowan Community Foundation hands out $245,000 in grants

Staff report

The Salisbury-Rowan Community Foundation recently awarded $245,000 to 47 nonprofit organizations.

The grants support causes such as education; basic needs of food, shoes and school supplies; youth mentoring; and health care assistance.

Grants awarded at the end of 2017 increased from 2016, in part because of a partnership with the city of Salisbury and Rowan County, which both played important roles in this year’s grant allocations.

The city contributed $40,000 to the foundation; the county, $10,000.

The Salisbury-Rowan Community Foundation hosted a reception where these partnerships were announced. Board Chairman Edward Norvell also revealed the recent name change from Salisbury Community Foundation to Salisbury-Rowan Community Foundation.

Grants were awarded to the following organizations: Bread Riot, Capstone Recovery Center, city of Salisbury, Communities in Schools of Rowan County, Community Care Clinic of Rowan County, Elect Ladies & Gentlemen Inc., Families First — NC Inc., Happy’s Farm Inc., Historic Neely School Foundation, Historic Salisbury Foundation, Hood Theological Seminary, Lee Street theatre, Livingstone College, Livingstone College Upward Bound Program, Lutheran Services Carolinas, Meals on Wheels of Rowan, Morgan Elementary School, Nazareth Child & Family Connection, N.C. Transportation Museum, Partners in Learning CDRC, Piedmont Players Theatre, Pops at the Post, Pregnancy Support Center and Prevent Child Abuse Rowan.

Grants also went to Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Foundation, Rowan County Cancer Support Fund, Rowan County Crosby Scholars Community Partnership, Rowan County Department of Social Services, Rowan County Literacy Council, Rowan Helping Ministries, Food for Thought, Rowan Museum, Rowan-Salisbury Schools, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center and RunningWorks Inc.

In addition, grants went to Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society, Samaritan’s Feet International, Shelter Guardians Inc., Salisbury High School Athletic Boosters Club,Special Olympics North Carolina, The Arc of Rowan, Good Shepherd’s Clinic, LandTrust for Central North Carolina, The Pedal Factory, United Way of Rowan County, YMCA of Rowan County and Young Life of Rowan County.

The 2017 Salisbury-Rowan Community Foundation board of trustees included Norvell, chairman; Kathleen Boyd, vice chairwoman; Steven Fisher, immediate past chairman; Karen Alexander, Gwin Barr, Sara Cook, Diane Fisher, Michael Goodman, Shari Graham, Pete Kennedy, Vergel Lattimore, Laura Lewis, Lynn Moody, Cliff Ritchie, Charles Taylor, Bill Wagoner and Lee Wallace.

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

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

For more information, visit www.salisbury-cf.org.

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