Rowan Helping Ministries receives grant awards from Leon Levine Foundation

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 9, 2024

SALISBURY — Rowan Helping Ministries has received two grants from The Leon Levine Foundation to support general operating costs for the organization as well as its Miracles on the Horizon Capital Campaign.  

The first grant of $150,000 will provide support for Rowan Helping Ministries’ general operating costs over a three-year period. That funding will allow the organization to continue delivering critical services to the Rowan County community, including emergency shelter, food programs, crisis financial assistance, and transitional and permanent supportive housing.

Additionally, a $200,000 grant has been awarded to the organization to support the Miracles on the Horizon Capital Campaign. That campaign aims to expand and transform Rowan Helping Ministries’ facilities and services to better meet the growing needs of the community. Funds from that grant will support the construction of additional transitional and permanent supportive housing and a building renovation to accommodate increased clinical space for onsite medical and mental health care for the organizations’ clients.  

The Leon Levine Foundation supports programs and organizations that align with its four core mission areas: education, healthcare, human services and Jewish values. Based in Charlotte, the foundation invests in nonprofits across North Carolina and South Carolina with strong leadership, a track record of success and a plan for financial sustainability. Through its investments, the foundation intends to create pathways to self-sufficiency, champion strategies for permanent change and facilitate opportunities for growth.

“We are incredibly grateful to The Leon Levine Foundation for their generous support and confidence in our mission,” said Kyna Grubb, the executive director of Rowan Helping Ministries. “These grants will have a real impact on our ability to serve those facing homelessness, food insecurity and other crises in our community.”

President of The Leon Levine Foundation Tom Lawrence added, “We are proud to continue our support of Rowan Helping Ministries. Rowan Helping Ministries is a cornerstone of the Salisbury community, ensuring all residents have access to food, shelter and support on the path to self-sufficiency.”