Helping People in North Carolina Find Help

If you need individual assistance you should first look locally to see what resources are available before launching a full internet search.

On our site we are happy to provide free information on over 200 grant, loan, financial aid, and other benefits programs including help with food, help with rent rent and help with utilities.

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Another source of information is the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, which is a directory of over 15 types of federal assistance, including grants and loans. There are about 1,500 programs listed in the CFDA. Each program has a summary which explains program eligibility requirements, agency contact information, and application instructions.

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Below are foundations that give to individuals:

AIDS Care Service, Inc.
Contact: Amy Lindsey, Community Rels. Dir.
P. O. Box 21373
Winston-Salem, NC 27120-1373
Telephone: (336) 777-0116

The mission of AIDS Care Service is to empower and serve those living with HIV/AIDS and to educate the community in the struggle against the disease.

Alamance Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 1898
Burlington, NC 27216-1898

The foundation provides merit awards to deserving students and teachers of Alamance County, NC.

Albemarle Smart Start Partnership, Inc.
1403 Parkview Dr.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909-6533
Fax: (252) 333-1201

The organization aims to use family involvement, collaboration, community development, and empowerment strategies to build support and to foster programs in Camden, Currituck and Pasquotank counties, so that all young children from birth through age 5 and their families are healthy and prepared for success.

American Lung Association of North Carolina
Contact: Melina Davis-Martin, Pres. and C.E.O.
3801 Lake Boone Trail, Ste. 190
Raleigh, NC 27607-2934
Telephone: (919) 832-8326 Fax: (919) 856-8530
Toll-Free Telephone: (800) 892-5650

The organization seeks to prevent lung disease and promote lung health through education, research, and advocacy.

Sherwood Anderson Foundation
Contact: Karlyn Spear Shankland, Dir.
5587 Garden Village Way, Ste. D
Greensboro, NC 27410-8590

Scholarship awards to an outstanding student of journalism and American society; giving primarily through the North Carolina Writer Network.

The Arc of Durham County, Inc.
3500 Westgate Dr., Ste. 303
Durham, NC 27707-2534
Telephone: (919) 493-8141

The organization is committed to providing leadership in, and advocacy for, quality human services for children and adults with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities, and their families. The Arc works in the public and private sectors on the local, state and national levels, so that the constituency may have the opportunity to live, learn, work and play within the mainstream of society. The Arc strives to improve the welfare of persons with mental retardation through parent support, information and referral and public awareness. The organization is further committed to direct provision of services not otherwise available until advocacy producers effective programming by other public and private agencies.

Asheville Area Arts Council
11 Biltmore Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801-3603
Telephone: (828) 258-0710 Fax: (825) 252-2787

The council aims to enrich the community by educating all people in the Asheville area about the arts, advocating integration of the arts in all aspects of community life, and supporting artists and arts organizations.

Bald Head Island Conservancy, Inc.
Contact: Suzanne Dorsey Ph.D., Exec. Dir.
7000 Federal Rd.
P.O. Box 3109
Bald Head Island, NC 28461-7000
Telephone: (910) 457-0089 Fax: (910) 457-9824

The conservancy’s mission is to protect, preserve and promote the natural environment of the Smith Island complex.

The Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program
c/o Charitable Contribs.
79 T.W. Alexander Dr.
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Through the Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program, Bayer Biological Products awards fellowships, grants, and scholarships to researchers, physicians in training, and caregivers and allied health professionals for research, the development of clinical expertise, and educational activities in the hemophilia field. Support is given on a national and international basis.

Better Health of Cumberland County, Inc.
1422 Bragg Blvd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301-4204
Fax: (910) 483-2157

The organization provides medical assistance to indigents.

Brunswick Family Assistance Agency
P.O. Box 333
Supply, NC 28462-0333
Telephone: (910) 754-4766 Fax: (910) 755-3313

The agency strives to improve the quality of life for low-income families and to increase awareness of the social and economic problems in the community.

Burlington Industries Foundation
Contact: Delores C. Sides, Exec. Dir.
P.O. Box 26540
Greensboro, NC 27415-6540

The foundation supports organizations involved with arts and culture, education, health, youth development, community development, and civic affairs.

Caldwell Arts Council, Inc.
601 College Ave.
P.O. Box 1613
Lenoir, NC 28645-5406
Telephone: (828) 754-2486 Fax: (828) 754-2440

The council aims to establish and maintain an awareness and appreciation of cultural arts in Caldwell County by offering various educational opportunities and administrative services in support of artists, arts agencies, and audiences.

James McKeen Cattell Fund
Contact: Dr. Christina Williams, Secy.-Treas.
c/o Duke Univ., Dept. of Psychology
Box 90086
Durham, NC 27708-0086
Telephone: (919) 660-5638

Grants only given to supplement sabbatical allowances of tenured academic psychologists in universities.

Cherokee Preservation Foundation, Inc.
71 John Crowe Hill Rd.
P.O. Box 504
Cherokee, NC 28719-0504
Telephone: (828) 497-5550 Fax: (828) 497-8929
Toll-Free Telephone: (888) 886-8524

The foundation works to: help protect, preserve, and enhance the natural resources and aesthetic appearance of Cherokee tribal lands in North Carolina against anticipated long-term degradation from increased traffic and growth in connection with gaming activities; assist in economic development of the Cherokee community through improved public services, recreation and entertainment capabilities, and community economic development; foster employment opportunities on or near Cherokee tribal lands; and provide funding for the preservation, research, restoration, and/or development of the history, tradition, culture, language, arts, crafts, heritage, and overall well-being of the Cherokee people.

Child Care Networks, Inc.
117 E. Salisbury St.
P.O. Box 1531
Pittsboro, NC 27312-5451
Fax: (919) 542-0902

The mission of the organization is to ensure that safe, nurturing childcare is available to every Chatham County child, regardless of circumstance.

Children and Youth Partnership of Dare County, Inc.
2400 N. Croatan Hwy., Ste. D
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-9356
Fax: (252) 441-3580
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 2539
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-2539

The organization seeks to improve the lives of children, youth, and families of Dare County, North Carolina.

Christian Mission Foundation
c/o Don M. Russell
P.O. Box 153
Oakboro, NC 28129-0153
Telephone: (704) 485-3339

The foundation supports organizations involved with reproductive health, international relief, and Christianity.

Columbus County Partnership for Children, Inc.
109 W. Main St.
Whiteville, NC 28472-4011
Telephone: (910) 642-8226 Fax: (910) 642-8494

The partnership seeks to provide the options and resources necessary for children and their families to lead healthy, happy and productive lives.

Compassion Children’s Foundation
679 Evans Cove Rd.
Maggie Valley, NC 28751-9541

The foundation provides aid to children who do not have private coverage and do not qualify for government assistance with medical and housing financial aid.

Maxwell M. Corpening, Jr. Memorial Foundation
Contact: Terri Laws
P.O. Box 2400
Marion, NC 28752-2400
c/o YMCA, 1388 Sugar Hill Rd., Marion, NC 28752

Grants to needy individuals only in McDowell County, NC.

Crisis Control Ministry, Inc.
200 E. Tenth St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101-1512
Telephone: (336) 724-7875
431 W. Bodenhamer St.
Kernersville, NC, 27284-2502
Telephone: (336) 996-5401

The ministry assists all Forsyth county residents in crisis to meet essential life needs.

Lucy Daniels Foundation, Inc.
c/o Heather Craige, Clinical Coord.
9001 Weston Pkwy.
Cary, NC 27513-2201
Telephone: (919) 677-9888 Fax: (919) 677-0095

Giving for psychoanalytic treatment to creative individuals, longitudinal research on the lives of creative people, and psychoanalytic community education.

R. L. Davis Charitable Trust Fund, Inc.
Contact: Durwood Little, Secy.
P.O. Box 806
Farmville, NC 27828-0806
Telephone: (252) 753-4520
Application address:
3729 W. Wilson St.
Ste. 6
Farmville, NC 27828-8563

Grant awards poor and needy individuals with medically related expenses, who live on or within 5 miles of land owned by the heirs of R.L. Davis.

Davis Hospital Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 1068
Statesville, NC 28687-1068

Giving primarily for nursing education, health care for individuals, and services for needy children.

The Dale Earnhardt Foundation, Inc.
Contact: Teresa Earnhardt, Chair.
1675 Dale Earnhardt Hwy., No. 3
Mooresville, NC 28115-8330
Telephone: (704) 662-8000

The foundation raises funds in order to make grants to exempt charitable organizations, including children’s charities, organizations involved with education and wildlife preservation, charities that work to prevent domestic violence, and charities that provide relief to the poor and hungry or victims of catastrophes.

Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry, Inc.
P.O. Box 31
Newton, NC 28658-0031
Telephone: (828) 465-1702

The organization seeks to bring together the resources of the Christian community to serve the people in need of crisis assistance, support and education, in response to God’s call.

Rudolph Ellis Gratuity Fund
c/o Wachovia Bank, N.A.
100 N. Main St., 13th Fl.
Winston-Salem, NC 27150-0001

Giving limited to indigent families of retired non-officer employees of First Fidelity Bank.

Evrytanian Association Velouchi, Inc.
121 Greenwich Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28211-2313
Telephone: (704) 366-6571 Fax: (704) 366-6571
Toll-Free telephone: (800) 307-4795

The association awards scholarships and provides aid to people of Evrytanian origin.

Family Abuse Service of Alamance County, Inc.
P.O. Box 2192
Burlington, NC 27216-2192
Telephone: (336) 226-5982

The organization seeks to develop programs for the prevention and intervention of domestic violence and child abuse.

Family Health Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 16725
Chapel Hill, NC 27516-6725
Telephone: (919) 382-5500 Fax: (919) 681-7904
Additional address:
2344 Operations Dr.
Ste. 201
Durham, NC 27705

The organization is a multi-ethnic, Christian, faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to developing long-term relationships with individuals, families and communities “in need”.

Foundation for the Carolinas
Contact: D. Brian Collier, Sr. V.P., Community Philanthropy
217 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202-3201
Telephone: (704) 973-4500 Fax: (704) 973-4599
Additional Telephone: (800) 973-7244
Additional E-mail:

The foundation exists to advance philanthropy by serving donors, increasing charitable giving, and improving communities.

The Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness
9401 Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27617-7514

The mission of the foundation is to promote scientific research aimed at discovering the causes and potential cures for mental illness in order to develop a more effective means of treatment.

The Gaston Arts Council
Contact: Juliette Shelley, Exec. Dir.
P.O. Box 242
Gastonia, NC 28053-0242
Telephone: (704) 853-2787 Fax: (704) 853-2788

The organization seeks to develop, advance, enhance, and sustain the cultural life of Gaston County.

The Giving Hand Foundation, Inc.
4314 Wyo Rd.
Yadkinville, NC 27055-8728
Telephone: (336) 463-2073

The foundation is dedicated to promoting the development of dental clinics which provide free services to needy individuals in North Carolina and selected Third World Countries.

GlaxoSmithKline Patient Access Programs Foundation
Contact: Suzanne G. Moulton, Exec. Dir.
5 Moore Dr.
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Additional Address: 1 Franklin Plz., FP2335 Philadelphia, PA 19101

The foundation provides prescription medication to economically disadvantaged patients.

Henry D. & Stella O. Gray Scholarship Fund c/o BB&T, Trust Dept.
P.O. Box 2907
Wilson, NC 27894-2907
Application address:
c/o Jones Central High School
Attn.: Principal
1490 Hwy. 58 S.
Trenton, NC 28585-7644
Telephone: (252) 448-2451

Scholarship awards to graduates of Jones Central High School, Trenton, who are residents of Jones County, North Carolina.

Greensboro Urban Ministry, Inc.
305 W. Lee St.
Greensboro, NC 27406-1240
Telephone: (336) 271-5959 Fax: (336) 271-5920

The ministry provides crisis intervention and emergency services through the basics of food, shelter, and clothing, and also helps many individuals and families break the cycles of poverty, hunger, addiction, and homelessness.

H.E.L.P. Center, Inc.
1700 Secrest Shortcut Rd.
Monroe, NC 28110-2454
Telephone: (704) 289-5133 Fax: (704) 238-0984

The organization exists to provide love and support for women in a crisis pregnancy, to encorage and assist those who decide to mother their children, and to provide support to those who have elected for an abortion.

Louise H. Haeseler Memorial Fund
c/o Wachovia Bank, N.A.
100 N. Main St., 13th Fl.
Winston-Salem, NC 27150-0001
Application address:
c/o Philadelphia High School for Girls
Bread and Olney Sts.
Philadelphia, PA 19141

Giving financial aid to needy past or present professional employees of the Philadelphia School District.

Haywood County Arts Council, Inc.
Contact: Kay Waldrop, Exec. Dir.
86 N. Main St.
Waynesville, NC 28786-3889
Telephone: (828) 452-0593 Fax: (828) 452-9494
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 306
Waynesville, NC 28786-0306

The council provides and supports opportunities to appreciate and participate in all the arts, and provides arts opportunities that enhance the quality of life for adults, children, families, and visitors.

Henderson County Education Foundation, Inc.
Contact: Dr. Donald C. Jones, Exec. Dir.
Faye Gray, Admin. Asst.
P.O. Box 1267
Hendersonville, NC 28793-1267
Telephone: (828) 698-8884 Fax: (828) 698-8850

The foundation works to enhance the quality of life in Henderson County, North Carolina by enriching the education of students, teachers, and the community.

Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry
31 1st Ave. S.E.
Hickory, NC 28602-3003
Telephone: (828) 327-0979 Fax: (828) 327-9102

he ministry’s mission is to bring together the resources of the community to serve people in need of crisis assistance, support, and education. It provides assistance to those in need by providing financial assistance, a food pantry, thrift store, and healthcare center.

The George H. Hinton Charity
c/o Wachovia Bank, N.A.,
100 N. Main St., 13th Fl.
Winston-Salem, NC 27150-6732

Giving for the medical needs of citizens in King George, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland counties, VA.

Housing for New Hope
18 W. Colony Pl
Ste. 250
Durham, NC 27705-7202
Telephone: (919) 489-6282 Fax: (919) 489-6593

The organization seeks to encourage and assist homeless people and other persons in crisis to move toward lives marked by increased levels of stability, dignity, hope and independence.

The Howard Perry & Walston Foundation
Contact: Meredith Morgan, Pres.
1001 Wade Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27605
Telephone: (919) 782-5600

The foundation works to create opportunities for Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston employees and sales associates to support charitable and nonprofit organizations in their local communities.

Human Kindness Foundation
P.O. Box 61619
Durham, NC 27715-1619
Telephone: (919) 383-5160 Fax: (919) 383-5140

The foundation seeks to promote kindness.

Institut Francais d’Amerique
Contact: Catherine A. Maley, Pres.
238 Dey Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3170
Telephone: (919) 962-2032 Fax: (919) 962-5457

Support for topics restricted to French literature and culture or Franco-American literary, historical and cultural relations.

Inter-Faith Council For Social Service, Inc.
110 W. Main St.
Carrboro, NC 27510-2026
Telephone: (919) 929-6380 Fax: (919) 929-3353

The council seeks to help people meet basic needs and help individuals and families achieve their goals. It provides shelter, food, direct services, advocacy and information to people in need.

Interfaith Assistance Ministry, Inc.
P.O. Box 2562
Hendersonville, NC 28793-2562
Telephone: (828) 697-7029

The ministry provides crisis assistance to individuals in need.

Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation
217 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202-3201

Giving primarily to promising young opera singers who are citizens of the U.S., or have resided in the U.S. for at least one year, are between the ages of 21 and 35, and have performed in at least one production of a professional opera company.

Karyae Benevolent Foundation
P.O. Box 37169
Charlotte, NC 28237-7169

Student loans to residents of Karyae, Greece, or descendents of residents for higher education or a trade school.

Keep North Carolina Clean and Beautiful, Inc.
(dba NC Beautiful)
Contact: Anna Mann, Progs. Mgr.
P.O. Box 10155
Raleigh, NC 27605-0155
Telephone: (919) 828-3190 Fax: (919) 828-3028

The organization improves North Carolina’s environmental resources through education and environmental stewardship.

William B. Lake Foundation
c/o Wachovia Bank, N.A.
100 N. Main St., 13th Fl.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101-4047
Application address:
c/o Elizabeth K. Deegan
214 W. Maury St.
Chester, PA, 19013

Giving to treat and support of individuals suffering from pulmonary disease.

Walter Latham Foundation, Inc.
Contact: Yulonda Smith, Secy.-Treas.
P.O. Box 41023
Greensboro, NC 27404-1023

Scholarship awards to residents of Greensboro, North Carolina.

The Lion’s Pride Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 1330
Salisbury, NC 28145-1330
Telephone: (704) 633-8250 Fax: (704) 656-4162

The foundation assists individuals in times of crisis through grants.

Lowe’s Employee Relief Fund
1000 Lowe’s Blvd., Ste. 2ETA
Mooresville, NC 28117-8520

The organization provides Lowes employees relief of financial hardships due to disasters or emergency.

Macon County Care Network
130 Bidwell St.
Franklin, NC 28734-2989
Telephone: (828) 369-2642

The network provides direct assistance in the form of emergency food and shelter, disaster relief, food pantry, medication assistance, heating and other assistance to individuals.

Majic Children’s Fund, Inc.
100 N. Greene St.
Greensboro, NC 27401-2547
Telephone: (305) 653-8811

The organization raises funds and provides services for local charities that benefit children in need in south Florida.

James McAllister Christmas Fund
Contact: Charles Broadwell, Tr.
210 Hinsdale Ave.
Fayetteville, NC 28305-5322
Telephone: (910) 486-3501

Giving primarily to needy African American residents of Fayetteville, NC.

Music Maker Relief Foundation, Inc.
Eno Valley Sta.
P.O. Box 72222
Durham, NC 27722-2222
Telephone: (919) 643-2456 Fax: (919) 643-2597

The foundation provides support to traditional American musicians. Grants provide assistance to meet basic life needs and emergency relief, as well as for artist professional development and career advancement. Grant recipients must be rooted in a Southern musical tradition, be 55 years or older and have an annual income less than $18,000.

National Kidney Foundation of North Carolina, Inc.
5950 Fairview Rd., Ste. 550
Charlotte, NC 28210-2102
Telephone: (704) 552-1351 Fax: (704) 552-7870
Toll-Free Telephone: (800) 356-5362

The foundation aims to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.

NC Foundation for Public School Children
P.O. Box 27347
Raleigh, NC 27611-7347
Fax: (919) 829-1626
Toll-Free Telephone: (800) 662-7924

The foundation was created to maximize the effectiveness of the public school system in educating all children.

North Carolina Center for International Understanding Council, Inc.
412 N. Wilmington St.
Raleigh, NC 27601-1061
Telephone: (919) 733-4902 Fax: (919) 733-8578

The center is committed to helping North Carolinians live and work effectively with people of all cultures.

North Carolina Legal Education Assistance Foundation (aka NC LEAF)
3948 Browning Pl., Ste. 334
Raleigh, NC 27609-6512
Telephone: (919) 845-6089 Fax: (919) 848-9259

The foundation helps North Carolina lawyers pursue careers in public service through educational loan repayment assistance.

North Carolina Psychoanalytic Foundation (aka NCPF)
Contact: Sarah Stiegler, Admin.
901 Paverstone Dr., Ste. 11
Raleigh, NC 27615-4708
Fax: (919) 847-2323

The foundation seeks to promote mental health through psychoanalytic education and therapy.

North Carolina Science Teacher Association (aka NCSTA)
O.O. Box 33478
Raleigh, NC 27636-3478
Telephone: (919) 771-1226 Fax: (919) 771-1227

The association seeks to promote excellence in the teaching and learning of science.

Northampton Partnership for Children, Inc.
125 W. Jefferson St.
Jackson, NC 27845-0997
Telephone: (252) 534-1656 Fax: (252) 534-1568

The organization is designed to provide programs and services for families and children in Northampton.

Person County Partnership for Children
Contact: Judy Batten, Exec. Dir.
111 S. Main St.
Roxboro, NC 27573-5522
Telephone: (336) 599-3773 Fax: (336) 599-3999
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1791
Roxboro, NC 27573-1791

The organization seeks to create and implement a comprehensive, outcome-focused plan to enrich the lives of children and families in Person County through high-quality early childhood education, health care, and related services.

Phoenix Challenge Foundation, Inc.
6805 Pleasant Grove Rd.
Waxhaw, NC 28173-8152

The foundation seeks to promote and participate in the education of high school and post high school students in flexography by providing incentives and scholarships to students to pursue a flexography education.

Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South, Inc.
1202 Watts St.
Durham, NC 27701-1539
Telephone: (919) 683-1236

The organization seeks to weave feminism and spirituality into a vision of justice for the world.

Oscar C. Rixson Foundation, Inc.
Contact: Alan L. Mojonnier, Pres.
P.O. Box 19255
Asheville, NC 28815

Grants only to evangelical churches, missions, and organizations in support of missionaries. Grant requests for non-Protestant, non-evangelical purposes will not be considered. Since grants originate within the Rixson Board, requests for grants are neither solicited nor desired.

Rowan Helping Ministries
P.O. Box 4026
226 North Long St.
Salisbury, NC 28145-4026
Telephone: (704) 637-6838

The ministry strives to meet the basic human needs of those in crisis through cooperative community action.

Betty & Karl Search Scholarship Fund
c/o Wachovia Bank, N.A.
100 N. Main St., 13th Fl.
Winston-Salem, NC 27150-0001

The organization supports higher education.

Leon M. Seidel Trust
c/o Wachovia Bank, N.A.
100 N. Main St., 13th Fl.
Winston-Salem, NC 27150-0001

Grant awards to Bordentown Region school district, NJ.

Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.
1 Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805-1229
Telephone: (828) 251-0606 Fax: (828) 251-0644

The organization seeks to promote and raise the standard of music, including history, composition, performances, appreciation and criticism, and to aid and recognize those learning or serving in the field of music.

Smart Start Rowan, Inc.
1839 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.
Salisbury, NC 28147-1144
Telephone: (704) 630-9085 Fax: (704) 630-6259
Additional Telephone: (704) 603-3350

The organization is led by local volunteers, designed to provide programs and services for children and families in Rowan County, NC.

Strowd Roses, Inc.
Contact: Jennifer B. Boger
1526 E. Franklin St., Ste. 202
P.O. Box 3558
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-3558
Fax: (919) 929-1990
Application address:
P.O. Box 3558
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-3558
Telephone: (919) 929-1984

Giving to support programs and projects which improve the quality of life for citizens of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, North Carolina.

Tarboro Community Outreach, Inc.
Contact: Sr. Mary Ann Czaja, Exec. Dir.
701 Cedar Ln.
P.O. Box 445
Tarboro, NC 27886-0445

The organization ministers to people in need of food, counseling, shelter, or emergency financial assistance. Financially needy individuals may apply for emergency grants to pay for utility bills, rent, and prescription drugs.

Telamon Corporation
5560 Munsford Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27612-2621
Telephone: (919) 851-7611 Fax: (919) 851-1139

The organization works to provide supportive assistance to numerous disadvantaged individuals (including farmworkers and their families, children born into poverty, low-income and elderly residents of rural America, and youth who struggle with societal challenges), and to manage federal funds for these programs, in Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Touchstone Energy Bright Ideas Grant Program
Contact: Suzanne Ward, Community Rels. Specialist P.O. Box 27306 Raleigh, NC 27611-7306
Telephone: (800) 662-8835, ext. 2430

Through the Touchstone Energy Bright Ideas Grant Program, North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation awards grants of up to $2,000 to K-12 teachers for innovative, classroom-based projects. Support is limited to North Carolina.

Tri-County Electric Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 130
Dudley, NC 28333-0130

The foundation supports fire departments and organizations involved with higher education, health, and human services and awards grants to individuals and families in need of financial assistance for shelter, clothing, food, health care, or other emergencies.

Triangle Family Services, Inc.
401 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27603-1727
Telephone: (919) 821-0790 Fax: (919) 863-0526

The organization seeks to help families and individuals overcome life’s challenges by giving them the tools they need to move away from crisis and into more stable and healthy life situations. It strives to strengthen the community by eliminating family violence, improving financial stability, and addressing the emotional well-being of individuals and family members in need.

United Arts Council of Catawba County
P.O. Box 2386
Hickory, NC 28603-2386
Telephone: (828) 324-4906 Fax: (828) 324-4910

The council seeks to advance the cultural life of Catawba County through grants, marketing, fundraising and facilities management.

United Family Services, Inc.
601 E. 5th St., Ste. 400
Charlotte, NC 28202-3095
Telephone: (704) 332-9034 Fax: (704) 373-1604

The organization’s mission is to inspire individuals, families, and communities to find solutions that create a better future.

The V Foundation for Cancer Research
Contact: Nicholas P. Valvano, C.E.O.
106 Towerview Ct.
Cary, NC 27513-3595
Telephone: (919) 380-9505 Fax: (919) 380-0025
Toll-Free Telephone: (800) 454-6698
Twitter Username: TheVFoundation

The foundation provides “critical stage” funding to the best and brightest young investigators who are excelling at National Cancer Institute-designated cancer facilities as well as other research institutes in the U.S.

Wake Education Partnership
706 Hillsborough St., Ste. A
Raleigh, NC 27603-1664
Telephone: (919) 821-7609 Fax: (919) 821-7637

The organization aims to foster action-oriented community involvement in the Wake County Public Schools. The partnership seeks to leverage the investment of private contributions to ensure the greatest possible impact in every school. Specifically, Wake Education Partnership targets efforts to strengthen the achievement of the community’s children by actively participating as an advocate, convener, coordinator and facilitator of community involvement in the public schools.

Virginia C. Warrington Memorial Trust
c/o Thomas Burkart
511 Paladin Dr.
Greenville, NC 27834-7826
Telephone: (252) 752-8880

Grant awards for medical assistance for patients with end-stage renal disease.

The Winston-Salem Foundation
Contact: Scott F. Wierman, Pres.
860 W. 5th St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101-2506
Fax: (336) 727-0581
Toll-Free Telephone: (866) 227-1209
Grant application E-mail:
Additional E-mail:

The foundation invests in the community by making philanthropy and its benefits available to all. Student aid primarily to bona fide residents of Forsyth County, NC; support also for nonprofit organizations of all types, especially educational, social service and health programs, the arts, and civic affairs.

Young Men’s Christian Association of Northwest North Carolina
301 N. Main St., Ste. 1900
Winston-Salem, NC 27101-3890
Telephone: (336) 777-8055 Fax: (336) 777-6345

The organization seeks to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.

Horace L. Young Trust
c/o Wachovia Bank, N.A.
100 N. Main St., 13th Fl.
Winston-Salem, NC 27150-0001

Scholarship awards paid to the college or university for former employees of J.B. Davis Co.