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Triangle North Healthcare Foundation Awards $200,000 In Pandemic Response Grants
Triangle North Healthcare Foundation’s Board of Directors has awarded $200,000 in grants to local organizations that are responding to community needs from the COVID-19 Pandemic.
“We are pleased to be able to assist our local agencies and nonprofits in providing relief and recovery from the effects of the Pandemic,” said Val Short, executive director for the Foundation. “Our hope is that these grant awards will help keep our children and adults in Vance, Warren, Granville, and Franklin counties safe, healthy, and engaged with school and work,” said Short.
The ten grants approved by the board will provide funding for a variety of programs throughout the region, including summer enrichment programs for youth, PPE kits for elementary schools, Wi-Fi connectivity in Oxford, and healthy food boxes for those in need,
“We are very appreciative and grateful for the passionate and committed nonprofit leaders in our communities who are helping our children and families recover from the trauma of this Pandemic,” said Short. “We are proud to be their partner.”
The grant recipients and their projects for first round of Community Response Grants includes:
Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central NC—Promising Pathways- provides opportunities for remote learning in collaboration with the local school systems, focusing on academic success, character development, and good citizenship.
Gang Free—Operation Cover the Child- provides PPE (personal protective equipment) kits for elementary school students and teachers in Vance County.
Henderson Family YMCA – 1) Back to School Academy – provides support and assistance with school work for students, plus supervised play and exercise activities; 2) Summer Day Camp – provides remedial academic assistance plus traditional camp activities during the summer months.
Masonic Home for Children at Oxford – Academic Wellness Program – incorporates physical activity into the online school curriculum to help students overcome sedentary habits and improve physical and mental well-being.
Oxford Housing Authority – Educational Wi-Fi Program – covers the cost of installation and fees for internet services for 193 households in Oxford to support online connectivity for school and work.
Shepherd Youth Ranch – Trail Blazers – Extends the Trail to Success program, which provides skill building for youth suffering from grief, loss, abandonment and abuse, to include quality time with mentors.
TROSA (Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc.) – Cost-free Residential Treatment During COVID-19– funding will assist in maintaining a clean and safe environment during the Pandemic for participants in this two-year residential substance use recovery program.
Turning Point Community Development Corporation – 1) Creating Success Education Center— provides academic enrichment for Kindergarten through Sixth Grade students during the summer months, including exploration of STEAM, Robotics, and dramatic arts. 2) Summer Produce Box Distribution – staff and volunteers will distribute 800 fresh food boxes to families in need during the summer; each box will feed a family of four for one week.
The Foundation’s Community Response Grant program will be open through the end of 2021 and new applications are now being accepted. Call the Foundation office at 252-430-8532 for more Information or visit the Foundation’s website at www.tnhfoundation.org .
Triangle North Healthcare Foundation Launches Community Response Fund
Triangle North Healthcare Foundation has announced the launch of a Community Response Grant Fund, available to nonprofit, local government, and educational organizations, serving the counties of Franklin, Granville, Vance and Warren.
The grants will fund relief and response programs related to the COVID-19 Pandemic. “With the continuing stress on our communities from the Pandemic, our local safety net organizations are struggling to make ends meet and respond to their clients’ needs. We are pleased to announce the Foundation Board’s commitment to provide grants for community relief,” said Val Short, Executive Director.
Applications for grants up to $20,000 each will be accepted, beginning February 1, 2021. Applications will be reviewed quarterly and grants will be awarded in March, June, September, and December. Through this Community Response program, recipients can receive up to four grants throughout the year.
The Community Response Grant application is now available at the Foundation’s online grant portal. A link to the grant portal is available at the website: http://www.tnhfoundation.org. Applications will be accepted continuously now through September 1, 2021.
Virtual meetings with Foundation staff will be required prior to submitting an application. To schedule a meeting, please call 252-430-8532.
Triangle North Healthcare Foundation is a regional healthcare grantmaking organization based in Henderson, established in November 2011, after the merge of Maria Parham Medical Center with the for-profit Duke LifePoint. Funded by an endowment created from the assets of the former nonprofit hospital, Triangle North Healthcare Foundation has invested over $2 million in over 80 programs in the region since beginning grantmaking in 2013.
Available Granville County Resources
Granville County Social Services: www.granvillecounty.org/residents/social-services or call 919-693-1511; Offers a wide-range of financial and food assistance programs for residents.
Duke Energy: www.duke-energy.com/community/customer-assistance-programs/energy-neighbor-fund or call 800-662-7030; offers payment plans and waiving certain fees for customers facing difficulties paying energy bills.
Dominion Energy (PSNC Gas): www.dominionenergy.com/our-stories/ways-to-save-high-winter-bills or call 877-776-2427; offers assistance with high winter heating bills.
ACIM: www.acimgranville.org/or call 919-690-0961; offers food services to residents of Granville County.