SALISBURY – The Salisbury-Rowan Community Foundation has awarded $289,734 in grants to 45 nonprofit organizations to help the community as it continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The grants will help fund projects and programs related to human services, education, environment and arts and culture. Grants include $10,000 to Appleseed Early Childhood Education for a smarter way to educate underprivileged children with their ApSeed Project, $10,000 to the City of Spencer for the Yadkin River Trailhead and $10,000 to Meals on Wheels of Rowan for nutritious home meals bonded seniors and disabled adults.
“This generous grant will provide much-needed early childhood education resources directly to underprivileged children in the region,” said Greg Alcorn, founder of Appleseed Early Childhood Education. “We are very grateful.”
Salisbury-Rowan County Community Foundation is a regional affiliate of the Charlotte-based Foundation for the Carolinas. The grants were awarded by the local council of advisors to the community foundation as part of the annual grant program. The community foundation has invested more than $8 million in projects and programs that support the residents of Rowan County since 1944.
“The Salisbury-Rowan County Community Foundation is so proud to be a part of this community and to help our region,” said Gwin Barr, chairman of the community foundation’s board of advisors, “especially when it comes to of funding shortfalls for key nonprofits vital to Rowan County.”
The following is a complete list of the Salisbury-Rowan Community Foundation grants awarded:
• $10,000 for Appleseed Early Childhood Education to educate underprivileged children in Rowan County.
• $4,700 for Bread Riot to deliver produce from local farmers to families in Rowan County.
• $10,000 to Capstone Recovery Center to provide materials and utilities for their residential program.
• $8,000 to Catawba College to improve access for black men by training high school students in academic skills critical to college success.
• $4,000 to Center for Faith & the Arts to provide visual arts, creative writing, and drama classes to students at Henderson Independent High School.
• $3,000 to Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas to fund travel, shelter, meals and essential home care for families in Rowan County undergoing treatment.
• $10,000 to communities in Rowan County schools for tutoring and mentoring for Rowan County students.
• $9,300 to Rowan County Community Care Clinic for free dental visits for low-income residents of Rowan County.
• $5,000 in elder care for home modifications and modified equipment for residents of Rowan County.
• $5,000 to Essie Mae Kiser Foxx Academy to support academic education and technology.
• $5,000 to Faith N Action to support their Family Equity Recovery Plan.
• $2,000 to Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary to support Camp Pawtastic and the Reading to the Animals program.
• $10,000 to Family Crisis Council of Rowan, Inc. to support their emergency shelter for domestic violence.
• $5,000 to Friends of Yadkin Path to enhance the outdoor learning environment with additional structures, equipment, and embellishments.
• $5,000 for the Gethsemane After School program for the Achieving Toward Excellence program.
• $6,379 to Happy’s Farm Inc. for THE NEW HOPES project that will provide nutrition, education and socialization to young people in a safe and encouraging environment.
• $3,500 in Inside Out Global for IOG Summer Camp Film Workshops.
• $5,000 to Lee Street Theater to support the production of ‘Our Town’.
• $6,140 to Main Street Mission for the Getting Ahead program.
• $10,000 to Meals on Wheels of Rowan to provide nutritious meals to seniors and adults with disabilities.
• $10,000 to Partners in Learning Child Development and Family Resource Center to provide quality, comprehensive child and family support services to children in Rowan County and their families.
• $10,000 to Piedmont Players Theater, Inc. to repair and paint the ceiling in the Meroney Theater.
• $3,500 to Pops at the Post, Inc. for the annual free outdoor symphony performance.
• $10,000 in Power Cross to transport people to participate in activities.
• $4,000 for the Pregnancy Support Center for diapers and COVID care kits at the diaper drive-thru.
• $10,000 to Prevent Child Abuse Rowan to provide critical medical services to abused children.
• $1,415 to RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls, Inc. for a boat to help pick up trash and debris from the river and riverbanks.
• $5,000 to Rowan County Crosby Scholars Community Partnership for an online platform to increase the impact of the Crosby Scholars program.
• $7,500 to Rowan County Department of Social Services/Rowan Once Church One Child for essential living needs for the neglected children of Rowan County.
• $5,000 to Rowan County Literacy Council to provide educators to partner with students for individualized support.
• $5,000 to Rowan County United Way for United Way’s annual campaign to improve the lives of individuals and families by positively impacting the community.
• $10,000 to Rowan Helping Ministries to provide financial assistance to individuals and families in Rowan County for rent, utilities and other critical needs.
• $3,000 to Rowan Partners for Education to help prepare for their careers with skilled jobs for middle and high school students.
• $10,000 to Rowan-Cabarrus YMCA for safe and nurturing after-school supervision and the learning loss program.
• $5,000 to Rufty-Holmes Senior Center to provide home maintenance and safety adjustments to older adults in Rowan County so they can live independently.
• $3,800 to Salisbury Symphony for an educational concert for local fifth grade students.
• $5,000 to Metrolina’s Second Harvest Food Bank to provide a packaging machine for the new warehouse in Salisbury that will support their 24-county service area, including Rowan County.
• $5,000 to St. John’s Lutheran Church to provide after-school care for K-5 students attending local schools.
• $7,500 to The Humane Society of Rowan County to provide medical care to pets whose families are going through a crisis.
• $7,000 to The Pedal Factory for the Earn a Bike program that allows anyone to receive a bike for free.
• $3,500 to Three Wide Foundation, Inc. to provide Christmas dinner and winter coats to families in need.
• $10,000 to Town of Spencer for the Yadkin River Trailhead project.
• $5,000 to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to support college counseling services for students attending North Rowan High School and Salisbury High School
• $2,500 to Veterans Bridge Home to promote the health of high-risk soldiers and veterans in Rowan County.
• $8,000 to Waterworks Visual Arts Center to support the organization’s spring and summer 2022 programming, including exhibits and a family day.
• $6,000 to Young Life of Rowan County for the mentorship training program.
For more information about the Salisbury-Rowan County Community Foundation: salisbury-cf.org