Financial History

2023 foundation grants totaled $404,053 to the following nonprofits: 

  • Dix Park Conservancy: $50,000 (+ additional $25,000 pledged), visitor center display
  • NC Botanical Garden Foundation: $58,853, gathering circle in the American Indian Cultural Garden
  • NC Coastal Federation: $20,200, education signs at dozens of conservation sites
  • NC Zoo: $35,000, art installation in the new Asia Exhibit Complex
  • NC State Engineering Foundation: $125,000, in continued support of Fitts-Woolard Hall
  • NC Wildlife Federation: $25,000, continued habitat restoration throughout the Triangle 
  • Raleigh Rescue Mission: $50,000, Project Hope, a new facility for situationally homeless women and children
  • Triangle Land Conservancy: $25,000, continuing a 3-year pledge in support of Agriculture Pavilion at Williamson Preserve
  • Valley River Arts Guild: $15,000, community art center expansion

2022 foundation grants totaled about $406,000 to the following nonprofits:

  • Artspace: $65,000, education room upfit
  • Book Harvest: $20,688, community book boxes
  • Ducks Unlimited: $50,000impoundment embankment repair
  • Historic Lucks Cannery: $25,000 community center entrance
  • Learning Together: $25,000, super-inclusive classroom supplies
  • NC State Engineering Foundation:  $125,000 in continued support of Fitts-Woolard Hall
  • NC Wildlife Federation: $20,000, habitat restoration throughout the Triangle
  • Note in the Pocket: $21,966, reception mural and entrance landscaping
  • Poe Center for Health Education: $20,000, PlayWELL Park labyrinth and edible landscaping
  • Triangle Land Conservancy: $25,000, kicking off a 3-year pledge in support of the Agriculture Pavilion at the Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve
  • Town of Wake Forest + Wake Forest Historic Preservation Commission: $5,045, educational signage at Alston-Massenburg Center and Taylor Street Park
  • Wake Forest College Birthplace Society: $3,560, interpretive signage at Friendship Chapel Cemetery

2021 foundation grants totaled almost $415,000 to the following nonprofits:

  • Cape Fear River Watch:  $9,631, innovative storm drain litter traps and education about pollution reduction 
  • Corral Riding Academy:  $25,000, community and educational space revitalization the new Neuse River Campus
  • Elkin Valley Trails Association:  $20,000, Bridge of Dreams trail head at Carter Falls 
  • Marbles Kids Museum:  $45,000, play structures in the new revamped central courtyard adjacent to Moore Square 
  • Miracle League of the Triangle:  $75,000, the scoreboard of its new ballpark in downtown Durham 
  • NC Museum of Life & Science:  $50,000, the forthcoming Explore the Wild exhibit 
  • NC State Engineering Foundation:  $125,000 in continued support of Fitts-Woolard Hall 
  • NC Wildlife Federation:  $11,500, habitat restoration at 10 Triangle sites 
  • Tar River Land Conservancy:  $26,000, 3 new public nature trails in southern Granville County 
  • Wonder Connection:  $25,000, to plant a hospital courtyard learning garden

2020 foundation grants totaled $336,194 to the following nonprofits:

  • A Blessing Inc:  $6,500, handicap-accessible bathrooms
  • A Lotta Love:  $20,000, renovation of two kitchens
  • CAM Raleigh:  $33,000, Public Art for Pollinators and People installation at Dix Park
  • Coastal Land Trust:  $17,500, expand and enhance Springers Point
  • NC Museum of Natural Sciences:  $38,500, Dueling Dinosaurs exhibit
  • NC State Engineering Foundation: $125,000, environmental lab in Fitts-Woolard Hall
  • Poe Center for Health Education:  $18,000, Mobile Sheriff Tuffy Tooth
  • Preservation North Carolina:  $5,800, interpretive signage
  • Rex Healthcare Foundation:  $50,000, Cancer Center art installation
  • Transplanting Traditions Community Garden:  $15,894, two-story barn upfit
  • Ware Creek Community:  $6,000, Fitness for Life installation

2019 foundation grants totaled $286,665 to the following nonprofits:

  • Cape Fear River Watch:  $8,665, environmental monitoring equipment
  • Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy:  $60,000, directional and informational signage
  • Interact of Wake County:  $18,000, shelter and cabinet renovation
  • NC Museum of Natural Sciences:  $50,000, Dueling Dinosaurs exhibit
  • NC State Engineering Foundation: $125,000, environmental lab in Fitts-Woolard Hall
  • Triangle Land Conservancy:  $25,000, Sarah + Bailey Williamson Preserve at Walnut Hill welcome center

2018 foundation grants totaled $305,725 to the following nonprofits:

  • A Lotta Love:  $27,500, Families Moving Forward kitchen & room renovation
  • Artspace:  $6,100, classroom tables/chairs and refurbished computers
  • Burning Coal Theatre:  $25,000, lighting system
  • Community of Hope Ministries:  $5,000, cold storage unit
  • Holts Chapel Community Church:  $13,500, new roof
  • Marbles Kids Museum:  $10,000, Tree Tunes Encore exhibit
  • NC Museum of Art Foundation:  $22,000, invasive species removal
  • NC State Engineering Foundation: $125,000, environmental lab in Fitts-Woolard Hall
  • Town of Wake Forest:  $2,625, Ailey Young House educational signage
  • Triangle Land Conservancy:  $25,000, Sarah + Bailey Williamson Preserve at Walnut Hill welcome center
  • Visual Art Exchange:  $14,000, Envision St. Agnes Hospital public art installation
  • Wilders Grove Youth Center:  $30,000, community playground

2017 foundation grants totaled $314,038 to the following nonprofits:

  • A Blessing Inc.: $5,000, industrial range
  • Contemporary Art Foundation:  $5,000, gallery upfit and accessibility improvements
  • Friends of Hemlock Bluffs: $12,500, Urban Wildlife exhibit
  • The Gregg Tree Project:  $15,942, outdoor art installation
  • The Family Violence Prevention Center dba Interact:  $5,000, kitchen upfit
  • Marbles Kids Museum:  $40,000, Tree Tunes exhibit
  • Museum of Life & Science:  $50,000, Earth Moves exhibit
  • NC State Engineering Foundation: $125,000, environmental lab in Fitts-Woolard Hall
  • The Alice Aycock Poe Center:  $25,000, CookWELL Kitchen
  • Triangle Land Conversancy:  $25,000, Walnut Hill welcome center
  • Wake Forest Historial Museum:  $5,596, outdoor historical signage

2016 foundation grants totaled $212,011 to the following nonprofits:

  • ChurchNet Foundation:  $3,000, computer equipment
  • Raleigh Little Theatre:  $25,000, lobby renovation
  • Rex Healthcare Foundation:  $50,000, NC Heart & Vascular Hospital lobby art installation
  • Wake Forest Historical Museum:  $9,011, geographic survey to support historical preservation
  • NC State Engineering Foundation: $125,000, environmental lab in Fitts-Woolard Hall

2015 foundation grants totaled $232,000 to the following nonprofits:

  • Agape & Kure Beach Ministries:  $30,000, healthcare center
  • Inter-Faith Food Shuttle:  $15,000, learning garden and greenhouse
  • Marbles Kids Museum:  $30,000, Tree Tunes exhibit
  • North Carolina Coastal Land Trust:  $45,000, nature preserve
  • Raleigh City Farm:  $12,000, cold chain infrastructure
  • Raleigh Little Theatre:  $25,000, theatre teaching equipment
  • Transitions LifeCare, founded as Hospice of Wake County:  $25,000, pediatric suite
  • WakeMed Foundation:  $50,000, art installation for visitors and patients

2014 foundation grants totaled $234,719 to the following nonprofits:

  • Artspace:  $50,000, lobby revitalization
  • Clubs In The City:  $27,000, van purchase for youth transportation
  • Friends of Hemlock Bluffs:  $9,000, children’s nature trail
  • Lands and Waters South:  $9,869, living laboratory for student education
  • Miracle League of the Triangle:  $33,000, fieldhouse
  • Museum of Life and Science:  $50,000, Hideaway Woods Sensory Ramble exhibit
  • North Carolina Rail-Trails:  $9,100, wildflower meadow and walking loop
  • Orange County Partnership for Young Children:  $10,000, Garden of Tropical Wonders installation
  • Raleigh Little Theatre:  $10,000, assistive listening system
  • Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities:  $3,750, life skills training equipment
  • The Daniel Center for Math and Science:  $23,000, van purchase for student transportation

2013 foundation grants totaled $87,920 to the following nonprofits:

  • Agape Kure Beach Ministries:  $3,420, installation of observation platforms
  • Inter-Faith Food Shuttle:  $10,000, construction of a new aquaponics system
  • Miracle League of the Triangle:  $67,000, a new Miracle League field
  • North Carolina Native Plant Society:  $500, cultivation of a native plant adopt-a-spot
  • Raleigh City Farm:  $7,000, building a high tunnel for year round food growth