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Grantmaking Report: May 2021

June 10, 2021
Category: Grantmaking Reports

The Blue Cross NC Foundation is pleased to share the following grants were approved in the month of May.

  • $500,000 to the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project to increase distribution of locally grown food through ASAP’s Appalachian Farms Feeding Families program which pairs rural food relief sites and child care centers with local farms to meet emergency food needs in 23 Western North Carolina counties and support local growers.
  • $50,000 to the Asociación de Mexicanos en Carolina del Norte (AMEXCAN) to address emergency food and other COVID-related relief needs of the Latino community in Beaufort, Craven, Duplin, Edgecombe, Greene, Hyde, Lenoir, Pitt, Nash, Wilson, and Sampson Counties.
  • $50,000 to the Caswell Family Medical Center to address emergency food and other COVID-related relief needs of communities in Caswell County.
  • $300,000 to the Charlotte Bilingual Preschool to develop a pipeline of early educators from the Latino community and an advocacy agenda to promote policies that support dual language learners in Mecklenburg County.
  • $25,000 to the Child Care Services Association to work toward a successful rollout of a new early care and education (ECE) workforce registry – critical data infrastructure for improving resource allocation, program, and policy related to workforce and early childhood outcomes.
  • $20,000 to the Coharie Intra Tribal, Inc. to address emergency food and other COVID-related relief needs of the Coharie Intra Tribe in Harnett County.
  • $25,000 to the Compañeros Inmigrantes de las Montañas en Acción (CIMA) to address emergency food and other COVID-related relief needs of the Latino community in Buncombe County.
  • $300,000 to El Centro Hispano, Inc. to engage Latino parents on early care and education policy development and advocacy in Durham, Wake, Orange, Chatham, Harnett, Franklin, Lee, Johnston, Person, and Vance Counties.
  • $300,000 to Empowered Parents in Community to address racial inequities in the early care and education system by engaging Black and other historically marginalized parents in Durham, Chatham, Orange, Granville, and Vance Counties.
  • $300,000 to Equity Before Birth to engage Black parents of young children (0-18 months) to advocate for the supports they need to thrive.
  • $1,000,000 to Feeding the Carolinas to increase distribution of locally grown and culturally appropriate food through Feeding the Carolinas’ seven member Food Banks to help meet emergency food needs in every North Carolina county and support local growers.
  • $50,000 to Greensboro Housing Coalition, Inc. to address emergency food and other COVID-related relief needs of communities in Guilford County.
  • $300,000 to Guilford Child Development to build a team of Black, Latino, and other parents of color in Guilford and Rockingham Counties who will advocate for key early childhood issues.
  • $20,000 to High Plains Indians, Inc. to address emergency food and other COVID-related relief needs of the High Plains Indian Tribe in Person County.
  • $25,000 to Hispanic League to address emergency food and other COVID-related relief needs of the Latino community in Forsyth County.
  • $50,000 to Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County / El Vinculo to address emergency food and other COVID-related relief needs of the Latino community in Chatham, Lee, Alamance, and Randolph Counties.
  • $50,000 to Hunger and Health Coalition to address emergency food and other COVID-related relief needs of communities in Avery, Ashe, and Watauga Counties.
  • $300,000 to Immersion for Spanish Language Acquisition to engage and train Latino parents to promote early care and education policy change in Orange, Guilford, Alamance, Wake, Durham, Johnston, Granville, and Chatham Counties.
  • $50,000 to Kintegra Health to provide COVID-19 emergency food assistance in the Gaston County.
  • $10,000 to Latin American Coalition to support early childhood work in Mecklenburg, Gaston, Cabarrus, Lincoln, Union, Rowan, and Catawba Counties.
  • $10,000 to Lenoir-Greene County Partnership For Children to support early childhood work in Lenoir and Greene Counties.
  • $20,000 to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina to address emergency food and other COVID-related relief needs of the Lumbee Tribe in Robeson, Cumberland, Hoke, and Scotland Counties.
  • $20,000 to the Meherrin Indian Tribe to address emergency food and other COVID-related relief needs of the Meherrin Indian Tribe in Bertie, Gates, Hertford, and Northampton Counties.
  • $25,000 to NC Field, Inc. to address emergency food and other COVID-related relief needs of the Latino community in Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, and Wayne Counties.
  • $50,000 to Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. to address emergency food and other COVID-related relief needs of the communities in Edgecombe and Nash Counties.
  • $10,000 to Education Justice Alliance to support early childhood work throughout the state of North Carolina.
  • $100,000 to the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Inc. to provide capacity building programs and cultivate networks supporting nonprofit leaders and organizations in an 18-county region.
  • $1,975,000 to The Conservation Fund A Nonprofit Corporation to increase capacity for COVID-relief with a focus on emergency food response using locally grown food in rural communities statewide.
  • $10,000 to Triangle Native American Society to address emergency food and other COVID-related relief needs of the Native Americans in Wake, Durham, Johnston, Orange, and Chatham Counties.
  • $20,000 to Waccamaw Siouan Indian Tribe, Inc. to address emergency food and other COVID-related relief needs of the Waccamaw Siouan Indian Tribe in Bladen and Columbus Counties.
  • $155,000 to Wake County SmartStart to conduct parent surveys in five counties to gain understanding of how and why preschool suspensions happen and what impact they have on children and families.
  • $50,000 to West Marion Community Forum to address emergency food and other COVID-related relief needs of the communities in McDowell County.
  • $25,000 to Western North Carolina Workers Center to address emergency food and other COVID-related relief needs of the Latino community in Burke, Buncombe, Henderson, and Macon Counties.