The North Carolina Community Foundation is accepting grant applications for projects funded from the Women’s Fund of North Carolina.

Grant funds are available for nonprofit organizations that sponsor programming that supports women and/or families. Programs must serve areas within the NCCF service area. Grant amounts typically range from $1,000 to $3,000. To apply, visit The deadline for submitting applications is Aug. 8.


A $25,000 gift in support of the YWCA Greensboro’s Courage and Commitment campaign was presented to the Campaign Leadership by Kim Blair, director of community relations at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. The campaign is currently at more than 80 percent of its $5 million goal. The purpose of this campaign is to support a mission-centered space to enhance and expand programming and provide funding stability.

As a result of the campaign, the Shirley T. Frye YWCA has a permanent space with important features including an emergency family shelter, a commercial kitchen and ample meeting space.

Due to their gift, Blue Cross NC will have the opportunity to name one of the staff offices at the Shirley T. Frye YWCA facility.


Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine alumnus Dr. Larry Carter ’62 and his wife, Nancy, recently presented a $200,000 gift from the Diane Carter Memorial Fund to support the Canine Performance Sciences Vapor Wake Detector Dog program.

Their late daughter, Diane Carter, a Greensboro native, was killed July 31, 2002 in a terrorist bombing attack at the Hebrew University in Israel. The Diane Carter Memorial Fund was established to support causes in her honor.

CPS is the successor of a research effort that began in 1990 at the College of Veterinary Medicine. The CPS mission is to innovate canine detection technology by exploring basic and applied research frontiers in olfaction, behavior, genetics and physical performance.


Community Housing Solutions built accessibility ramps at eight Guilford County homes July 24-27. The labor was provided by more than 50 young adult volunteers from Catholic Heart Work Camp, who stayed at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.

Organizations sponsoring the effort included: First Friends Meeting, St. Pius X Catholic Church, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Westover Church, Catholic Charities, St. Benedict Catholic Church, Our Lady of Grace and the NC Housing Finance Agency’s Urgent Repair Program.

For information about Community Housing Solutions, visit

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