$20,000 Grant

Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County for design of the Wilmington Rail Trail, a park along the city’s unused rail lines which bridges the Northside and creates a space for public art, recreation, and reflection

For more information on The Arts Council of Wilmington & NHC, click on the logo to go to their website.

$20,000 Grant

Cameron Art Museum for the US Colored Troops sculpture, to be installed November 2021 at the museum in honor of the Black troops who fought for their freedom during the Civil War in the Cape Fear region 

For more information on Cameron Art Museum, click on the logo to go to their website.

$5,000 Grant

Brooklyn Arts Music Academy for “Music is Life!”, a weekly program serving 3-5 year olds at Dorothy B. Johnson School with exposure to music and movement to improve physical, cognitive and social functions

For more information on BAMA, click on the logo to go to their website.

$5,000 Grant

Opera House Theater Company for Intergenerational Theater Project, an experiment to bring multiple generations of actors together in rehearsal for a holiday 2021 performance in Wilmington 

For more information on Opera House Theatre Company, click on the logo to go to their website.


$25,000 Grant 

Cape Fear River Watch to 1) engage New Hanover County’s communities of color and low-income communities in its successful Creekwatchers program, a hands-on citizen science initiative allowing community members to ‘adopt’ a creek, and 2) create a Civic Engagement Training Program to educate the community and decision-makers about environmental justice

For more information on Cape Fear River Watch, click on the logo to go to their website.

$23,000 Grant

The Alliance for Cape Fear Trees to 1) increase the number of trees by 150 in Wilmington’s Southside neighborhood, where trees had been scarce and mostly destroyed by Hurricane Florence and 2) to grow the area’s  overall tree canopy. 

For more information on Alliance for Cape Fear Trees, click on the logo to go to their website.

$5,000 Grant

Keep New Hanover Beautiful to expand the Cigarette Litter Prevention Program that collects, recycles and raises awareness of cigarette litter pollution by purchasing 15 stand-up collection canisters for placement in downtown Wilmington  

For more information on Keep New Hanover Beautiful, click on their logo to go to their website.

$5,000 Grant

Winter Park PTA to expand Winter Park’s Waste Free Wednesday cafeteria recycling and education program by adding five schools in 2021, replacing plastic items with compostable substitutes one day each week, reducing cafeteria waste from 20 trash bags  to 2, and composting the rest to grow flowers and plants and educate students in basic horticulture 

For more information about the Winter Park project, click on the logo to go to their website.

$2,000 Grant

The Children’s Museum of Wilmington to support an interactive environmental water quality and conservation exhibit to educate visitors on the importance of water, the impact of pollutants, and how water is filtered through both natural and man-made processes

For more information about the Children's Museum, click on the logo to go to their website.

2019-Health & Wellness

$24,000 Grant

Nourish NC to support the launch of two new programs to address food insecurity for younger children:

The Food Farmacy & Toddler Tummies Programs to utilize the same labor, food, volunteers, and project materials, decreasing costs and streamlining production and distribution of food boxes that are free for families 

The Food Farmacy Program to introduce food insecurity screening into the daily work flow of pediatricians and healthcare providers at the Nunnelee Pediatric Clinics and to address malnutrition, hunger and child food insecurity at medical visits 

Toddler Tummies to deliver high quality food to low income children in their homes and strengthen trust and reliance on partners who work with families of children under 3 with behavioral problems or developmental delays 

For more information about Nourish NC, click on the logo to go to their website.

$24,000 Grant

MedNorth to support new initiatives in patient engagement through the purchase of essential equipment, allowing  MedNorth to perform more procedures in house which increases the likelihood that patients will follow through with treatment. Equipment includes blood pressure machines, safe car seats for newborns, LEEP, and autoclave

For more information about MedNorth, click on the logo to go to their website.

$4,500 Grant

The Lion's Club to purchase a tonometer to be used in their free screenings throughout the New Hanover County. A tonometer measures the internal pressure of the eye and is one of the principal tests for glaucoma. This addition to their testing should help identify those in need of further serious glaucoma testing

For more information about Wilmington Lions Club, click on the logo to go to their website.

$3,500 Grant

Smart Start to train in the Attachment and Bio-behavioral Catch-up (ABC) program

For more information about Smart Start, click on the logo to go to their website.

$2,000 Grant

Disability Resource Center for a Resource Guide that will collect health and wellness resources needed for disabled individuals, including medical care, food banks, support groups, oral health, assistive technology, home health, and accessible parks

For more information about disAbility Resource Center, click on the logo to go to their website.


$24,000 Grant

The Cape Fear Literary Council for “Digital Literacy: Bridging the Divide,” providing tailored computer instruction at appropriate levels to adults from diverse backgrounds in convenient locations around the county:

  • To bridge the digital divide in the Cape Fear by employing a program of classes and open labs in conjunction with a mobile lab; 
  • To connect and cooperate with local non-profits who serve individuals adversely affected by the digital divide;
  • To raise awareness of local barriers/issues concerning digital literacy/digital divide and enlist local stakeholders to contribute to effective programs

For more information about CFLC, click on the logo to go to their website.

$24,000 Grant

The Bellamy Mansion museum to enhance its urban slave dwelling program, expanding educational offerings and interpretation efforts to help the public understand the lives of the enslaved people who lived there. Interpretative kiosks, a free publication with new research on the enslaved women, and an updated video will impact the visitor experience and bring new understanding of the antebellum mansion for all

For more information about the Bellamy Mansion, click on the logo to go to their website.

$5,250 Grant

Team First Book to fund an expansion of its book distribution program in the New Hanover Schools.

For more information about Team First Book, click on the logo to go to their website.

$5,250 Grant

Vantage Pointe to expand its Teen Court program to serve a larger eligible population, now that North Carolina has raised the age for trying youth as adults from 16 to 18.

For more information on Vantage Pointe, click on the logo to go to their website.






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