2020 Grantees Announced
Our 2020 Education & Empowered Youth grantee partners are 28 local nonprofit organizations who each received $10,000 in general operating funds to support their work with youth ages 5-24 in the community in 2021.
2020 Partners & Programs
The following list of nonprofit organizations represent the partner grantees of the Foundation in conjunction with our focus areas; fundholders are not limited to granting to these organizations.
- Book Harvest
- Charles Hamilton Houston Foundation, Inc.
- Communities In Schools of Chatham County
- Durham Public Schools Foundation
- El Futuro
- Haven House Services
- Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County
- Juntos - NC State University
- LIFE Skills Foundation
- Loaves and Fishes Ministry, Inc.
- Neighbor to Neighbor
- Special Olympics North Carolina
- StandUp SpeakOut of NC
- Student U
- The Art Therapy Institute
- The CORRAL Riding Academy
- The Emily K Center
- The Hope Center at Pullen
- The White Oak Foundation, Inc.
- The Gifted Arts, Inc.
- Wake County Public School System (WAKE Up and Read)
- Walltown Children's Theatre
- World Relief Durham
- Youth Education for Savings Consortium
- Youth Villages
Meet Our 2021-2022 Scholarship Recipient Advisory Committee
School: NC State University
Major: Technology, Engineering, and Design Education - Graphic Communications
Career Goals: I love all things tech! My major allows me the opportunity to practically do anything related to graphics, animations, or just about anything in all of the engineering fields.
I decided to serve on this committee to not only represent diversity in the area but to be a voice for students who feel like they do not have support. I hope to gain many connections across the Raleigh area through this committee. With those connections, I hope to be able to bless others by helping my fellow young people find those they find inspirational.
School: Wake Technical Community College
Career Goals: After graduation, I want to go to medical school to become a pediatric oncologist. I want a career that will help people, especially kids, feel better on the inside and out. I want to inspire them to live life to the fullest. I am exploring my options, but I know I want to help people through science.
I joined this committee because I hope to meet new people as well as get inspiration from other people serving on the committee. I am serving on the committee to help students like me in the future. I want to give them the opportunity to be able to go to school and get a career that they love.
Major: Nursing, Minors in Health Promotion & American Indian Studies
Career Goals: As an enrolled member of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe, I have the desire to return to Hollister, NC and work in my tribal community with my people. By working daily in my tribal community using my knowledge obtained in college, I hope to make positive contributions to all those I serve and hope to inspire other Haliwa-Saponi youth to pursue a college education!
I am serving on this committee to represent the Native American population across the state of North Carolina. I look at this opportunity as my chance to be a positive role model to Native students across the state!
School: UNC Greensboro
Career Goals: I love helping people and I hope to one day employ my understanding and compassion for those experiencing suffering and pain by working as a nurse.
I'm serving on this committee to build a community and find resources. It is also a great opportunity for me to be able to help other students like me by sharing my experience.
The Immense Impact COVID-19 has had on Students
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected students in our region. From concerns over learning loss, food insecurity, and scholarship restrictions to housing and mental health factors, students of all ages have had to make unexpected changes amid an uncertain future. In episode 4 of the What Matters Video Podcast, our guests highlight some of the challenges that students have had to make, and what's still needed to ensure they can all thrive.
Learning During COVID: What’s Changed and Where Are We Going?
Foundation host Sarah Battersby welcomes guests Tych Cowdin from Communities in Schools of Chatham County, Ricky Hurtado from LatinxEd, and Adeja Cheek, our current Scholarship Intern to discuss Learning During COVID: What’s Changed and Where Are We Going? Click the video above to watch or find this month’s episode on our Spotify or Apple Podcast channels.