2016 Grantees: Congratulations to the following organizations that were selected to receive funding in our 2016 grant cycle:
- Cumberland County Coordinating Council on Older Adults – $17,000 was awarded to support their purchase of the first hot/cold meal delivery truck for Meals on Wheels program. This program provides nutritious home-delivered meals as a support in helping older adults with limited ability to perform independent activities of daily living and have no one who is able or willing to help them with food preparation.
- Action Pathways/Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeastern NC – $13,500 was awarded to support a mobile school food pantry pilot program for two Cumberland County Schools with some of the highest need in Cumberland County.
- Alms House – $13,354 was awarded to support their Kids Assistance Program which is a collaborative community program operated by the ALMS House that is designed to serve elementary, middle and high school students in the Hope Mills area who are faced with food insecurity and may go without food over the weekend without this backpack food program.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Cumberland County – $5,000 was awarded to support Success in Reading, a comprehensive reading program for students K-3 who are from low socio-economic households and participate in the Boys & Girls Clubs program. This program encompasses vocabulary development, reading comprehension and literary response.
- St. Ann Neighborhood Youth Center – $4,000 was awarded to support this outreach program that provides meals, academic tutoring and other cultural enhancement for girls and boys residing in the surrounding low income public housing developments and impoverished neighborhoods by providing reading level materials and food.
2015 Grantees :
- Connections of Cumberland County – awarded $22,580 for their rapid re-housing program which assists participants in “Connect 2 Re-Direct” to secure housing and gives financial assistance with rent and utility deposits as needed.
- Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center – awarded $8,625 for purchasing 69 reusable Playalongs and headsets for six targeted day care centers that are part of their Books2Kids Program.
- Ferguson-Easley Elementary School – awarded $6,505 for the purchase of 20 iPads and their protective cases which are used during the literacy block for K-2 to provide practice with students who are identified as below grade level in reading due to vocabulary and sentence structure deficits.
- The Partnership for Children of Cumberland County, Inc. – awarded $11,040 for purchasing books for 4,000 children involved in the national literacy program, Reach Out and Read.
- Fayetteville Urban Ministry – $30,000 for E.S.T.E.E.M. – This program focused on empowering women living in poverty to improve their life situations and that of their dependent children through basic skills training and employment while addressing food insecurity.
- Second Harvest Food Bank of Southeast North Carolina – $25,000 – This was for a take-home food program for at risk children. They also created a community garden to use for education of children and adults and in schools for garden/nutrition education.
- Child Advocacy Center – $7,000 – This was used to implement a program to support their effort to prevent homelessness by providing direct assistance to victims of abuse and exploitation.
- Better Health of Cumberland County – $25,000
- Cumberland Interfaith Hospitality Network – $20,000
- The Fayetteville Police Department – $3,000
- The Salvation Army – $6,050
- St. Ann’s Neighborhood Youth Center – $4,000
- CARE Center Family Violence Program – $15,000
- Cumberland Co. Coordinating Council on Older Adults – $15,000
- Cumberland Interfaith Hospitatlity Network, Inc. – $15,000
- Hungry Angelz – $5,000
- Fayetteville Area Operation Inasmuch – $25,000
- Cumberland Interfaith Hospitality Network – $15,000
- Grace & Mercy House, Inc. – $9,340