Grants intended to ‘make a positive influence’ in Davie
Published 11:13 am Sunday, April 24, 2022
Generous people can work together to improve the community through endowment funds at the Davie Community Foundation.
As endowment funds (permanent) are opened, they are invested with the intent that a portion of the earnings will be used each year to make a positive difference. In January the foundation board decides how much of the earnings in the endowments they will make available for grants and scholarships. The approved amount is then pulled from each of the endowment funds.
There are 75 Community – Unrestricted and 23 Community – Area of Interest Funds that were established as permanent endowments. The earnings is intended for use in awarding grants for community projects with some focused in a general area such as children, education, health, recreation, senior adults, and so on.
Every February the foundation accepts requests for grants. After detailed review and follow-up, the requests are presented to the board of directors who make decisions about funding. As award amounts are decided, the available dollars from the appropriate Community Funds are added together to make each grant.
At its April 19 meeting, the board approved grants. The payment for each represents the community working together as the dollars from many funds are added together to make one grant.
“Small and large endowments are important in making a positive difference in our county, and some of the funds were established by donors who are now deceased, said Jane Simpson, foundation president and CEO.
Endowment funds can be opened with as little as $5,000. They are permanently invested with a portion of the earnings used each year for grants and scholarships.
“Once opened, they have a positive impact on Davie County forever,” Simpson said.
To learn more, contact Simpson at (336) 753-6903 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.daviefoundation.org.
Grantee Reason Amount
Cognition of Davie Capacity Building $30,000
Cognition of Davie Maker Space Tools $15,383
Davie County Schools STEM Pipeline Camp $15,000
Davie County Schools Hands on Pitsco Labs
for 6th & 7th Grade$40,000
Davie County Schools Leadership Development $26,400
Davie County Schools Professional Development
K-8 Math Teachers$3,250
North Davie Middle School Registration for “House
System” Conf. – positive
school culture $6,000
Smart Start of Davie Nurturing Parenting Program $9,000
Davie High/3 middle schools Book Collection $10,000
IGNITE DAVIE College Promise Program $20,000
Total Education $175,033
Food & Poverty Grants
A Storehouse for Jesus Feeding the Hungry $7,500
Family Promise Family Shelter $15,000
William R Davie Food Ministry $13,28
Total Food/Poverty $35,781
Parks & Enrichment Grants
Davie American Little League Equip, Empower,
Farmington Community Capacity Building $20,000
Milling Manor, Inc. Tools for Independent Living $14,147
Total Parks/Enrichment $36,437
Total all Projects $247,251