Grants intended to ‘make a positive influence’ in Davie

Published 11:13 am Sunday, April 24, 2022

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

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 or visit

Education Grants

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,

Mentor Coaches$2,290

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