March 17, 2022 | Rhett N. Mabry
Rhett Mabry shares reflections and insights coming out of the organization-wide effort to renew grantmaking strategies and create measurable impact on the lives and communities of the Carolinas.
March 16, 2022 | Rhett N. Mabry, Tamika D. Williams
We are working with foundations from across North Carolina and South Carolina to pool resources in support of nonprofits led by persons of color in communities that have been marginalized.
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Kinship Care: A Vital Part of the Child Welfare Safety Net
Some 84,000 children in North Carolina and 74,000 in South Carolina live with kin caregivers. These children often enjoy better outcomes than those placed in non-familial settings, but kin caregivers often receive less support from the child welfare system than foster families.
September 8, 2022 | Phillip H. Redmond Jr., Tamika D. Williams
NC Medical Journal Shows How NC Hopes to Beat the Downward Trend in Life Expectancy
As the United States faces a historic drop in life expectancy, the September/October issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal features recommendations for improving longevity and well-being for all North Carolinians—and all Americans—regardless of race, gender, class, or geography.
September 5, 2022 | NCIOM.org
Johnson C. Smith University Surpasses Mayor’s Racial Equity Initiative Fundraising Goal
The Mayor’s Racial Equity Initiative announced that the Johnson C. Smith University workstream surpassed its $80 million fundraising goal thanks to a $1.8 million gift from The Gambrell Foundation.
August 31, 2022 | Charlotte Regional Business Alliance
Help in a Crisis: Mental Health Care for Brunswick Kids
Thanks to a three-year, $400,000 grant from the Duke Endowment, a licensed clinical social worker gets notified almost immediately when there’s a student in crisis and can be on a video conference within minutes.
August 18, 2022 | NovantHealth.org
Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina Receives $1.2 Million Grant to Improve Community Health
A three-year, $1.2 million grant from The Duke Endowment will help the Alliance for a Healthier SC develop a sustainable statewide infrastructure to help hospitals and community partners impact complex health and social issues more effectively.
August 11, 2022 | News 19 WLTX
Vanderbilt, UNC and Duke Nurse-Midwives Join Forces to Reduce Black Maternal Health Risks
Nurse-midwives and educators from three prominent research universities have teamed up to improve pregnancy outcomes in Black communities by providing specialized training for doulas, persons who support birthing mothers and families through the entire process of childbirth.
June 28, 2022 | VUSN Communications