The Blanche & Julian Robertson Family Foundation in Salisbury, North Carolina, has announced grants totaling more than $1 million to sixty-five local nonprofit organizations working in the areas of the arts, education, health, and human services.
The grants include six awards through the foundation's Continuing Support Grant program, which is in its final year. Going forward, the foundation will require grant applications from all nonprofits.
Grant recipients include Rowan Helping Ministries, which was awarded $45,000 for its Crisis Assistance Network and $50,000 in operating support; the Rowan County United Way, which will receive $50,0000 in support of its Day of Caring program; and the Family Crisis Council, which was awarded a $50,000 operating support grant for its battered women's shelter. The foundation also awarded $45,000 in operating support to the Waterworks Visual Arts Center; $25,000 to Catawba College for the development of a campus master plan; $14,000 to the Rowan-Salisbury School System for a high school entrepreneurial summer camp and $12,405 for digital equipment for the arts department; and $10,000 to the N.C. Center for Nonprofits in support of professional development services for Rowan County nonprofits.
Since its establishment in 1997, the Robertson Family Foundation has awarded grants totaling $30 million, all of which have been given solely to agencies and organizations in Salisbury and Rowan County.