Golden LEAF Foundation awards grants totaling $11 million

Golden LEAF Foundation awards grants totaling $11 million

The Golden LEAF Foundation in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, has announced grants totaling $11 million in support of health care, agricultural research, workforce development, leadership development, and hurricane relief and recovery efforts in the state. 

Through its Open Grants Program, the foundation awarded $100,000 to the Mount Olive Family Medicine Center in support of an expansion of the family medical center and walk-in clinic; $76,500 to North Carolina State University for research on controlling the guava root-knot nematode, which threatens North Carolina‚Äôs sweet potato industry; and more than $354,000 in support of workforce training projects benefiting Brunswick, Jackson, Macon, Martin, and Swain counties.

The foundation also awarded $1.8 million to the Center for Creative Leadership in support of the Golden LEAF Scholars Leadership Program, which provides recipients with coaching, attendance at two leadership development conferences, and a paid summer work experience in a rural county.  

And through its Disaster Recovery Grant Program, which is funded by state appropriations, the foundation awarded thirteen grants totaling nearly $9 million for the repair or replacement of infrastructure or equipment,  as well as new hazard mitigation infrastructure, in North Carolina counties affected by hurricanes Matthew and Florence.

For a complete list of grants, see the Golden LEAF Foundation website.

(Photo credit: Mount Olive Family Medicine Center)