MONROE – The Union County Community Foundation issued nearly $90,000 in grants to 23 local nonprofits.
The awards were made through the foundation’s annual competitive grant program. Through these grants, the foundation works with organizations to increase stability and opportunity for individuals and families in Union County.
Highlights of grants include:
• HealthQuest received a grant to buy medications for uninsured residents in Union County.
• Union County Community Arts Council received a grant for its arts education grant program.
• Wingate University of Union County received a grant for its community garden and nutrition education program.
Others receiving grants included Arc of Union/Cabarrus, Autism Society of North Carolina, Bridge to Recovery, Charlotte Speech and Hearing Center, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Community Health Services of Union County, Council on Aging in Union County, HOPE for the Christmas Bureau of Union County, Horse N Around Therapeutic Riding Center, Mephibosheth Farms Angelic Riders, Operation Reach-Out, Reach Out and Read Carolinas, Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, Special Olympics North Carolina, The Salvation Army, Turning Point, Union County Education Foundation, Union County Playmakers, Union Symphony Society and YWCA Central Carolinas. Click here to see what the grants will be used for.
The foundation has awarded $272,479 over the last three years.
“We are thankful for the commitment Foundation For The Carolinas has to our annual competitive grants process and our community at large, and we are amazed by the response from our board, past and present,” said Ron Hinson, UCCF chairman.