June 2020
A Message from Walker Sanders
When the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro was founded 37 years ago, the founders’ vision was to create an organization for the community to rely on in times of need. An organization for individuals to be able to give back to their community, and an organization for leaders to be collaborative around critical community issues. Never has that vision been more relevant than in today’s times.

Supporting Nonprofits
"Adaptive Philanthropy" Webcast addressing Food Insecurity
Join us on June 24th at 10 am in the third installment of the Adaptive Philanthropy webinar series as we speak with four experts in food-based issues in Guilford County .
Our nonprofit experts will discuss how they are adapting to the new protocols, food shortages, changing demographics, and a variety of ways that you can get involved and help.

Guests will include:
  • Leslie Isakoff, Executive Director of A Simple Gesture
  • Eric Aft, CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC
  • Rev. Myron Wilkins, Executive Director of Greensboro Urban Ministry
  • Emily McCollum, Food Project Coordinator at Weaver Foundation
Women to Women Grants $75,000 During COVID
Women to Women continued to support families. They gave early and generously to their community. Months before their traditional grant cycle historically begins, Women to Women voted unanimously to donate $75,000.00 to Greensboro’s Virus Relief Fund. This relief fund is providing grants to Greensboro nonprofits that are directly supporting our neighbors most impacted during this crisis. Learn more about Women to Women and their donation.
Future Fund 10 LIVE Event Attracts Thousands

The April 21st Event attracted thousands of people to watch local nonprofit executives pitch the importance of the work they were doing. If you missed the live recording, you can enjoy the fun by watching the video recording. Thanks to an anonymous donor, each of the 10 nonprofits received some fiscal support. Congratulations to Freedom House, Guilford Green Foundation, The Re-Entry Expert, and Youth Villages for winning the community-voted awards. Learn more at https://futurefundgso.org/.

Greensboro Virus Relief Gives Over $2.1 Million to 97 Nonprofits
Over the past 10 weeks, the Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce (which includes members from the  Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro , City of Greensboro, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce,   Guilford County Government, and United Way of Greater Greensboro) has granted over $2 million to 97 local nonprofits, helping thousands of local individuals and families impacted by the Coronavirus.

"How to Be a Philanthropist" Webinar!
Whether we are giving our time, treasure or talent, we can all be philanthropists. There is no better time to support Greensboro than during the trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a webinar for Action Greensboro, Kevin discussed the local COVID-19 response efforts from the perspective of the  Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro . He also discussed opportunities to get involved in local charities and volunteer opportunities.

GCS Superintendent Contreras featured in May "Adaptive Philanthropy" Webcast
Dr. Sharon Contreras, Superintendent of Guilford County Schools, and Walker Sanders discussed how the pandemic is shaping K-12 instruction and the lessons we are learning to help public education evolve. Learn more by viewing the video .
Foundation Community Question
The foundation has launched a new webcast series regarding "Adaptive Philanthropy". The third installment of this series was mentioned earlier.

What are some topics or issues regarding giving, charity, philanthropy or community foundations that you would like to see as a future webcast?

Respond to this email to let us know.