OCTOBER 2020
UPCOMING EVENTS AND DEADLINES
Your participation is vital. Your attendance is not.

As our community has worked to adjust in the wake of COVID-19, the annual Women to Women Celebration Luncheon has been cancelled this year. Even though we cannot be together, you can still help Women to Women support neighbors in need. This year, Women to Women will host a Non-Event that will allow you to stay home and make a direct contribution to provide for the basic needs of struggling women and their families in Guilford County. Through the month of October, Women to Women will match all donations dollar for dollar up to $50,000 to help address the most pressing needs of women and their families who have been impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.
Future Fund 10 Application Due Friday, 10/23
Deadlines for applications to Future Fund's FF10LIVE have been extended to October 23!

10 nonprofits will be chosen to present their pitches in an online event called Future Fund 10 LIVE. Your nonprofit could walk away from this spring event with the $20,000 grand prize.

Fundholders Learning Opportunity Wednesday, November 11th at 8 am
Fundholders, please mark your calendars for the annual discussion on our endowments and investments conducted by our new investment firm Brown Brothers Harriman to be held Wednesday, November 11th at 8 am. Register here for this virtual meeting.
YEAR-END ADVICE FROM DONOR SERVICES
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Let us know if there’s a cause or organization you would like to know more about. There are over 600 nonprofits just in Guilford County and our staff can point you in the right direction so that your giving is making the difference you wish to make. The last date for submission of donor advised grant recommendations to ensure they are processed in 2020 is December 16th. Contact Emily Thompson for assistance with your gift.

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Plan on gifting stock this holiday season? Be sure to notify Christine Evans of your incoming gift so she is able to make sure it is credited to your fund or one of CFGG’s initiatives promptly! Transfers should be initiated by December 21 to ensure your gift is credited in 2020 for tax-deductions.
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Many people are taking advantage of a unique opportunity that is only available this year. The CARES Act allows for taxpayers to deduct cash gifts of $300 per filing return. This is news because the vast majority of taxpayers do not receive a tax benefit for their charitable contributions due to their use of standard deductions.

To be eligible for this one-time deduction, the gifts must be cash and be paid directly to public charities so contributions to your Donor Advised Funds do not qualify. Check with your tax advisor to determine if this deduction may benefit you.
If you plan on including the Community Foundation or one of our initiatives or organizational endowments in your estate plans, please let us know! We want to honor you by including you on our Dear Greensboro list, and more importantly, we want to make sure you’re thanked today and your gift is properly honored tomorrow.

Contact Donor Services at donorservices@cfgg.org.
FANTASTIC FOUNDATION NEWS
Greensboro Urban Ministry
Greensboro Urban Ministry (GUM) faced a challenge when COVID social distancing regulations required drastically adjusting how they helped residents and homeless people in our community. Thanks to a grant from an anonymous CFGG donor, GUM purchased empty rooms at local hotels to provide homeless individuals with lodging and food. GUM used the grant to address gaps in service and to secure additional funding.

As winter approaches, GUM is developing their winter emergency program around hotels.
Ross Harris Promoted to VP, Marketing and Communications
Ross Harris has been promoted to Vice President, Marketing and Communications at the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro. Harris’ new role will include guiding and shaping public policy strategies and positions for the Foundation. Prior to joining CFGG, she was the Executive Director of the NC Institute of Political Leadership and has over forty years of experience in marketing, communications, and public affairs. She is a Greensboro native and earned her AB and MBA from Duke University.
Thanks to your generosity, the Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce has granted a total of $2,468,252 to over 100 local nonprofits helping thousands of individuals and families.
Ann Flynt Promoted to Director, ETWI and Guilford Apprenticeship Partners
Ann Flynt has been promoted to Director, Eastern Triad Workforce Initiative (ETWI) and Guilford Apprenticeship Partners (GAP). Her new role will add oversight of ETWI, a public-private partnership, the goal of which is to increase the pipeline of workers in highly skilled industries in the four-county region of Alamance, Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham counties. She has been at CFGG for two years after a 20+ year career in education. She received her BS from Wake Forest and Masters from UNCG.
W.K. Kellogg Inspires Targeted COVID Relief Grants
Thank you, W.K. Kellogg Foundation. ECG COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants were made possible by a supplemental grant from W.K. Kellogg Foundation to grantees in the Catalyzing Community Giving cohort. The foundation was given flexibility to use the funds to address recovery and relief efforts that made the most sense for us. The foundation regranted the $35,000 to local recovery and relief efforts, with our ECG Committee and giving circles fund holders making the recommendations. Priority was to support nonprofits led by people of color or efforts that address the global pandemic’s disproportionate impact on communities of color.
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CFGG and Phillips Foundation Announce New Revolving Loan Fund for COVID-19 Recovery
The Community Foundation is implementing a $250,000 grant from the Phillips Foundation to catalyze a new Revolving Loan Fund (RLF). This grant capital will provide friendly loans to eligible nonprofit organizations and social enterprises recovering from the challenges of COVID-19.

BIG Equity Fund Exceeds $600K
The BIG Equity Fund has secured over $600,000 in commitments. During Black Philanthropy Month in August, the fund launched a community-wide campaign to raise $3 million for the endowment. Grants from the fund will initially:
  • support small business development with a focus on wealth building support,
  • address the digital divide, especially when it limits educational growth,
  • and address health care disparities in the Black community.
Triad Business Journal Recognizes Foundation as One of the "Best Places to Work"
The Foundation was nominated as one of the Best Places to work by the Triad Business Journal. Finalists were selected based on surveys conducted by Quantum Workplace.

Career Opportunity: Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (VP-DEI) champions the Foundation’s guiding principles of our DEI Statement. The VP-DEI leads the design, implementation, and monitoring of policies and programs that support a diverse and inclusive workplace and develops strategic partnerships with diverse community groups.

#ICYMI - IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Adaptive Philanthropy September Webcast Addressing Health with Dr. Vann
On September 29th, Dr. Iulia Vann, Health Director of Guilford County Public Health, joined us for the fifth installment of our Adaptive Philanthropy series on healthcare. Dr. Iulia Vann discussed the societal inequities that have a direct impact on healthcare as well as the opportunities our community has to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes.
BSN Neighborhood Nuggets: Making a Difference from a Distance
On October 6th, representatives from three Greensboro neighborhoods shared what they have done to make sure residents are safe, healthy, and involved in this Building Stronger Neighborhoods Neighborhoods Nuggets chat.
Expanding Community Giving Community Conversation on Transportation Equity
On October 20th, Athan Lindsay, Anthony Foxx and Ann Morris discussed ways community members can engage in promoting effective community problem solving to address inequities in our local transportation systems to make them more equitable and accessible for those who have historically encountered disparities. Attendees gained insights from the speakers‘ experiences on decisive action steps to take to enact change that shifts individual and organizational culture to apply a racial equity lens in their decision-making process.