August 2020
"Adaptive Philanthropy" Webcast addressing Black Philanthropy Month
Join us on Friday, August 28th at 10 am for the fourth installment of the Adaptive Philanthropy webinar series as we speak about Black Philanthropy in Greensboro.

Guests will include:

GAP 5th Annual Signing Ceremony and 1st Graduation
Many students are finding another pathway to career success through apprenticeship, a model that has been successful throughout both the United States and Europe for centuries. More than 30 companies right here in Guilford County are offering apprenticeships to high school juniors and seniors through Guilford Apprenticeship Partners. To learn more about GAP and our workforce initiatives, please visit our website at

Save the Date: Wednesday, November 11th at 8 am
Fundholders, please mark your calendars for the annual discussion on our endowments and investments to be held Wednesday, November 11th at 8 am.
Advantages of Investing with the CFGG
Why should you invest with The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro? Benefits from a fundholder relationship with CFGG include:
  • Experienced team of grant makers at your disposal with a deep understanding of needs in Greensboro and an intimate knowledge of the nonprofits meeting those needs
  • Highly experienced gift processors, including ability to accept and liquidate assets like real estate and privately held business interests
  • Full-service donor services team, with experience running family meetings, engaging different points of view, and facilitating meaningful, educational discussions
  • All the paperwork is handled by CFGG: no tax record keeping, administrative burdens, or expenses
  • Connection to other key donors and decision-makers, enabling more strategic giving
  • The fees we collect leverage your family’s philanthropic interests by also enabling support for local community programs outside of your grants through CFGG initiatives, programs and scholarships. 
To learn more about donating to the foundation, visit our website at
Two Funds Supporting One Goal
In the first weeks of the pandemic, the Foundation supported two funds to help nonprofits and individuals survive the pandemic. One fund was the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund in partnership with the City of Greensboro and United Way of Greater Greensboro. The second fund, the Greensboro Mutual Aid Fund, is a grassroots effort launched with Fund for Democratic Communities and YWCA-Greensboro. Together with these local partners, we established some basic design principles for a fund governed by grassroots groups doing the actual mutual aid work in city neighborhoods. For more information on this fund, please visit their website.
Guilford Nonprofit Consortium Partners with NC Center for Nonprofits
"The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits is launching the Nonprofit Management Institute, a virtual learning cohort of nonprofit executives, managers, and board leaders to assess their organizations’ management practices, identify successes and challenges, build capacity where there are gaps, and work towards long-term sustainability.

We appreciate our partnership with the Guilford Nonprofit Consortium that brought about the transition of this program from the Consortium to the Center to expand the content to include our full Principles & Practices, and open the opportunity to nonprofits all across the state." - NC Center for Nonprofits

We are excited to let you know that our new website has launched! We have put a lot of work into an online home that’s dynamic, relevant, and user-friendly. We hope you like this new website as much as we do! Please visit us at to take a look around!
BSN Neighborhood Nuggets: NNO
What will National Night Out look like in 2020 with pandemic and social distancing guidelines to consider? Jenny Caviness, Director - Community Engagement, Command Staff Division, Greensboro Police Department and Sadie Blue, Building Stronger Neighborhoods Liaison, converse about National Night Out 2020 to be held October 4th.
Adaptive Philanthropy June Webcast addressed Food Insecurity
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly increased hunger needs in our community. Organizations focused on food insecurity in Guilford County are stepping up to the challenge even as they rethink long-term strategies to address hunger in more efficient, effective, and equitable ways. The third installment of the Adaptive Philanthropy webinar series addressed food-based issues in Guilford County.
A Legacy of Education...
A popular way for loved ones to memorialize a family member is to create a scholarship fund. Through scholarship funds held at the foundation, 49 scholars are attending colleges and universities across the country. These scholars have received $144,500 to date.

Pictured to the left is Jordan Gregory, one of the 49 scholars attending college this fall thanks to a scholarship fund held at the foundation. This John R. Kernodle Memorial Scholarship recipient is studying to be a future teacher.

To learn more about our scholarship program, please visit