Landfall Group Awards Grants in 2020

LandfallnewmugThe Landfall Foundation awarded $490,000 in grants and scholarships to Wilmington-area nonprofits, including $30,000 in emergency funding in the spring to help organizations weather impacts from the coronavirus pandemic.

The latest round of grants at the end of October went to eighty-eight nonprofit groups and schools.

“This year, due to COVID-19, we canceled all fundraising events,” says MARY PAPAGEORGIOU-MCGRATH, the foundation’s board president. “Instead, we launched a fundraising campaign with a goal of raising $500,000.”

“The outpouring of support was incredible,” says Papageorgiou-Mcgrath (above).” The Foundation’s fundraising goal of $500,000 was met, and we were able to fulfill a full slate of grants with an emphasis to benefit individuals whose lives have been particularly upended by COVID-19.”

Some of the groups that received the emergency grants included the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, NourishNC, and Brunswick Family Assistance Center.

This year, the foundation awarded two capital grants totaling $50,000 to Snipes Academy of Arts & Design and the Community Boys & Girls Club. It also funded $9,500 in scholarships.

Since 1995, the Landfall Foundation has awarded nearly $5.8 million to local nonprofit organizations, including $229,000 to scholarship recipients.

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