BY MELISSA SUTTON-SENG
The Landfall Foundation supports
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HIS year marks the 25th anniversary of the
Landfall Foundation, which supports under-funded
organizations in New Hanover, Brunswick
and Pender counties. Since its founding in 1995,
the organization has awarded more than $5 million to local
charities in the areas of arts, education, and health and
In February, the Foundation awarded two capital grants.
One went to Snipes Academy for the construction of an
outdoor classroom, and the other to Community Boys & Girls
Club of Wilmington for the purchase of a van to increase
program capacity. Last year’s recipients were the Good
Shepherd Center and the Wilmington Children’s Museum. An
additional $400,000 in project grants was presented to 89
area nonprofits in 2019.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Landfall
Foundation voted unanimously to award several emergency
grants. The committee identified critical areas of need as
access to food, housing, and mental health services related to
domestic violence. Eight emergency grants totaling $30,000
were distributed in mid-April to groups providing those
The Landfall Foundation’s biggest annual fundraiser is the
Spring Gala, which had to be moved from April to Oct. 2 due
to the COVID-19 crisis. Other major annual fundraisers are
the Art Show & Sale (scheduled for Aug. 12-14), the Legends
of Tennis (Sept. 25-26), and the Holiday Marketplace (Dec.
7). Because of the current health crisis, the Foundation has
extended the 2020 grant application deadline to Aug. 15.
For more information on the Landfall Foundation,
visit its website at www.landfallfoundation.org.
Former professional tennis player T.J. Middleton competes
in a doubles match at the 2019 Legends of Tennis, a fund-raiser
for the Landfall Foundation.