The Landfall Foundation awarded its annual grants during a November 2022 ceremony at the Nicklaus Clubhouse in the Country Club of Landfall.
Grants totaling just under $500,000 were awarded to 88 local nonprofits and schools in the fields of the arts, education, health and welfare. The maximum amount of each grant is $7,500. To be eligible, an organization must be a tax-exempt nonprofit as defined by IRS code.
Arts organizations received $124,256. Receiving the maximum amount were Airlie Gardens, Brooklyn Arts Music Academy, Dreams Center for Arts Education, North Carolina Jazz Festival, Port City Music Festival, Thalian Association Community Theatre, and the Wilmington Ballet Company.
Thirty-four education organizations received a total of $198,508. Recipients of the maximum grant included A Safe Place, Cape Fear Guardian ad Litem Association, Child Development Center, Communities in Schools of Cape Fear, Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW), Isaac Bear Early College, Masonboro.org, North Carolina Coastal Federation, Voyage (formerly Blue Ribbon Commission), Williston Middle School Parent Teacher Association, Young Scientist Academy, Wilmington Jewish Film Festival and YWCA of the Lower Cape Fear.
In health and welfare, $173,773 was granted to 34 organizations. The Good Shepherd Center received the maximum grant. Community Counseling Center, Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Meals on Wheels Council, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, and St. Mary’s Center each received $7,000.
“One of my greatest joys in life is witnessing the impact we can each make in our community. Through a combination of various efforts and resources throughout the year, the Landfall Foundation can support and assist nearly 100 different groups, then watch how they put the funds to good use to improve the lives of so many more people in our area,” says Landfall Foundation board member Michelle Clark-Bradley.
The all-volunteer group holds four fundraisers per year. The Spring Gala is scheduled for April, the August Art Show and Sale and the Legends of Tennis tournament take place in the fall, and a Holiday Marketplace happens in December.
Grant applications from nonprofits and schools in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties are accepted in June each year.