Grants from Lincoln Financial Foundation are supporting Guilford County agencies that provide housing for the homeless, food for the hungry and needed services to adults and children at risk. Lincoln Foundation recently awarded $351,600 in human services grants to 19 local nonprofit organizations, a portion of $2.5 million in charitable funds it allocated for the area in 2011.
Housing Greensboro received $25,000 for programs that make local low-income homes more energy efficient. The Home Performance with Energy Star Program makes owner-occupied residences warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer while lowering utility costs. Volunteers will make improvements to the homes, such as making plumbing and electrical repairs, replacing roofs and eliminating holes that let heat or air conditioning escape.
A $10,000 grant to Interactive Resource Center (IRC) will provide winter emergency housing counseling to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless. The IRC also will host a Winter Housing Fair to engage landlords and property managers and will hold "second chance renter" workshops to promote financial literacy and home management skills.
Other human service grants awarded include:
- $49,000 to Children’s Home Society to provide a day center and programming for children and youth in foster care.
- $45,000 to Partners Ending Homelessness (PEH) for the Action Through Community Partnership Program. PEH networks with more than 200 human service providers in Guilford County to eliminate homelessness in the community.
- $40,000 to Greensboro Urban Ministries for Beyond GUM, homelessness prevention and diversion for at-risk families in Guilford County.
- $20,000 to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro for the CAM expansion and design program, which will provide alternative methods of easing pain and anxiety for Greensboro adults, as well as grief processing for families.
- $20,000 to the Mental Health Association (MHA) for the Wellness Academy and Peer Mentoring Program. MHA provides support for individuals and families struggling with mental illness in Guilford County.
- $20,000 to Triad Health Project (THP) for direct client services. THP provides case management, education and support for people living with HIV/AIDS. THP also provides a strong prevention education component for the community.
- $19,000 to Sanctuary House for accessible, affordable services for adults with mental illness.
- $18,000 to Horsepower, Inc. for Ride to Thrive, a therapeutic riding program for children with physical and mental disabilities.
- $15,000 to the Servant Center for the Food Pantry, which provides emergency food for individuals and families in Guilford County.
- $15,000 to West End Ministries for Leslie’s House, a single women’s shelter that provides emergency and transitional housing.
- $12,500 to Habitat for Humanity for Lincoln Employee Build Days in 2012.
- $12,000 to Barnabas Network for the No Child Sleeps on the Floor Campaign, providing mattresses and frames to children in need in Guilford County.
- $10,000 to Food Assistance, Inc., for Groceries on Wheels, a program for homebound senior adults and those living with disabilities.
- $10,000 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for supportive outreach programs for children and families living with juvenile diabetes.
- $6,000 to Senior Resources of Guilford for Mobile Meals, delivered meals for homebound seniors.
- $3,000 to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for the Women with MS: Embrace the Whole You conference, which provides education, networking and support for women living with multiple sclerosis.
- $2,100 to Court Watch to help custodial parents secure court-mandated financial assistance from non-custodial parents.
About Lincoln Financial Foundation
The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under Lincoln Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services and workforce/economic development. The Lincoln Foundation allocated more than $1.6 million to support nonprofits in Greensboro in 2010. Since 2006, the Lincoln Foundation has contributed more than $8.4 million to Greensboro-area nonprofits.
About Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group has set aside almost $10 million of its pre-tax earnings for charitable causes that support philanthropic endeavors in the communities where its employees work. Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. With headquarters in the Philadelphia region, the companies of Lincoln Financial Group had assets under management of $153 billion as of September 30, 2011. Through its affiliated companies, Lincoln Financial Group offers: annuities; life, group life, disability and dental insurance; 401(k) and 403(b) plans; savings plans; and comprehensive financial planning and advisory services. For more information, including a copy of our most recent SEC reports containing our balance sheets, please visit www.LincolnFinancial.com.