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Civic Local Foundation is proud to award grants to nonprofits focused on addressing housing in North Carolina

May 23, 2024

Civic Local Foundation is pleased to award community grants to three nonprofit recipients: Tiny House Community Development, Carolina Cross Connection, and Financial Pathways of the Piedmont. We are proud to support these organizations focused on accessible housing in North Carolina communities.

Tiny House Community Development

Tiny House Community Development (THCD) has a mission to reduce homelessness by building tiny home communities in central North Carolina through community partnerships. Beyond building these communities, the organization is dedicated to providing assistance to people experiencing homelessness, through outreach and education.

The Foundation grant will be used to fund THCD’s outreach program at the HOPE Center, an organization that supports young adults transitioning out of foster care, enabling the organization to provide meals, education programs, medical care, and more to community members.

Carolina Cross Connection

Carolina Cross Connection, a nonprofit based in Charlotte, aims to improve the lives of residents by completing necessary home repairs, ensuring safety and accessibility for disadvantaged populations in counties across North Carolina. The organization’s home repair program, the Access Program, aims to provide community members with the opportunity to live in their homes independently as long as possible.

Funding from the Foundation will provide project materials and training for Carolina Cross Connection staff and volunteers.

Financial Pathways of the Piedmont

Financial Pathways of the Piedmont provides disadvantaged and underserved community members in Forsyth County with housing counseling and financial literacy programs and education.

The Foundation grant will fund the organization’s housing program, the Center for Homeownership, designed to reduce housing disparities and help participants to plan for, obtain and maintain homeownership. The program also provides community engagement opportunities for its participants.

Interested in applying for a grant? The next grant period will begin June 1, 2024.