Union County Community Foundation
2006 Total Grants $94,550
$15,600 to ARC of Union County, Inc. to assist aging caregivers of adults with developmental disabilities.
$6,000 to the Boy Scouts of America–Central NC Council to employ part-time bilingual adults in order to offer Latino youth the opportunity to participate in the scouting program.
$3,000 to the Boy Scouts of America–Central NC Council to foster the development of social and life skills in at-risk and special needs areas through specialized scouting programs.
$1,250 to the Literacy Council of Union County to fund one-on-one tutoring and small group instruction for non-English speaking adult students using dictionaries as a core element of program.
$2,495 to Recording For The Blind & Dyslexic–Virginia Unit to provide access to educational books for Union Academy Charter School students identified as having a severe learning disability in reading.
$20,000 to the South Piedmont Community College Foundation to enable students to earn a bachelor’s degree with credentials for teaching elementary students, while residing in the area.
$5,735 to the South Piedmont Community College Foundation to purchase a computerized system that can read materials to students who are visually impaired, dyslexic or mentally challenged.
$15,000 to Turning Point of Union County to provide direct services to children who reside in the battered women’s shelter with their mothers.
$5,000 to Turning Point of Union County to provide a safe place, food, supplies, counseling and case management to victims of domestic violence and their children.
$1,250 to the Union County Community Shelter to replace its current dishwashing machine.
$12,220 to the Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry to prevent mortgage foreclosure for working families.
Helping Families Keep Their Homes
Job loss, illness or death can quickly make a family vulnerable to mortgage forclosure. The Mortgage Assistance Program at the Union County Crisis Assistance Ministry assists working families who fall between the cracks in receiving emergency financial assistance.
A $12,220 grant from the Union County Community Foundation enabled the program to prevent forclosure for 50 families facing crisis situations.
$6,000 to the Urban League of Central Carolinas to expand the technology program to designated feeder schools for K-5.
$1,000 to the YWCA of the Central Carolinas for a health and fitness program for at-risk children and participants in two low-income Union County youth development programs.