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RALEIGH, N.C. DEC. 13, 2012 — The John William Pope Foundation has announced its December cycle of grants — $810,500 in giving to community charities, schools, churches, and the arts.
“We’re privileged to continue supporting these organizations that help so many in our community,” said Art Pope, President and Chairman of the Pope Foundation. “In these difficult times in North Carolina, families continue to struggle. These humanitarian organizations provide a helping hand for those in need.”
With the 2012 cycle of grants, the Pope Foundation added four new charities to its grantee list:
- SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals: Provides housing, healing, and hope to families with an adult patient being treated for a critical illness or injury at UNC Hospitals or its affiliated clinics.
- The Green Chair Project: Accepts gently used furniture and household items and re-sells them at a significant markdown to the working poor. Families benefit, and so does the environment because furniture that otherwise might end up in a landfill is reused.
- Helping Horse Therapeutic Riding Program: Provides horseback riding lessons for special-needs children. Therapeutic horseback riding has proven physical, mental, and psychological benefits for individuals with disabilities.
- Miracle League of the Triangle: Offers an opportunity for special-needs children to play baseball.
For more information, interviews, or details on the application process, contact Dave Riggs or David Bass at 919-861-6445 or email@example.com.
ABOUT THE POPE FOUNDATION
The John William Pope Foundation, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, works to improve the well-being of the citizens of North Carolina and the nation through the advancement of individual freedom and personal responsibility. From its first grant in 1986 to the present, the Foundation’s giving has totaled over $100 million, primarily to charities and organizations in North Carolina.
The Foundation is a private family foundation supported by the late John William Pope Sr. and his wife, Joyce W. Pope, and their children: their late son, John William Pope Jr.; Amanda Pope; and Art Pope.
The Pope Foundation receives additional support from the family’s business, Variety Wholesalers Inc., which owns and operates Roses, Maxway, Super 10, and other discount stores, and has its offices and distribution centers in Raleigh and Henderson, North Carolina.
- $10,000 — Alliance Medical Ministry
- $10,000 — Barium Springs Home for Children
- $10,000 — Blessed Sacrament School
- $5,000 — Capitol Commission
- $25,000 — Carolina Ballet
- $5,000 — Disabilities Education Support Center
- $5,000 — Food Bank of Central and Eastern N.C.
- $25,000 — Full Gospel Tabernacle
- $5,000 — Godwin Presbyterian Church
- $5,000 — Green Chair Project
- $10,000 — H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library
- $10,000 — Habitat for Humanity of Wake County
- $5,000 — Helping Horse
- $5,000 — Henderson YMCA
- $5,000 — Hope Reins
- $10,000 — Hospice of Wake County Foundation
- $5,000 — Interfaith Food Shuttle
- $3,000 — Lifeline Outreach
- $5,000 — Miracle League of the Triangle
- $10,000 — N.C. Opera
- $25,000 — N.C. Symphony
- $25,000 — N.C. Theatre
- $5,000 — N.C. Youth Legislative Assembly Administration
- $2,500 — Neuse Christian Academy
- $50,000 — Occoneechee Boy Scouts Council
- $5,000 — Performance Edge
- $25,000 — Prevent Child Abuse N.C.
- $25,000 — Raleigh Charter High School
- $25,000 — Raleigh Fine Arts Society
- $5,000 — Raleigh Rescue Mission
- $25,000 — Ravenscroft School
- $5,000 — Safe Haven for Cats
- $5,000 — Salvation Army of Wake County
- $25,000 — SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals
- $5,000 — Shepherd’s Table
- $25,000 — StepUp Ministry
- $225,000 — The Asheville School
- $10,000 — United Way of Vance County
- $10,000 — Upper Room Christian Academy
- $5,000 — Vance County Historical Society
- $25,000 — Virginia Episcopal School
- $50,000 — White Memorial Presbyterian Church
- $30,000 — YMCA of the Triangle