Supporting non-profits -
Kernersville Foundation awards grants to Kernersville’s non-profits
The Kernersville Foundation has again, this year, distributed significant grant funding to a number of non-profit organizations in the Kernersville community, even in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and reduced funding support.
In total, 16 non-profits have received grants in amounts ranging from $500 to $10,000. The total 2020 grant distribution is $75,000.
Each year, the Kernersville Foundation holds an annual banquet in which they award grants to non-profits in Kernersville. This year, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kernersville Foundation will not be hosting the annual event.
“During trying times, it is more important than ever for us to deliver upon the mission the Foundation was built upon – to provide financial assistance to non-profit organizations that serve the Kernersville community,” said Kernersville Foundation President Jeff Taylor. “Funding to the 16 recipients is coming at a time when it is clearly needed the most. Overall, private and public financial support is down across the board with these organizations, but demand for the services they provide remains – and, in many cases, has significantly increased.”
New grant recipients in 2020 include the Kernersville chapter of The Salvation Army and Seed2Seed.
Seed2Seed is a God inspired and established non-profit community outreach garden program that works to link churches with the community through gardening. Seed2Seed is a four-acre sustainable education farm, located at Living Hope Church. The hub farm is centered around hands-on sustainable farming and gardening education for the community. The education farm also acts as the main hub for supplementing any new gardens until they are up, running and producing.
Seed2Seed Founder Chantal Mullen noted how thankful they are for receiving this year’s grant.
“We are super thankful to be a recipient and just feel privileged and blessed to be a part of the Kernersville community,” she said. “It is vital that we get funds to run the farm and classes and with COVID going on, a lot of our other avenues aren’t even available to us, so this will be helpful.”
Kevin Bugg, the advisory council chair for The Salvation Army Kernersville Corps, shared how the grant awarded to the non-profit is helpful.
“Having a community grant really helps the community with food insecurity, and one of these things is being able to purchase food and paying for the mobile food pantry we just bought, so we are able to deliver to homebound residents,” he said. “We’ve really, with COVID, doubled our clients who have been coming to get food, so this really helps.”
Other recipients include Next Step Ministries, Crisis Control Ministry, The Shepherd’s Center, Kernersville YMCA, Kernersville Cares for Kids, Körner’s Folly Foundation, Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden (PJCBG), Kernersville Little Theatre, Kernersville Museum, CareNet Counseling, Kernersville Christmas Stocking, Kernersville Downtown Council, LAMB Foundation and Friends of the Library.
John Whisnant, PJCBG executive director, noted that the grant they received will go toward their on-going elementary school programs and garden maintenance to support those programs.
“Grants such as this one fill a need around the day-to-day responsibilities and help with core, base support of the Garden,” he said, adding that grants account for about 15 percent of PJCBG’s total operating budget each year.
Grant applications are reviewed annually and grants are managed by an all-volunteer board made up of Kernersville community leaders.
“Since our organization is currently made up of volunteers, we are able to channel funds raised to where they are needed the most and avoid applying them to operating expenses. A portion of funds raised are invested and build over time to have an even bigger impact in the community. We have established a very efficient model,” said Taylor.
Since 1999, the Kernersville Foundation has distributed over $1.3 million in grants to local non-profits, with a mission to provide financial support to non-profit organizations that serve in the Kernersville community.
For more about the Kernersville Foundation or to make a donation, visit www.kernersvillefoundation.org.
Kernersville Foundation Month - Sept 2019
< - Photo of Jim Bland & Mayor Morgan presenting the Town of Kernersville’s Proclamation declaring September as “Kernersville Foundation Month” will appear in the Kernersville News
Kernersville Foundation ’s 20th Anniversary
– Tuesday, May 7, 2019
First Christian Church –
2018 Annual Fundraising Campaign
'Give Back to Community' - KNews 9/25/18
Kernersville Foundation seeking donations from the community - The Kernersville Foundation is embarking on their Annual Campaign to support their mission to provide financial assistance to non-profit organizations that serve the Kernersville community, and they need your help. (Full story HERE!)
The Kernersville Foundation
P. O. Box 921
Kernersville, NC 27285-525
“A Community Discussion on the Opioid Crisis”
The Kernersville Foundation hosted a panel discussion this morning related to the deadly epidemic that is ravaging our communities. Panel members included Dr. Chan Badger (Novant Health Region Physician Leader), Captain Tara Tucker ( Quality Management Coordinator Forsyth County EMS), Chief Tim Summers (Kernersville Police Department), The Honorable Lisa Menefee (Chief District Court Judge for Forsyth County), Dr. Pete Kunkle (Senior Pastor of First Christian Church) and was facilitated by WXII’s Kenny Beck.
The Kernersville Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 Annual Campaign kick-off that begins September 1 and runs through October 15, 2018. Town Mayor Dawn Morgan has declared September 2018 as “Kernersville Foundation Month.”
The campaign’s goal is to meet the human needs found right here in Kernersville. Your support, along with others in our community, makes this goal possible each year.
We’ve all seen Kernersville neighbors in need – a homeless person or hungry child, an elderly friend who needs a ride to an appointment, a person who can use a helping hand to find a job and other situations where help is needed. My life is better, knowing that I am giving to deserving people. I am glad that I can share with you that ability to help our neighbors again this year.
The Foundation actively assists non-profits serving the Kernersville community. Since 1999, we have facilitated a greater number of grants each year. The Kernersville Foundation, Inc., has awarded two hundred thirty-six grants totaling $537,435 to the following local agencies:
Care Net Counseling
Ciener Botanical Garden
Crisis Control Ministry
Friends of the Library
Kernersville Cares for Kids
Kernersville Little Theatre
Kernersville Cycling Club
Next Step Ministries
Kernersville Downtown Council
Kernersville Family YMCA
Mayor’s Council for Persons with Disabilities
Kernersville Christmas Stocking
Kernersville has a reputation as a caring community and the citizens of Kernersville have always come together to meet the needs of their neighbors. Since the Kernersville Foundation, Inc. is made up of all volunteers, you are assured 100 % of any donation or gift you make goes directly to the local non-profit agency(s) of your choice or as directed by the Advisory Board. The Community Advisory Board is comprised of representatives from Kernersville civic clubs and other community leaders to provide a broad view of the local needs.
Thank you in advance for your support during the annual campaign which is important to continue our mission to serve the community
Kernersville Foundation, Inc.
Annual Campaign Chairman
Sept. 29th, 2015 - The Kernersville Foundation sponsored a lunch to celebrate the annual campaign. Emcee was Cameron Kent from WXII and the speakers included Kathy Hoffner (Crisis Control), Mayor Dawn Morgan, Jim Taylor and Jim Bland from the Kernersville Foundation Board of Directors.
Kernersville Foundation Annual Meeting
First Christian Church
The 2011 Annual Meeting was held this past Monday, June 13, 2011 at
First Christian Church. Our guest speaker wasSen. Richard Burr. Grants were presented to 15 of our local non-profits, including - CareNet Counseling, Ciener Botanical Garden, Crisis Control Ministry, Family Promise of Forsyth County, Friends of the Paddison Memorial Library, Kernersville Cares for Kids, Kernersville Christmas Stocking, Kernersville Downtown Council, Kernersville Family YMCA, Kernersville Little Theater, Korner's Folly Foundation, Lamb Foundation, Next Step Ministries and the Shepherd's Center.
Jim Barrett (CareNet Counseling)
John Wolfe (Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden)
Corey Miller (Crisis Control Ministry)
Debbie Butner (Family Promise of Forsyth County)
William Durham (Paddison Memorial Library)
Doug Kiger (Kernersville Cares for Kids)
John Owensby (Kernersville Christmas Stocking)
Larissa Hess (KDPDC)
John Coulter (YMCA)
Duane Long (Korner's Folly)
Nancy Borne (Next Step Ministries)
Ruth Woosley (Shepherd's Center)
Jean Dion (Lamb Foundation)
Kathy Cissna (Little Theatre)
- 2010 -
- 2010 Meeting & Pictures -
The Kernersville Foundation Annual Meeting was held on Wednesday, April 28. Keynote speaker for the event was Paul M. Wiles, President and CEO of Novant Health, who gave an update on some of the issues in the current Health Care Reform measures being enacted by the Federal Government. On a more positive note, Mr. Wiles also gave an update on the status of Kernersville Medical Center which is scheduled to open in April of 2011. The Kernersville Foundation awarded a total of $36,000 in grants to fourteen (14) local non-profit organizations that serve the Kernersville community.