$184,447.00 for Davie Projects & Organizations!
Thanks to the Community Funds endowment already established at the Davie Community Foundation, important grants and investments were made by the Board of Directors for 2019.
|Organization||Project & Description||Amt.|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters Services, Inc.||Site Based Program (Big Buddy Program) matches volunteer mentors with elementary school children at eight after-school sites in Davie County. These children are typically from single parent homes and have been identified by teachers or school guidance counselors as ones who would benefit from having an additional friend/mentor at school. Volunteers are primarily high school students, but can also include college students and adults from the community. The matches spend time together each week during the course of the academic year.||$10,000|
|Camp AU-Some||Camp AU-some provides training, resources and support to families and school staff who work with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Additionally, camp provides therapy, instruction, social interaction opportunities and a fun summer camp experience to students (K-12) with ASD. All of the training, therapy and supports that are offered at Camp AU-Some are at little to no cost to families.||$11,980|
|Cooleemee Elementary School||A Summer Luau will take place this summer to work on reading comprehension and fluency by using hands on activities. It will also grow student's math fluency. The purpose of the Summer Luau will be to help avoid the academic regression in reading and math over the summer break and to offer leaning experiences and opportunities for children to become more engaged learners.||$6,000|
|Davie County Schools||STEM Pipeline Summer Camp & Retreat is a 10-day camp for 7th graders and an additional 5-day camp for 8th graders. Students will engage in problem-based learning, collaborate with peers to solve a complex problem, and present their discoveries using digital media tools. Students improve their soft skills including team building, communication, organization, and leadership.||$10,000|
|Davie High Athletic Boosters Association||DCHS War Eagle Beach Facility Grant : DCHS is in the process of adding Beach Volleyball (Sand Volleyball) as a Club Sport for spring 2019. The Athletic Boosters are fundraising to build three beach volleyball courts to provide more opportunities for participation and tournament hosting.||$10,000|
|Family Promise of Davie County||The Day Center Program provides enrolled families access to the physical building, Wi-Fi, telephones, showers, laundry, and support personnel, 7 days a week, 365 days a year free of charge. This is important because without these basics, it is extremely|
difficult to move forward towards sustainable independence.
|IFB Solutions||Focus on Literacy (FoL) program for children who are blind or visually impaired This program's primary goal is to provide students with indispensable vision accommodations and help enhance their core literacy skills by providing greater access to independent learning outside of the classroom. The FoL program was established to help provide specialized low vision tools and support needed for school age children with visual impairments.||$5,000|
|Just HOPE, Inc.||Resource Center will provide a safe-haven for homeless, displaced, or at-risk individuals to utilize vital resources, tools, and services to assist them in becoming housed and self-sufficient.||$5,000|
|Pinebrook Elementary School||PRIDE Summer Camp is centered on an Exploring Outer Space theme. The primary goal of the camp is to offer instruction that will prevent students from losing ground during summer break, which will cause them to need extended reteaching time when school resumes in August. As a Leader in Me school, teachers will use the language and materials of the 7 Habits with students during camp.||$5,500|
|Shady Grove Elementary School||Camp Invention is an elementary STEM Camp where students will participate in inquiry based STEM activities throughout the week. This grant will provide scholarships for students to attend camp.||$2,000|
|Smart Start of Davie County||Nurturing Parenting Program provides parenting education and family support in the community. The program is held in 10 week increments with parents meeting with Certified Parent Educators once a week for 2.5 hours. Parents attend these sessions with their children, enjoy a meal together and break out sessions.||$8,000|
|The Cares Project, Inc.||The CARes Project, Inc. provides low interest car loans to credit-challenged working adults living in Davie County that cannot get a loan from a bank or credit union. With over 60% of working adults in Davie Community commuting to other counties to work, a dependable and affordable car is a necessity. Clients going through CARes for a loan must complete a financial education course prior to purchase of their car. All clients receive ongoing financial and credit coaching and counseling throughout the loan process. Getting into a dependable and affordable car is just part of the process.||$8,000|
|Farmington Community Association, Inc.||Farmington Nature Park Disc Golf Course: A grant from Davie Community Foundation in 2018 provided the funds to have a PDGA quality course designed. This year’s grant is for the purchase of the targets, tee signs, and other hardware required for opening a PDGA Disc Golf Course.||$6,800|
|William R. Davie Elementary School||Summer of Fun Learning Academy is an engaging summer camp (not summer school) full of activities and lessons that are exciting. The camp will enable students to have an academic rich learning environment during the summer. The extra hours reading and focusing on academics will help eliminate the summer deficit many children have. Students will be reading each day of the camp and gaining literacy skills and hopefully the desire to continue to read.||$10,000|
|Dragonfly House Children's Advocacy Center||The Dragonfly House Capital Campaign - Building Fund: Construction costs of the new facility located at 387 Valley Road in Mocksville. Dragonfly House serves boys and girls, ages birth through 17, who have experienced any form of abuse. It provides a comfortable, safe, neutral facility that accounts for every need a child may have when they are going through the process of disclosing and healing from child abuse.||$16,667|
|COGNITION of Davie County, Inc.||COGNITION Renovations which are well underway as this interactive learning center and makerspace in downtown Mocksville prepares to open in 2020.||$40,000|
|Davie Community Foundation||Program Staff A Grant to help provide program staff for Pearls of Empowerment, SURF Board Youth Grantmakers and the Scholarship and Grants Programs.||$9.500|
|Davie Community Foundation||Ignite Davie - A College Promise Program is currently being developed to increase educational attainment for all Davie County High School graduates.||$10,000|