Grants Presentation

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Country Club of Landfall

The Landfall Foundation and the Grants Committee are pleased to announce the Grants Awards Ceremony. Each year, non-profit organizations from the greater Wilmington area receive grants in the categories of Arts, Education, and Health & Welfare. Without the support of the Landfall Foundation many of these organizations would find it difficult to provide services in our community.

For more information contact Karen Gibson, Grants Committee Chair or click here to send us an email.

2016 Grant Recipients

Click here to download a pdf of the Grant Recipients.

TOTALING $351,500

Wilmington, NC - On November 3rd, 2016, the Landfall Foundation board presented checks to 88 Wilmington area non-profit organizations totaling $351,500. This year's distribution brings a total of $3.75 million dollars donated to local non-profits since the foundation inception twenty one years ago. This amount does not include approximately $15,000 contributed toward scholarships to Landfall employees also given by the Landfall Foundation.

The number of requests for grants has increased dramatically as governmental entities and some other charitable entities have cut their funding for non-profits. In addition to the spring Gala and regular contributions by community residents, the foundation has continued with its successful fundraisers to help meet these needs. Events this year, in order of impact are the August Art Show, the December Holiday Marketplace and October Golf Tournament. The popular Legends of Tennis was cancelled due to construction at the Dye Sports Center but will return in 2017.

Through the generosity of the Landfall Foundation supporters, the foundation has provided meaningful assistance to non-profit organizations in the categories of Arts, Education, and Health and Welfare since its founding. Co-Chairs for the 2016 Grants Committee are Landfall Residents Karen Gibson and Ginger Wilson.


  • Big Dawg Productions, 16th Annual New Play Festival, $1,000
  • Cameron Art Museum, Beyond the Horizon: Contemporary Landscapes, $5,000
  • Cape Fear Chorale, Inc., Staging Platforms, $5,000
  • Cape Fear Independent Film Network, Reel Wilmington Venues, $3,000
  • Cape Fear Shakespeare Ltd., Sound Equipment, $6,000
  • Chamber Music Wilmington, Community Educational Outreach and Enrichment, $2,800
  • Cucalorus Film Foundation, Community Education and Engagement Program, $7,500
  • The Girls' Choir of Wilmington, Risers, $7,500
  • The Frank H. Kenan Chapel at Landfall, Community Music Program, $1,500
  • North Carolina Jazz Festival, NCJF Musical Workshops, $5,000
  • North Carolina Symphony, Music Education Concerts for New Hanover County Schools, $6,000
  • Port City Music Festival, Public Concerts and Music Education Outreach, $6,000
  • Tallis Chamber Orchestra, Tallis Chamber Orchestra Masterclass and Concert, $1,000
  • Thalian Association Community Theatre, Performing and Supporting GLO Academy, $2,200
  • Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts, Pied Piper Children's Theatre at Thalian Hall, $7,500
  • UNCW Community Music Academy, UNCW CMA Summer Camp 2017, $2,000
  • WHQR Public Radio 91.3fm & 92.7fm, DocuTime Film Festival, $900
  • Wilmington Area Woodturners Association, The Art of Woodturning, Education and Safety Outreach, $2,000
  • The Wilmington Ballet Company, Materials for: Celebration of the Classics, Sleeping Beauty., $7,500
  • Wilmington Railroad Museum, Outdoor Public Art: "Memory of Railroads", $1,080
  • Wilmington Symphonic Winds, Student Outreach Program, $4,500
  • Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, 2016-2017 "Music for Youth", $7,500


  • Ashley High School Orchestra, Stands for Music Education, $2,120
  • Belville Elementary School, Educational Resources for Students in Need, $2000
  • 100 Black Men of Coastal North Carolina, Coastal North Carolina Success Academy, $1,391
  • Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens, People of the Past Program, $1,921.50
  • Camp Schreiber Foundation (CSF), Send Wilmington Students to Canadian Outdoor Leadership Camp, $1,500
  • Canines for Service Inc., Veterans Re-Integration Training Program, $2000
  • Cape Fear Community College Foundation Inc., Increasing the Student Veteran Success Rate for Laptops, $3,102
  • Cape Fear Guardian and Litem Association, Growth Adventures Learning About Self, $7,500
  • Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, Cape Fear Habitat's Education Program, $2,000
  • Cape Fear Literacy Council, Learn to Earn, $3,795
  • Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, Family STEM Events, $1,600
  • Child Development Center Inc., Exceptional Equipment for Exceptional Students, $7,500
  • Codington Elementary School Parent Teacher Association, Kindergarten Playground Renovation, $2000
  • College Park Elementary School, School Uniforms to Enhance Learning, $4,000
  • Communities in Schools of Brunswick County, Inc., Action for Success Dropout Prevention Program, $3,500
  • Communities in Schools of Cape Fear, Student Support Specialists, $1,500
  • DREAMS of Wilmington, Service Learning through the Arts, $6,716
  • Emma B. Trask Middle School, Using Spheros in Middle School Curriculum, $1,284
  • Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington, Classroom Equipment, $7,500
  • Heyward C. Bellamy Elementary, Maker Spaces for Spheros, $2,800
  • The Hill School of Wilmington, iPads for Hill 2016, $2,824.74
  • Holly Tree Elementary School, APP-titude for Success Laptop Purchases, $3,689
  • New Hanover County Pre-K Programs at Howe Pre-K and Johnson Pre-K, Basic Needs for Students, $4,500
  • Island Montessori Charter School, Montessori Middle School Classroom Libraries, $5,000
  • John J. Blair Elementary School, Creative and Collaborative Clubs for Legos, Sewing, Builders, and Coding Clubs, $4,300
  • John T. Hoggard S.T.A.E (Striving to Achieve Excellence Program), Poverty to College Pathway Project, $3,944.70
  • Kids Making It, Laying the Foundation for Success through Skilled Trades, $7,500
  • MCS Noble Middle School, Noble Library Fiction Collection, $1,702.90
  • The National Center for Outdoor & Adventure Education (NCOAE), Education Without Walls Scholarship for Impoverished Students, $2,500
  • North Topsail Elementary, Your Vision, Our Future iPads, $2,070
  • OASIS NC, Smart Board for Smart Students on the Spectrum, $7,000
  • Ogden Elementary School, Special Technology for Special Classroom's Smartboard, $3,405.83
  • ROCAME, Educational Program for the STEM Initiative for scholarships, $2,000
  • Sunset Park Elementary School, Global Learners: Knocking Down Walls and
  • Bringing the World to the Classroom, $7,500
  • Team First Book Serving Children in New Hanover County, Reading is the Key, 7,500
  • Topsail High School EC Department, Making SCENTS, $1,333.33
  • Williston Middle School, Emergency Student Needs and Improving Educational Technology, $7,500


  • Accessible Coastal Carolina Events Sports and Services, Inc., G.A.M.E.S Program Equipment for Exercise Program for Mentally and Physically Disabled Adults, $2,600
  • Alzheimer's North Carolina, Inc., Cape Fear Family Caregiver Respite and Education Program, $5,000
  • Assistance League of Greater Wilmington, Operation School Bell, $5,000
    Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc., Ramps and Rails for Wheelchair Bound Seniors in Need, $3,000
  • Cape Fear Clinic, Inc., Hypertensive Patient Support, $5,000
  • Cape Fear HealthNet, Inc., Cape Fear HealthNet Specialist Referral, $5,000
  • Career Readiness Academy at Mosley Performance Learning Center, School Uniforms for Families in Need, $2,500
  • The Carousel Center, Inc., Kitchenette, $5,000
  • Christian Community Caring Center, Nutritional Supplements for Families and Seniors, $3,500
  • Coastal Horizons Center, Inc., Open House Youth Shelter and Residential Services Project, $5,500
  • Community Care of the Lower Cape Fear, Inc., Patient Healthcare Management Tools, $4,000
  • Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc., Kitchen and Shelter Renovation, $4,000
  • Family Promise of the Lower Cape Fear, Work Force Assistance, $5,000
  • Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina at Wilmington, Senior Grocery Pilot Program, $4,000
  • Good Shepherd Center, Ending Homelessness for Families and Disabled Seniors, $4,500
  • Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Sunshine Kids Camp Program for Grieving Children, $5,000
  • Making Waves Foundation, Helping Others Catch the Wave, $3,000
  • Matthew's Ministry, Backpack Program, $3,500
  • Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, Feeding the Hungry, $5,400
  • Murrayville Elementary School PTA, Acts of Kindness, $4,000
  • NourishNC, NourishNC Backpack Program, $7,000
  • Phoenix Hometown Hires, Jobs Program Counseling, $3,500
  • Pretty in Pink Foundation, Breast Cancer- Bridging the Gap for the Uninsured, $3,500
  • Prevent Blindness North Carolina, Preschool Vision Screening in New Hanover County, $2,500
  • Rachel Freeman School of Engineering, School Uniforms for Needy Students, $2,000
  • South Brunswick Interchurch Council, Food Pantry Operation, $3,500
  • St. Mary Health Center, Supplies for Pediatric Dental Clinics, $4,000
  • Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, Inc., Rebuilding Project, $5,000
  • YWCA Lower Cape Fear, Grandparent Support Network Camp Expenses, $3,500