DUKE ENERGY AWARDS GRANT TO NON-PROFIT LEADERSHIP INSTITUE
Representatives from Florence non-profit organizations recently accepted a $1,000 mini-grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. The Foundation provided a $25,000 grant to Francis Marion University’s Fred R. Sheheen Non-Profit Leadership Institute as part of its focus to help strengthen non-profits in the communities they serve. The grant included scholarships to the University’s Fred R. Sheheen Non-Profit Leadership Institute, funding for a grant writing workshop in Lake City, and nine mini-grants awarded to select Pee Dee non-profits. Each $1,000 mini-grant was provided to a non-profit to assist them in better serving the communities where they administer their programs. Recipients of the grants were the United Way of Florence County, Sea Haven Inc., the Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee Area, Circle Park Behavioral Health Services, House of Hope of the Pee Dee, Tenacious Grace, Lake City Community Outreach, Eastern Carolina Homeless Organization, and Anderson Interfaith Ministries. The nine organizations operate across an array of fields in the non-profit world, including decreasing poverty, eliminating child illiteracy, assisting underserved youth or workforce development.