Family Promise of Davie County has been awarded a $40,000 capacity-building grant from the North Carolina State Employee Credit Union (SECU) Foundation.
“The needs of families experiencing housing crises continue to rise in our community. Our Board of Trustees and staff are always looking at how we can grow and better serve Davie County. We are so excited about this SECU Foundation grant because it is giving us the opportunity to build capacity and plan for future program expansion.” Lisa Reynolds, executive director of Family Promise of Davie County.
The funding was part of the Foundation’s Mission Development Grant (MDG) program, which this year provided 20 non-profits across the state with $40,000 and an approved consultant to help address organizational needs for future business goals and sustainability. The grant helps to conduct institutional assessments and coaching for specific areas to increase the capacity for program expansion and leadership development.
“The Foundation recognizes the positive impact that Family Promise of Davie County is making to assist and support families experiencing homelessness. We are happy to provide this funding to help expand its reach to meet the growing critical needs in the community,” said Jama Campbell, executive director of SECU Foundation.
The SECU Foundation promotes local and community development by primarily funding high-impact projects in the areas of housing, education, healthcare, and human services. The State Employees’ Credit Union Board of Directors chartered the SECU Foundation to help identify and address community issues that are beyond the normal scope of the State Employees’ Credit Union. While individual members may not have a large impact, collectively and cooperatively, the Foundation can go a long way toward helping solve problems in our neighborhoods, schools, and our community at large.
“Thanks to the $1 a month from SECU member contributions, the SECU Foundation is able to support a wide variety of projects across North Carolina. We could not make the same community impact without the generous support of SECU members,” said Becca Mulvaney, program officer for the SECU Foundation.
Family Promise is a community-based response to families experiencing homelessness. For the past five years, Family Promise of Davie County has worked to help families attain sustainable independence through the provision of shelter, financial assistance, and case management.
“Families come to us in crisis; we help them rebuild their lives with new skills and ongoing support,” said Reynolds.
Programs offered include:
To learn more about Family Promise of Davie County or to donate, visit www.familypromisedc.org.