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SECU Foundation welcomes 16 non-profits to Mission Development Grant Program with $640,000 in awards; Robeson County based Hope Alive Inc. receives funds

By Staff Report, posted Mar 22, 2024 on

A new round of Mission Development grants approved by the SECU Foundation Board of Directors welcomes 16 non-profits to the two-year capacity building program, with awards totaling $640,000. The Foundation’s Mission Development Grant Program, which began seven years ago, has been filling unmet financial needs for North Carolina non-profits seeking to strengthen their long-term growth and stability.

While the goal of the grant program is to assist non-profits with increasing organizational capacity, SECU Foundation has achieved several measurable goals in the process, including the ability to respond to identified needs in areas of the state with fewer resources, along with the opportunity to expand its grantmaking strategy and reach. Since 2017, over $3 million has been awarded to 89 non-profit organizations to help further their mission of serving others.

“We are thrilled with the program’s success and strong interest from non-profits throughout the state,” said SECU Foundation Executive Director Jama Campbell in a press release. “We are seeing positive, tangible outcomes for grant recipients working to boost their capacity and impact for programs and services that are vital to those in need. The cooperative efforts of many amazing people are coming together to uplift our communities and the lives of those served by these non-profits.”

Health care group home Hope Alice Inc, is committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and families by providing a range of essential support services. Their dedicated team of professionals forms the backbone of their organization. Selected for their expertise, experience, and compassion, they drive the high-quality services they offer in Respite Care, In-Home Support, Behavior Support, and Rehabilitation Support services designed to empower individuals, promote well-being, and foster growth.

Hope Alive Inc. Chief Operating Officer Bobbie Ghaffar expressed gratitude for the funding sharing in a written statement: 

“On behalf of our Board and staff, Hope Alive Inc. is honored to be selected as a recipient of SECU Foundation’s Mission Development Grant program. We look forward to support in helping with capacity building to be able to achieve a replicable model that is sustainable, mission based, and long term with providing substance use disorder treatment services effectively.”

Learn more about the Foundation’s Mission Development Grant Program here.

Learn about Hope Alive Inc. here. 


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