Carolina Hurricanes Foundation Donates $450,000 in Grants

Recipients include Durham Arts Council, Flashes of Hope, Museum of Life and Science and Youth Thrive
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The Carolina Hurricanes Foundation awarded grants totaling $450,000 to 25 local nonprofits and youth hockey organizations in North Carolina during the 2018-19 season. The Foundation issued 13 Game Changer Grants, totaling $150,000, to the Durham Arts Council, Flashes of Hope, Museum of Life and Science and Youth Thrive at the $5,000 level; Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Chatham Education Foundation and Frankie Lemmon School & Developmental Center at the $10,000 level; Diaper Bank of NC, Kesem, Marbles Kids Museum and Note in the Pocket at the $15,000 level; and Miracle League of the Triangle at the $30,000 level.

Future Canes Grants, which are provided to grow the sport of hockey throughout North Carolina, totaled $100,000 and were awarded to eight youth hockey organizations: Cape Fear Youth Hockey Association, Coastal Carolina Hockey Association, Greensboro Youth Hockey Association, Raleigh Youth Hockey Association, Triad Hockey Alliance, Triangle Special Hockey Association, Triangle Youth Hockey of North Carolina and Winston-Salem Youth Hockey Association. 

GOAL (Growing Opportunities and Leaders) grants are distributed in $50,000 increments for a total of $150,000 over three years to four organizations. The Green Chair project is in its first year of funding, Families Moving Forward is in its second year of funding, and both Read and Feed and StepUp Ministry are in their third and final year of funding. Learn more at


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