Community Grants

WMPC supports many local agencies and ministries through financial gifts, donated items and volunteers. Types of agencies include at-risk children and youth, housing, hunger/crisis intervention, special populations and self-help groups. Some of these ministries are supported on our church campus. Others are supported at the ministries’ locations.

The Community Grants Committee of White Memorial Presbyterian Church allocates funds given by the congregation to agencies in Wake County that provide for the needs of individuals and groups in the community where our church has strong commitment and involvement.

Community Allocations

The Community Allocations Committee, a sub-committee of the Outreach Committee of WMPC, is entrusted with budgeted funds allocated by the Church to provide grants in the community.

The Allocations Committee is currently not accepting grant applications for 2023-24 as we restructure our current process.

Instead, this year our budget will continue to support the list of nonprofits that the Church allocated to in 2023. These nonprofits serve our traditional focus areas of Adults/Children with Special Needs, Affordable/Accessible Healthcare, Children/Youth at Risk, Crisis Intervention/Life Skills, Homelessness and Housing, and Hunger. For 2024, our special focus will be 1) Crisis Intervention/Life Skills and 2) Homelessness and Housing with over half of our budget going to 5 to 10 nonprofits in these focus areas.

The Allocations Committee will contact our current 2023-24 nonprofit partners over the summer.

Thank you for understanding our process for this year, and as we determine our allocations process for 2025 and beyond, we will share details as they come to fruition. If you have any questions please contact Stuart Phoenix, Community Allocation Committee, or Mariel Lee, Administrative Assistant for Outreach and Music.

2023 Community Grant Recipients

A Place At The Table: A ministry that provides community and healthy food for all regardless of means by having a pay as you can pricing system.

Alliance Medical Ministry: Medical care for the working uninsured.

Autism Society of North Carolina: Improves the lives of individuals with autism, supports their families, and educates communities.

Belong NC: Provides opportunities for the immigrant community, providing a preschool, job skills coaching, employment opportunities and conversational English practice.

Boys and Girls Clubs: Programs working with disadvantaged youth located in Wake County schools and centers.

Brightspire (formerly Presbyterian Homes): Scholarship funding at Glenaire for residents with few assets and funding for Capital Towers; low income housing for the elderly.

Community Music School: CMS believes every child with a passion for music should have access to an affordable quality music education. They are committed to providing the full range of musical services and instruments to all undeserved youth in Wake County.

Dress for Success: Empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and life.

Emmaus House: Transitional housing for working men recovering from substance abuse.

FIGS: Provides prescription medicines to those who have few resources. All funds go directly to medications.

Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC: 2003 Major Mission Emphasis – Distributes food to agencies throughout eastern North Carolina.

GiGi’s Playhouse Raleigh: Offers direct educational therapeutic and career building programs to individuals with Down Syndrome, their families and the community

Green Chair Project: Provides furniture to individuals referred by local helping agencies.

Haven House: A non-profit agency that changes outcomes for struggling youth and their families. It strives to help youth find their way to a positive, productive life.

Healing Transitions: Formerly the Healing Place of Wake County—This is a recovery facility for homeless individuals with alcohol and other drug problems. There are separate sites for men and women.

Helene Foundation: A non-profit organization that assists families with mothers who are actively undergoing cancer treatments. The focus is on immediate and practical services such as meals, housecleaning, child care and transportation.

Interact: 2007 Major Mission Emphasis – Works with victims of domestic violence and assault.

Inter-Faith Food Shuttle: Agency that rescues good food and distributes it in our community. Their goal is make sure everyone has food through a variety of resources.

Life Experiences: 1999 Major Mission Emphasis – Work and learning environment for adults with disabilities.

Loaves and Fishes: Tutoring/mentoring after-school program with enrichment activities.

Meals on Wheels: Daily meals for shut-ins.

National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI Wake County): Provides support, education and advocacy for individuals, families and caregivers living with mental illness challenges lead better lives in Wake Country.

Neighbor to Neighbor: Neighbor to Neighbor’s purpose is to reverse the effects of poverty through mentoring relationships that focus specifically on education, development, and spirituality

NC Arts in Action: To empower children in elementary schools statewide through dance and live music programs accessible to all students regardless of abilities and socio-economic status.

NC Reading Service: Broadcast information for sight-impaired people.

Note in the Pocket: This agency provides clothing for impoverished and homeless school children and their family members. The belief is that when we feel good about ourselves we are more likely to do better in in school.

Oak City Cares: A hub for connecting individuals and families who are at risk of or are experiencing homelessness to coordinate services that create a path to stable housing and renewed hope.

Pardoned by Christ: Their vision is to establish in prison, transitional, and community based Christian programming for justice-involved individuals throughout North Carolina.

Passage Home: To break the cycle of poverty and create multi-generational self-sufficiency for the individuals and families of Wake County by helping them achieve housing and income security.

Porch: Provides nourishment and resources for food insecure families in Wake County through monthly neighborhood food drives.

Project Enlightenment: Project Enlightenment is an early childhood education and prevention program of the Wake County Public School System for young children birth through kindergarten.

Raleigh Rescue Mission: Transforms lives of homeless men, women and children by ministering to their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

SAFEchild: 2023 Major Mission Focus – Child abuse prevention agency that works with families.

Saint Saviour’s Center: Provides healthy living programs for seniors, houses the Diaper Train and other programs.

Salvation Army: Provides many different types of support to those in need (food, shelter, disaster relief, clothing and furniture voucher)

Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen: Provides lunch for anyone who comes in from 11:00 a.m. – noon Monday through Friday.

Southlight: This agency is one of the area’s largest nonprofit providers of outpatient and community services for mental health and substance use treatment.

TLC (Founded as Tammy Lynn Center): 2022 Major Mission Focus – Empowers individuals of all abilities to live their fullest life, serving children, adults, and families through on-site and community-based programs: educational services, respite care, early childhood intervention, autism therapies, community living support, and residential living.

Transitions Life Care (formally Hospice of Wake County): Provides physical, emotional and spiritual care to those living with an advanced illness, their caregivers and their loved ones.

Triangle Family Services: Works with families during stress or crisis.

Triangle Pastoral Counseling, Inc.: Provides counseling for those experiencing personal, marital or family problems and pain.

Wake Monarch Academy: Provides a safe, supportive environment for learning for adolescents recovering from substance use disorder

Wake Relief: Provides a week’s groceries for families referred by agencies.

Wake Smiles: A non-profit committed to improving the oral health of low income adults through direct dental services.

YMCA: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.