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.

2022 Grant Application Process

2021 Community Grant Recipients

321-Coffee: Located at the NC State Farmers Market, this is a non profit coffee shop and roaster staffed by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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.

Activate Good: Works to promote volunteerism, expand the base of community support for charitable efforts, and raise public awareness of the volunteering process and the causes various organizations represent:

Alliance Medical Ministry: Medical care for the working uninsured.
Contact: 919-250-3320;

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

Boys and Girls Clubs: Programs working with disadvantaged youth located in Wake County schools and centers.
Contact: 919-834-6282;

Communities in Schools of Wake County - Mayview Learning Center: Located in the Oberlin Road Community, Mayview Learning Center provides after school tutoring opportunities.
Contact: 919-834-5663;

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.

Emmaus House: Transitional housing for working men recovering from substance abuse.
Contact: 919-327-2229;
F.I.G.S.: Provides prescription medicines to those who have few resources.  All funds go directly to medications.
Contact: 919-878-9773

Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC: 2003 Major Mission Emphasis - Distributes food to agencies throughout eastern North Carolina.
Contact: 919-875-0707;

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

Glenaire: Scholarship funding for residents with few assets.
Contact: 919-460-8095;

Green Chair Project:  Provides furniture to individuals referred by local helping agencies.
Contact: 919-809-7982;

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.
Contact: 919-280-7800;

Interact: 2007 Major Mission Emphasis - Works with victims of domestic violence and assault.
Contact: 919-828-7501;

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.
Contact: 919-467-1973;

Loaves and Fishes: Tutoring/mentoring after-school program with enrichment activities.
Contact: 919-231-4687;

Meals on Wheels: Daily meals for shut-ins.
Contact: 919-833-1749;

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.

NC Reading Service: Broadcast information for sight-impaired people.
Contact: 919-832-5138;

Neighbor to Neighbor: Works with at-risk youth through academic mentoring, afterschool enrichment and asset development; 919-833-7218

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.
Oak City Cares

SAFEchild: 2000 Major Mission Emphasis - Child abuse prevention agency that works with families.
Contact: 919-743-6140;

Saint Saviour's Center: Provides healthy living programs for seniors, houses the Diaper Train and other programs.
Contact: 919-833-6400, ext. 201;

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

TLC (Founded as Tammy Lynn Center): 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.
Contact: 919-832-3909;

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.
Contact: 919-828-0890;

Triangle Family Services: Works with families during stress or crisis.
Contact: 919-821-0790;

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

Wake Relief: Provides a week’s groceries for families referred by agencies.
Contact: 919-833-6400;

Wake Smiles: A non-profit committed to improving the oral health of low income adults through direct dental services.
Wheels4Hope:  A ministry that provides good reliable transportation to qualifying individuals and families.  Cars that are donated become program cars for agencies such as StepUp, or are sold on the lot for those who are looking for good used cars.  They are always looking for car donations.
Contact: 919-832-1941;

YMCA of Triangle: This organization works with children and youth through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

2022 Community Grant Application and Process

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. While no precise definition is possible in assessing need, we consider agencies that attempt to provide basic needs, teach life coping skills, and promote self-sufficiency. The Community Grant assessment process begins in September of each year and awards are announced in February. The deadline for grant applications is September 1. If you have questions contact Gloria Johnson.

Community Grant Application in PDF Format
Community Grant Application in Word Format

All materials must be submitted by hard copy and electronically as a PDF to Gloria Johnson at .

If you have questions, contact:
Gloria Johnson
White Memorial Presbyterian Church
1704 Oberlin Road
Raleigh, NC 27608
Questions please call: 919-834-3425 (ext. 207) or