Union Square Campus is an initiative of Opportunity Greensboro, a group of leaders from businesses and higher education. The first campus building will focus on training and education of healthcare professionals. The Cemala Foundation pledged $1.5 million towards the $35-37 million estimated project cost including land, infrastructure and equipment. Union Square is on track to open its first building in Aug. 2016.
Cemala has contributed over $700,000 to Triad Stage, a professional not-for-profit regional theatre. Key to Center City Greensboro's revitalization, Triad Stage's renovations commenced in the spring of 2001, transforming the five-story building into a world class theater center now called the Pyrle Theater.
Greensboro's Downtown Greenway is to be a 4-mile loop around the Center City. Completion is scheduled for 2018. Brower Hatcher, the artistic director, collaborated with local found metal artist, Frank Russell, on this Greenway cornerstone, Gateway of the Open Book. Cemala has contributed over $2 million to this project.
Gateway Gardens, an 11-acre public garden, is a $5 million project coupled with Gateway University Research Park, providing future economic development potential in southeast Greensboro. Cemala is one of many funders in this Greensboro Beautiful, Inc. & City of Greensboro partnership.
Cemala pledged $1 million towards the relocation of the Hayes-Taylor Y to a state-of-the-art facility at Barber Park. The Y will enliven the Gateway area, serve a diverse population of up to 5,000 people daily, and feature a 5-star childcare center. Ceasar Cone II, Cemala's founder, helped start the first Hayes-Taylor Y in the 1930s.
Cemala Funding Policy
The Cemala Foundation makes strategic investments in projects compatible with the Foundation's vision.
Before contacting the Foundation, please review information about the Cemala priority that most closely matches the interests of your organization. If you feel there is a match, submit a brief letter of inquiry (<2 pages). We will respond to all specific letters of inquiry but not to general solicitations for funds.
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