Greensboro Metropolis Funding for Nonprofits in 2021-2022
City funding for individual nonprofits has dominated budget discussions in the city council for the past few decades, but not this year.
While over 90 percent of the budget could be passed by council members with virtually no comment, hours would be spent discussing the proposed allocations to individual nonprofits, even though the allocations totaled less than 1 percent of the budget.
This year, during budget discussions on nonprofit allocations – with a few notable exceptions such as Downtown Greensboro Inc (DGI), the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, Piedmont Business Capital, and Crime Stoppers – the individual allocations were not discussed in detail.
The individual settlements also do not appear in the budget document.
According to Greensboro’s Budget and Evaluation Department, these are the allocations to nonprofits for fiscal year 2021-2022.
$ 10,000 – Other votes
$ 195,000 – DGI Ambassador Program
$ 600,000 – working capital of Piedmont
$ 35,000 – Piedmont Film Commission
$ 40,000 – Greensboro Sports Foundation (NCA&T Track Event)
$ 75,000 – NC Folk Festival
$ 100,000 – Greensboro Chamber of Commerce (Launch Lab)
$ 130,000 – Greensboro Chamber of Commerce
$ 100,000 – Guilford County Economic Development Alliance
$ 75,000 – Crime Stopper
$ 1,085,000 – Greensboro Science Center
$ 376,000 – Center City Park
$ 61,000 – Regional Council of the Piedmont Triad
$ 120,000 – Greensboro Housing Authorityo
$ 16,400 – NC Metropolitan Coalition
$ 250,000 – International Civil Rights Center and Museum
$ 100,000 – For cultural partners under the scholarship process
$ 64,075 – Coalition Housing Hotline
$ 30,000 Housing Coalition Operations
$ 125,000 – Interactive Resource Center
$ 20,000 – White Flag Winter Lodging
$ 300,000 – Homeless Prevention (various agencies via tender)
$ 120,000 – Arts Greensboro (in support of the performing arts community)
DGI will also receive $ 1,161,125 from the Downtown Business Improvement District funds. This revenue comes from an additional 8 cents property tax paid by downtown property owners that can only be used to support economic development in the central business district. DGI was the only bidder on this contract.
While the $ 125,000 allocation to the Interactive Resource Center, led by Councilor Michelle Kennedy, is listed, the approximately US $ 400,000 allocation to the Cure Violence program, led by Councilor Yvonne Johnson, is missing for One Step Further this list.