Strowd Roses Grants The Strowd Roses Foundation funds innovative school-wide, grade-level or district-wide projects in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. Priority is assigned to projects submitted by Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).
Strowd Roses, Inc. is a private charitable foundation which was established in 2001 under the will of Mrs. Irene Harrison Strowd of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Significant additional funding was provided by the estate of Mrs. Strowd’s sister, Gladis Harrison Adams. In endowing the foundation, Mrs. Strowd wished to honor the memory of her husband, Fletcher Eugene Strowd, by providing in perpetuity for the maintenance and care of the Community Rose Garden which he founded, and by funding projects and organizations which would improve the quality of life for citizens of the greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro community.
Out of those foundation assets not required for maintenance of the Community Rose Garden, the Board of Directors of Strowd Roses, Inc. makes grants to qualified tax-exempt charitable, educational, religious and public organizations that are based in Chapel Hill or Carrboro, or are devoted primarily to benefiting the citizens of those communities. Grants may also be made to individuals engaged in projects designed to enhance the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community.
Each year, Strowd Roses will make an annual block grant to cover funding requests from programs operating under the auspices of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. This grant will be administered by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation.