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14 years

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.

277 organizations

have received a Strowd Roses grant. They serve a broad spectrum of issues and populations such as animals, arts and culture, education and literacy, the environment, health, seniors, immigrants, youth and general welfare.

768 grants

have been awarded by Strowd Roses. Some 58% of these grants have gone to support education or youth-serving projects.


is Strowd Roses Inc.’s grantmaking investment to date in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro community.

Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History's staff with Fusion Youth Radio and Beat Making Lab youth at the Allied Media Conference.

Grant Guidelines and Procedures

Strowd Roses awards grants to qualified tax-exempt organizations base...

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Rose Garden

The Gene Strowd Community Rose Garden is located in the Town of Chapel...

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Strowd Roses, Inc. funding was critical to the creation & implementation of the Carolina Campus Community Garden which provides free fresh produce to UNC Chapel Hill's housekeepers & volunteer & educational opportunities for the community.

Grantmaking History

Whether sustaining beloved community institutions or responding to eme...

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