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22 years

Strowd Roses, Inc. is a private charitable foundation established in 2001 under the will of Mrs. Irene Harrison Strowd of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We fund local nonprofits and projects that improve the quality of life for residents of Chapel Hill and Carrboro. We also provide for the on-going maintenance and care of the Gene Strowd Community Rose Garden, a free and public space in Chapel Hill. Learn more about us here.

318 nonprofits

have received a Strowd Roses grant. Some organizations like Farmer Foodshare and Learning Outside are homegrown. While others like Club Nova and Community Home Trust have become community institutions. And still others like Community Empowerment Fund and The Jackson Center grew out of UNC-Chapel Hill students and staffs’ commitment to actively engage in dialogue and partnership with the community to address issues that matter to all of us.

1145 grants

have been awarded by Strowd Roses. Grants address a broad spectrum of sectors and populations such as animals, arts and culture, education and literacy, the environment, health, seniors, immigrants, youth and general welfare.


is Strowd Roses Inc.’s grantmaking investment to date in the local community. Nearly $400,000 supported Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools through an annual block grant to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation (PSF).

Grant Guidelines and Procedures

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Rose Garden

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

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Grantmaking History

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

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