North Carolina Fund http://wunc.org en 50th Anniversary Of The North Carolina Fund http://wunc.org/post/50th-anniversary-north-carolina-fund <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>In 1963, almost a quarter of North Carolinians were living in poverty.&nbsp;</p><p>Governor Terry Sanford and his political associates decided it was time to get creative about building a strategy for eradicating poverty in the state. And with that, the <a href="http://www2.lib.unc.edu/ncc/ref/nchistory/jul2005/">North Carolina Fund</a> was born. &nbsp;The Fund was a way to sponsor community organizing initiatives in local communities across the state, particularly by getting poor people involved directly.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:13:03 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 25674 at http://wunc.org 50th Anniversary Of The North Carolina Fund