In the budget (SB 402), which looks on its way to passage, there is a lot to like. One of the good things is the de-funding of non-profits that are either wasting money (Rural Center) or should not be funded. In the later group are the many non-profits that have been organizing the Money Monday protests at the NCGA. You can see the information on pages H15 – H17 of the SB402 Committee Report with the list of non-profits and how they are being handled over the next two years.
The only politically active non-profit that appears to keep its funding (for only one year) is The Support Center. It is still getting $2,543,021 for the coming year but will not get anything in the second year of the budget. The Support Center which was previously called The Minority Support Center was earlier identified as not only a member of BluePrintNC but also on the leadership committee of BluePrintNC.
Below is an abbreviated list from a database of Monday Protest Organizers:
The database shows the Organization/CEO/CEO Salary/Overall salary & Compensation as percent of overall expenditures/ Government Grants as a percent of overall revenue – as can be seen quite a few could not survive without government funding
|Center for Community Self-Help||Stephanie Barnes-Simms||$88,176||0%||92%|
|Rebuilding Broken Places CDC||John E Barnes||$44,668||59%||41%|
|Institute of Minority Economic Dev.||Andrea Harris||$115,510||49%||76%|
|El Pueblo||Angeline Echeverria||$0||55%||25%|
|Hispanic Liaison of Chatham County||Hernan Sedda||$0||69%||47%|
|Student Action with Farmworkers||Melinda Wiggins||$60,020||56%||6%|
|Old North State Medical Society||George Saunders||$0||41%||69%|
|NC Association of CDC’s||Susan Perry-Cole||$107,779||67%||85%|
|NC Community Development Initiative||Abdul Rasheed||$193,527||14%||70%|
|NC Housing Coalition||Chris Estes||$74,636||61%||41%|
|The Support Center||Lenwood Long||$106,080||27%||75%|
|Opportunities Industrialization Ctr.||Reuben Blackwell||$120,000||52%||40%|