Serving Chapel Hill-Carrrboro since 2001.
Cheers to 
​Moms, Graduates, Veterans ​& ​15 Years!
This month, there's a way to celebrate all of the occasions of May with a drink that will make you warm inside in more ways than one. Raise an "English Rose" as a way to toast your special someone while donating to the community. "The English Rose," a refreshing concoction of gin, rose water, lime, cucumber and grapefruit, is this month's City Kitchen Community Give Back Cocktail, which means that $5 of each cocktail purchased will be donated to Strowd Roses, Inc. Make a reservation or meet your friends at the bar today!



5 Million in Grants,15 Years 
Soon we will reach an impressive milestone—$5 million in grants to local nonprofits—in 15 years! This spring, we distributed nearly $123,000 to 27 nonprofits. Like the nonprofits we support, we are challenged to meet demand. Grant requests this spring alone exceeded our entire grantmaking budget for the year. Two more grant cycles remain. Join us in our efforts.


Stop and Smell the Roses 
Take a breather to stop and smell the roses in the Gene Strowd Community Rose Garden on May 24 as we celebrate the beginning of the rose blooming season! David V.B. Pike, president of Witherspoon Rose Culture, will talk with folks about the roses and the history of the garden. The garden is nestled beside Bolin Creek Trail and a playground. Pack a lunch and explore! RSVP here


Our Grantees
This issue's grantee spotlight is on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation (PSF). Rather than consider individual grant requests from Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools-related programs, we give an annual block grant to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation (PSF) to fund innovative grade-level​, school-wide or district-wide grants administered by PSF. To date, Strowd Roses has disbursed $440,362 in grant funds to PSF, accounting for nearly 8% of PSF's total contribution to the district schools. Check out this fabulous Strowd Roses funded project that connects with other grantees: Preservation Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Meals on Wheels, and Ackland Art Museum.


Give Locally, 5/3
Give Local America, held this Tuesday, May 3, is a national movement that encourages individuals to donate to the communities in which they live. Our benefactors did just that when they left their estates to support the rose garden and to do good works in the Chapel Hill community. Irene and Gene Strowd and Irene's sister, Gladis Adams, knew that while the needs of Chapel Hill-Carrboro would change over the course of their lifetimes and beyond, one thing would remain constant—Strowd Roses would be responsive to the needs put forth by our community's nonprofits. Any donation, no matter the size, can have an impact. Consider leaving your own localized legacy by including Strowd Roses, Inc. in your will and other planned giving. 


  Our Events
 We hope that you will join    us for one or all of our  events to celebrate our 15  years of service to Chapel  Hill-Carrboro. If you haven't  already, please mark your  calendars for October 16,  our 15th- anniversary  celebration in the Gene  Strowd Community Rose  Garden.
 We are also humbled and  honored to be a finalist  alongside grantee,Club  Nova and Chapel Hill  SCORE for the Community  Impact Award—part of  the Chapel Hill-Carrboro  Chamber of Commerce's  Business in Excellence  Awards! Keep your fingers  crossed for us on May  13 when the winner will be  announced.
 Please refer to our online  events calendar for links to  learn more and to RSVP for  these and other events  (including
Yoga in the Rose  Garden!) happening  throughout the year.