Serving Chapel Hill-Carrboro since 2001.
$5 Million Milestone!
We did it! Strowd Roses hit an incredible milestone in June—we surpassed $5 million in grants in just 15 years! Won't you join us in our efforts that have impacted nearly 300 local nonprofits by making a donation today?



English Rose Reaps $555
A toast to City Kitchen and to everyone that purchased a total of 111 "English Rose" Community Give Back Cocktails in May! We loved hearing from folks as they sipped their lovely drinks—like Susan Chandler (on right), assistant director of volunteer and social programs at The Arc of the Triangle and Chef Sherry (on left) who teaches The Arc's weekly cooking class. Cheers to all of you for your support and for spreading the word!


Adopt a Dog Event, 8/6
Celebrate the dog days of summer by finding your forever friend! Meet two dogs available for adoption through nonprofit grantee, Paws4Ever in the Gene Strowd Community Rose Garden on Saturday, August 6, 10 am to 12 pm. Already have a dog? Take them and a friend for a walk on Bolin Creek Trail and stop by the garden for a dog treat and information about Paw4Ever's training and legacy care programs! RSVP here


Our Grantees
This issue's nonprofit spotlight is on Prevent Blindness North Carolina  (PBNC). "Support from Strowd Roses, Inc. has allowed many preschoolers in Chapel Hill-Carrboro to benefit from vision care they might not have received otherwise. Xavier, age 4, participated in a free PBNC vision screening at his childcare center. Unfortunately, due to significant visual impairment that his parents were unaware of, he failed the screening. As a result, we recommended that he be examined by an eye care professional. He was diagnosed with significant farsightedness and lazy eye. If not detected and treated early permanent vision loss can occur. Fortunately, Xavier’s problems were detected at a crucial time in his development. With proper treatment, his sight can be saved and he can have a better opportunity to succeed in all areas of life!" ~ Marcia Brantley, program director, PBNC


Your Garden
Spring was a wonderful time to encourage the community to enjoy the Gene Strowd Community Rose Garden.

In May, John Pike, president of Witherspoon Rose Culture, joined us once again at our "Stop and Smell the Roses" event. We are grateful to John and the rest of the Witherspoon staff and family for being such incredible stewards of the Strowd's love of roses and our community. 

We are also grateful to Carolina Camaro from Inspire Fitness who helped us to celebrate International Yoga Day in June by offering a free morning yoga session in the garden.

Did you know that you can reserve the Gene Strowd Community Rose Garden at no charge for private functions such as weddings, photo shoots and baby showers? Learn more about reserving your community rose garden here


Join us Oct. 16
Please mark your calendar for October 16 and RSVP here to attend our 15th-anniversary party in the rose garden. 

Since 2001, Strowd Roses has helped local people like you address local needs. Even in this relatively well-off area, the needs are plenty—shelter and health care, the need to nurture potential through education and the arts, services for seniors, youth and immigrants and more. 

Whether sustaining beloved community institutions or responding to emerging needs, Strowd Roses draws on strong local roots to nourish our local community. 

Our grants supplement tight nonprofit budgets, leverage additional resources and inspire others to increase their donations to community organizations. Our collective work gives us something truly special to celebrate!