On June 10, the Unifour Foundation Inc. Endowment presented a $2,500 grant to the Catawba Valley Community College Small Business Center. The grant will support CVCC's Shark Tank program in 2015.
The program promotes entrepreneurship by providing an opportunity for CVCC students, Small Business Center clients and high school students to pitch their business idea to a panel of judges with an opportunity to receive scholarship awards and cash prizes.
CVCC's Shark Tank recently completed its fourth competition with over 50 participants. For the first time, the competition included participation from local high schools with teams from Hickory High School and Challenger High School making presentations.
The Unifour Foundation Inc. Endowment is one of 51 endowments that make up the Catawba Valley Community Foundation. During its most recent cycle, the Unifour Foundation Inc. Endowment awarded over $200,000 in grants to 36 individual organizations. During the Foundation's existence it has awarded 434 grants for over $3 million to more than 100 organizations.