Golden LEAF gives $240,000 to Marine Corps Museum * Marine Corps Museum of the Carolinas, to open in 2009, received $240,000 grant from Golden LEAF Foundation, to assist with architectural design and pre-construction. * United Way of Cumberland County announced allocation of more than $1 million to 21 partner agencies addressing quality of life issues. * Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Winston-Salem, awarded $150,000 grant to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, to support construction of Levine & Dickson Hospice House, freestanding 16-bed facility in Mecklenburg County. * Queens University, Charlotte, received $250,000 grant from Robert Haywood Morrison Foundation, Charlotte, for support of Wireman residence hall operational costs and projects. * North Carolina Humanities Council, state affiliate to National Endowment for the Humanities, announced grant-making collaboration with North Caroliniana Society. * Sunshine Lady Foundation and Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention announced joint $50,000 grant for Astraea Productions documentary titled “Private Violence: the Movement Against Battering in America.” * United Way of Central Carolinas approved distribution of $32.9 million to support health and human services in Cabarrus, Mecklenburg and Union counties and Mooresville-Lake Norman community. * United Way of Greater Greensboro announced $8.6 million investment in community for child development, public health and financial and employment services for adults. * Triad Health Project, Guilford County United Way member agency assisting people affected by AIDS, received three $5,000 grants from M.A.C. AIDS Fund, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Adam Foundation, Winston-Salem. * TEDI BEAR Children’s Advocacy Center, Greenville, received three-year, $720,000 grant from The Duke Endowment, one of 118 grants totaling $30 million to health care organizations from Duke. * Winston-Salem Foundation awarded $20,000 to Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts, privately funded program of North Carolina School of the Arts, for second season of Magnolia Baroque Festival. * Randoph Community College received $17,000 grant from State Library of North Carolina for print management system, one of 101 grants to North Carolina libraries, totaling $3.4 million.