The board of advisors of the Catawba Valley Community Foundation is currently accepting grant requests for community projects funded from its community fund, according to Grey Scheer, grants chair.

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations that serve general charitable needs in Catawba County. Grants typically range from $1,000 to $2,500. The Catawba Valley Community Foundation will also consider requests for up to $5,000 for high impact projects or initiatives. Requests exceeding $2,500 should focus on addressing systemic challenges and effecting long-term community change and/or organizational sustainability in areas including, but not limited to, education, youth development, health and wellness, and economic development and quality of life issues.

Applications are available online only beginning July 17. Visit this page for information about applying online. The deadline for submitting applications is noon Sep. 1.

The Catawba Valley Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. The community fund was established to help support local charitable needs through annual grants. In addition to Scheer, board members are: Roseanna Brown (president), Bob Floyd (vice-president), Shuford Abernethy, Alex Bernhardt, Jr., Hunt Broyhill, Lilly Skok Bunch, Kimberly George, Kristi Moretz-Icard, Beth Rogers, Jimmy Summerlin, Jr., John Teeter, Stephen Thomas, Jamie Treadaway, Bruce Vanderbloemen and Pete Woods.

For further information, contact any board member; the NCCF Regional Associate John Francis at 336-745-1739.

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