NCCF allocates second round of disaster relief grants to programs assisting Hurricane Matthew victims; Craven County Community Foundation receives additional funding

The board of directors of the North Carolina Community Foundation recently allocated a second round of grants from the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund to local affiliate foundations serving the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew, according to Rod Martin, statewide grants committee chair and a member of the board.

The latest allocation totals about $207,500 and will go to 15 NCCF affiliates serving the parts of eastern North Carolina that are still recovering.

The Craven County Community Foundation received $10,000 from the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund in this allocation, which will be directed to Religious Community Services for Hurricane Matthew disaster relief in Northwest Craven County.

“This grant is critical to Craven County’s long-term recovery from Hurricane Matthew,” said Tyler Harris, CCCF board president. “The NCCF Disaster Relief Fund is a pivotal resource to our community thanks to the generosity of many donors who gave to help eastern North Carolina.”

Grants totaling $286,000 from the North Carolina Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund were allocated at the beginning of the year. Craven County also received $10,920 of that allocation, which was awarded to Religious Community Services.

NCCF President and CEO Jennifer Tolle Whiteside said that the Foundation’s support continues to focus on helping our affiliates meet long-term recovery needs in eastern North Carolina. “These are allocations that we are confident will be granted effectively, because our affiliate boards live and work in these communities and know firsthand where these resources can make the most impact,” she said.

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