The board of advisors of the Jackson County Community Foundation is currently accepting grant requests for community projects funded from its community fund, according to Brett Woods, board president.

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations that serve general charitable needs in Jackson County.

Up to four grants in the range of $2,500 will be awarded to those organizations whose applications reflect compelling needs in the community.

Applications are available online only beginning July 10. Visit this page for information about applying online. The deadline for submitting applications is noon Aug. 25.

The Jackson County 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 Woods, board members are: Ken Torok (vice-president), Beth Lofquist (secretary), Earl Black, Tommy Chisholm, Skip Karby, Joseph Pechmann, David Preston, Damon Sink, Elisabeth St. John and Norman West.

For further information, contact any board member or NCCF Regional Associate Sue LeLievre at 800-201-9532.

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