The board of advisors of the Moore County Community Foundation announced more than $95,000 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund and component funds; the Robert L. and Marcia P. Ellis Endowment, the John W. Roffe and Marjorie A. Roffe Endowment and the St. Joseph of the Pines Charitable Endowment for Moore County.

This year’s nonprofit recipients include:

  • $1,500 to the Arts Council of Moore County for the Performing Arts in Moore Schools (PAMS) Program and ACMC Youth Theatre 2017-18
  • $2,245 to (AIMS) Authors in Moore Schools for Friends of Weymouth-Authors in Moore Schools
  • $2,000 to the American Red Cross – Sandhills Chapter for disaster response and preparedness
  • $1,000 to the Autism Society of North Carolina for 2017 Camp Royall program scholarships
  • $500 to the Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills for sponsorships for three children
  • $2,500 to Communities In Schools of Moore County for its in-school mentoring program
  • $1,500 to the Companion Animal Clinic of the Sandhills Foundation for equipment replacement
  • $1,700 to Drug Free Moore County for The Elephant in the Room II
  • $2,500 to Family Promise of Moore County for the client assistance fund for emergency and health-related needs
  • $5,000 to Friend to Friend for the “To Prevent. To Protect. To Prevail” program
  • $9,000 to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina for bridging the weekend meal gap in Moore County
  • $1,000 to the Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines for the Moore County Girl Scout Leadership Experience
  • $2,500 to Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills for Southern Pines Repair 2017
  • $1,500 to MIRA Foundation USA, Inc. for guide dog pairing with visually impaired children
  • $2,500 to the Moore County Literacy Council for the West Southern Pines Tutoring Program
  • $25,000 to the Moore Free & Charitable Clinic for primary care and chronic disease management
  • $2,000 to the North Carolina Symphony Society for music education concerts for Moore County elementary schools
  • $500 to the North Carolina Theatre Conference for the NCTC High School Play Festival at Union Pines High School
  • $9,000 to the Northern Moore Family Resource Center for HOPE (Harnessing Opportunity—Promoting Education) Preschool
  • $3,000 to Partners for Children & Families for Kindergarten Transition Innovation Awards
  • $3,000 to Prancing Horse, Inc. for The Power of Horses – Therapeutic Horsemanship for Individuals with Special Needs
  • $1,800 to Prevent Blindness North Carolina for Star Pupils Moore County
  • $5,000 to the Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care for emergency medical assistance
  • $3,500 to St. Joseph of the Pines for the “Together We Can Do Moore” free mobile adult dental clinic
  • $5,000 to The Arc of Moore County for general operating support
  • $1,500 to TROSA (Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc.) for residential substance abuse recovery services for individuals from Moore County

Betsy BestBetsy Best, board president, thanked the community for its support of the Moore County Community Foundation. “These grants are important to our community and our quality of life,” she said. “Critical programs would not be possible without the generosity of many individuals and organizations that have supported Moore County’s community fund.”

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