Pictured on homepage: Sally Migliore, (L), NCCF community leadership director, presents a grant award to Susan Lee, executive director of Catawba County Parenting Network.

RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) is pleased to announce the 2013 grant recipients from the statewide Women’s Fund, according to Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, NCCF president and CEO. Receiving $2,000 each for a total of $10,000 in grants were:

  • Albemarle Hopeline, Pasquotank County                                          
  • Ashe County Partnership for Children                                                          
  • Catawba County Parenting Network                                               
  • Church on the Rise Peacemakers Family Center, Rocky Mount       
  • Guiding Lights Caregiver Support Center, Wake County                

NCCF’s statewide Women’s Fund focuses on programming that supports women and/or children, with particular emphasis on women’s health and leadership issues. Programs must serve areas within NCCF’s 67-county service area. Tolle Whiteside said the selection committee, which is comprised of representatives of most of NCCF’s local women’s giving programs from across the state, always has a difficult time choosing from among so many worthy grant applicants. “It’s always a challenge each year to choose among so many deserving grant-seekers,” she said. “We saw a lot of innovative and critical need requests,” she said.

NCCF’s eight regionally based women’s giving programs include the Women’s Giving Network of Wake County; the Bertie-Hertford Women’s Fund; the Women Givers of Northeast North Carolina, which serves Camden, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties; the Currituck-Dare Woman’s Fund; the Women Givers of Nash-Rocky Mount; the Art of Giving, a collective of Triangle women sponsored in conjunction with the Triangle Community Foundation; the Women's Impact Network of New Hanover County; and the Cary Women's Giving Network. Additional giving groups are in the planning stages.

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