The Carteret Community Foundation honored 13 local non-profits at its annual grant awards reception on January 31st at The History Place in Morehead City.  
Susan Sullivan, president of the Carteret Community Foundation, applauded the efforts of the groups. 
“The mission of the Carteret Community Foundation is to ‘enhance the quality of life in Carteret County through giving,’” she said.  “We are so pleased to be able to support the great work of these charities and their dedicated volunteers because they make life better for every citizen in our area.”  
Randall Parker, chairman of the Carteret Community Foundation grants committee, noted that the grants would not be possible with out the support of individuals and businesses in the community.
“Our local donors are key to the success of this annual grant program,” said Parker.  “Every dollar the Carteret Community Foundation raises stays right here in Carteret County to support these great organizations.”
2010 grant recipients and their programs:• Boys & Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina - Triple Play: A Game Plan for the Mind, Body and Soul• Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center - Interpretive Signage:  Jean Dale Boatbuilding Center• Carteret County Rape Crisis Program - Counseling for Survivors of Sexual Assault and Abuse• The History Place - "Hooked on History - Family Fun Series"• Morehead City Little League - Rebuilding of two dugouts on Willan Field at Swinson Park• Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter - Animal Enclosure Renovation Project• Carobell,Inc. - Medical Records Shredder• Hope Mission of Carteret County, Inc. - Hope Mission Emergency Overnight Shelter• Broad Street Clinic Foundation - Nebulizers for patients with COPD• Carteret County Domestic Violence Shelter - Patient Advocacy Project• Coastal Community Action, Inc. - Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Medical Transportation• Communities in Schools of Carteret County - "Summer Learning is Fun"• Matthew 25 Fund - Capacity Improvement
The Carteret Community Foundation was established in 1984, and it is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF).  The Carteret Community Foundation provides grants to local nonprofits, college scholarships to county students and offers professional advisors who can help individuals, families and nonprofit agencies establish an endowment or designated fund for specific charitable purposes.  For more information about the Carteret Community Foundation and its services, please call NCCF’s Southeast Regional office at 919-509-7256.
PHOTO #1:2010 grant recipients gather at the History Place on January 31st to receive $27,000 from the Carteret Community Foundation.  FRONT ROW, left to right: Sandra Stillman, Morehead City Little League; Edie Reed, Broad Street Clinic; Leisa Smith Barefoot, Boys and Girls' Club; Amy Blount, Carteret County Rape Crisis; Karen Willis, Boys and Girls' Club; Glenda Riggs, Carteret County Domestic Violence; Jim Kuhn, Carobell.  SECOND ROW, left to right: Gene McLendon, Hope Mission; Gary McKeel, Morehead City Little League; Pam Morris and Heberg Guthrie, Core Sound Museum; Trish Slape, Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter; Pan Janoskey, The History Place; Vanessa Ervin, Carobell; Susan Sullivan, Carteret Community Foundation {photo contributed}
Photo #2Carteret Community Foundation board members welcome a winged visitor from the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter to the grant award reception.  Left to right: Jim Smitherman, Carteret Community Foundation; Trish Slape, Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter; and Randall Parker, Carteret Community Foundation. {photo contributed}
About the North Carolina Community Foundation: The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made nearly $63 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $130 million in assets, the NCCF sustains 1,000 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 66 counties across the state. An important component of the NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit and Facebook.- END -
NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS:Susan SullivanCarteret Community Foundation Board President252-422-1655
Patricia LawlerNCCF Regional Associate – 
Noel McLaughlinDirector, Marketing and CommunicationsNorth Carolina Community

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