The Columbus County Community Foundation will begin accepting online applications for its 2011 grant application cycle beginning Monday, May 16, through Friday, July 8, 2011.

Proposals are sought from Columbus County organizations in the areas of arts and humanities, education, the environment, health, human services, public and societal benefit, and youth development.  Grants are available for non-profit, tax-exempt organizations, religious institutions and government agencies with specific projects addressing these needs in Columbus County.  Funds are not available for individuals, capital campaigns or capital improvements. 

This year the Foundation is introducing an online grant application system, and it is only accepting online proposals.  The application will be available May 16 on the Columbus County Community Foundation website,  

The Columbus County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation, and it provides management services to a number of local endowment funds.  Foundation board members are Geoffrey R. Hopkins, President; Henry J. Edmund; S. Randy Britt; Gary N. Kramer; Dr. Kathleen Matlock; Leo Mercer; T. Ladeen Powell; Terray F. Suggs and W. Andy Wayne.

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Anyone wishing to learn more about the Columbus County Community Foundation may contact a local board member or call the North Carolina Community Foundation’s Southeastern office at (910) 509-7256.

About the North Carolina Community Foundation:


The NCCF is a 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 for 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 or the North Carolina Community Foundation page on Facebook.




Patricia Lawler, NCCF Southeast Region Associate


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