The Duplin Foundation for Youth Advancement is pleased to offer grants from its endowment fund for 2011. 

“The 2011 Sheriff’s Ball was a great success, and we were able to use the proceeds to fully fund the endowment and offer grants to local nonprofits that serve our youth,” said Ed Emory, Duplin Foundation for Youth Advancement board member.

“There are so many needs in Duplin County, and the committee felt it was extremely important to put our donors’ dollars to work in the community as soon as possible. 

“We will use the same evaluation process as the Duplin County Community Foundation,” said Emory.  “This process allows us to objectively evaluate all the proposals based on the grant criteria.”

            Grants are available to local organizations with programs focusing on youth in Duplin County.  Grants are not available for individuals, capital campaigns or capital

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improvements.  Priority is given to proposals that incorporate a holistic approach and include one or more of the following areas:

  • Motivate youth people to stay and succeed in school
  • Foster positive youth-adult engagement through mentoring
  • Strengthen gang awareness and prevention efforts
  • Promote participation in philanthropy
  • Provide leadership opportunities and employment skills training
  • Increase the likelihood of a successful transition to adulthood
  • Develop financial literacy
  • Encourage engagement in community service
  • Promote mental and physical health and well-being

            Applications are available online at, or you may contact the NCCF Southeast Regional Associate Patricia Lawler at 910-509-7256.  The application deadline is Friday, July 29.

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

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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.

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Patricia Lawler

Southeast Regional Associate

North Carolina Community Foundation


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