The board of advisors of the Eastern Band of Cherokees Community Foundation is currently accepting grant requests for community projects funded from its community fund, according to Allan Oocumma, board president.
Funds are available for nonprofit organizations that serve general charitable needs in our area.
Applications are available online only beginning March 1, 2012. Visit nccommunityfoundation.org for information about applying online. The deadline for submitting applications is April 30, 2012.
The Eastern Band of Cherokees Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. The community fund was established to help support local charitable needs through annual grants. In addition to Allan Oocumma, Eastern Band of Cherokees Community Foundation board members are: Ellison Rudd, Dorothy Posey, J.L. Burgess, Tom Haigler, and Frela Beck. If you are interested in hearing more about the Foundation and the possibility of becoming a board member, please contact Sue LeLievre at: 800-201-9532 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 $145 million in assets, the NCCF sustains 1,000 plus funds and 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 67 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 nccommunityfoundation.org and Facebook.