RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications for projects funded from its statewide Women’s Fund, according to Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, president and CEO.

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations that sponsor programming that supports women and/or families, with particular emphasis on women’s health and leadership issues. Programs must serve areas within the NCCF’s 66-county service area. (To find counties served by NCCF, visit nccommunityfoundation.org.)

Applications will only be accepted online and are due on or before Friday, Sept. 16, at 5 p.m. Applications and more information about submissions are available at nccommunityfoundation.org; or by writing to The Women’s Fund, North Carolina Community Foundation, 4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 524, Raleigh, NC 27609.

This year the fund will award a total of $9,000. Grant amounts typically range from $1,000 to $2,000. Grant recipients will be informed of the grants committee's decisions in early November, 2011.

The statewide Women’s Fund awarded grants in 2010 to Albemarle Hopeline, based in Elizabeth City; Girls Incorporated of the Albemarle, also in Elizabeth City; the Healing Place of Wake County; My Sister’s House, Inc., serving Rocky Mount; ARTS North Carolina, based in Raleigh; and Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc., based in Wilmington.

The grants committee of the Statewide Women’s Fund is comprised of representatives of the NCCF’s local women’s giving circles and other female community leaders from across North Carolina. NCCF supports regionally based giving programs across the state, including the Bertie-Hertford Women’s Fund; Women Givers of Northeast North Carolina (Camden, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties); the Currituck-Dare Women’s Fund; the Women’s Giving Network of Wake County; the Art of Giving, a collective of Triangle women; and the Women Givers of Nash-Rocky Mount. Additional women’s giving programs are in the early stages of development.

About NCCF

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 nccommunityfoundation.org and Facebook.


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