The New Hanover County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2012 grant application cycle, and the application deadline is Friday, April 27.

            Proposals are sought from New Hanover County nonprofit organizations in support of broad charitable purposes in the areas of arts and humanities, education, the environment, health, human services, public and societal benefit and youth development.  Funds are also available for programs that promote improved race relations in New Hanover County. 

            Strong consideration will be given to projects that build charitable capacity for the non-profit through such efforts as board training, staff development, strategic planning, and efforts that promote sustainable funding for the organization.  Collaborative efforts are strongly encouraged. 

            Grants are not available for capital campaigns, capital improvements, out-of-state travel or for individuals. 

The New Hanover County Community Foundation will be hosting a grantseekers workshop on Tuesday, March 6, 9:30-10:30 a.m., in the Pine Room at the Northeast Regional Library, 1241 Military Cutoff in Wilmington.  The workshop is free, but seating is limited, so please arrive promptly. 


The 2012 application is available on the New Hanover County Community Foundation website,   

            The New Hanover County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation, and it provides endowment services to more than 85 funds.  Local board members are Patrick Moore, President; Laurie Taylor, Secretary; Ned Barclay; Ronald Copley; Eldridge Dodson; Stephen Gaskins; Frank Gibson; A.A. Rickey Godwin, III; Betty McComas, George Taylor and Thomas H. van Arsdale.

Anyone wishing to learn more about the New Hanover County Community Foundation may contact a local board member or contact 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 $145 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 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 or the North Carolina Community Foundation page on Facebook.



Patricia Lawler, NCCF Southeast Region Associate


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