RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Community Foundation is pleased to announce 2009 grant recipients from the statewide Women’s Fund, according to Carrie Gray, NCCF director of donor engagement. Receiving $10,000 in grants this year are Chowan/Perquimans Smart Start Partnership, based in Edenton; Families Living Violence Free in Granville County; Girls on the Run of Catawba Valley; New Leaf Behavioral Health, which serves Wake County; and WAMY Community Action of Boone.NCCF’s statewide Women’s Fund focuses on programming that supports women and/or children, with particular emphasis on women’s health and leadership issues. Programs must serve areas within the NCCF’s 66-county service area. (Visit nccommunityfoundation.org for a map of the counties served by the NCCF.)The statewide Women’s Fund awarded grants in 2008 to Albemarle Hopeline; Girls on the Run of the Triangle; Women’s Law.org; and Raleigh Fine Arts Society. Its grants committee is comprised of representatives of the NCCF’s local women’s giving circles and other female community leaders from across North Carolina. The NCCF supports seven regionally based women’s giving programs across the state, including the Women’s Network of Wake County; Bertie-Hertford Women’s Fund; Women Givers of Northeast North Carolina (Camden, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties); Women Givers of Currituck-Dare; Women Givers of Nash-Rocky Mount; Onslow Women’s Health Fund; and Art of Giving, a collective of Triangle women sponsored in conjunction with Triangle Community Foundation. About the North Carolina Community Foundation: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 $100 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.ENDNEWS MEDIA CONTACTS:Carrie Gray, Director, Donor EngagementNorth Carolina Community Foundation919.256.6906cgray@nccommunityfoundation.orgNoel McLaughlin, APR, Director, Marketing and CommunicationsNorth Carolina Community Foundation919.256.6901nmclaughlin@nccommunityfoundation.org

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