The Board of Directors of the Vance County Community Foundation is currently accepting grant requests for community projects funded from its community fund, according to James Edwards, Grants Chair.

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations that serve general charitable needs in Vance County. 

The grant application has moved to an online process for the community grant-making cycle.  To demonstrate the online application process and discuss other sources of funding, Jeanne Lawson of the North Carolina Community Foundation will hold a free, one-hour workshop at the Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, March 8 at 4:00. Seating is limited; call 919-256-6914 to reserve a space.

            Grant applications are available at (under “Affiliates” then “Vance County.”) The deadline for submitting applications is April 15. The total amount given away in grants will not exceed $2,500.

The Vance County 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 Edwards, Vance County Community Foundation board members are: Patricia Newhouse, Chair; Brantley Pegram; Paul Harris; Missy Stewardson; Cece Leahy; Bebe Wester, Vanessa Jones; Tanya Evans; Eva Brown; Keesha Rowan; Jane Haithcock; and Fagan Goodwin.

            For further information, contact any board member; Northern Piedmont

Regional Associate Jeanne Lawson at 919-256-6914 or visit the NCCF website at

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 over 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 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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Jeanne Lawson

Northern Piedmont Development Associate



James Edwards


Noel McLaughlin, APR

Director, Marketing and Communications

North Carolina Community Foundation


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