The Board of Directors of the Vance County Community Foundation is offering a free workshop for non-profits in Vance County to demonstrate the foundation’s new online process for grant applications, and discover other sources of funding for their projects, according to James Edwards, Grants Committee Chair.

            The workshop will be offered on Tuesday, March 8, at 4:00 at the Chamber of Commerce office on 414 South Garnett Street in Henderson.  Seating is limited; please call 919-256-6914 to reserve a seat.           

            The Vance County Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from local non-profits for projects funded from its community fund.  Grants typically range from $100 to $1000; total grant making for 2011 will not exceed $2,500.00.

            Applications are available at www.nccommunityfoundation.org (under “Affiliates”, “Northern Piedmont”); or by writing to the Vance County Community Foundation at 4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 524, Raleigh, NC 27609.  The deadline for submitting applications is April 15.

The Vance County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF).  The community fund was established to help support

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local charitable needs through annual grants.  In addition to Edwards, Vance County Community Foundation board members are: Patricia Newhouse, Chair; Cece Leahy; Paul Harris; Brantley Pegram; Vanessa Jones; Missy Stewardson; Eva Brown; Bebe Wester; Tanya Evans, Fagan Goodwin; Keesha Rowan; and Jane Haithcock.

            For further information, contact any board member; Jeanne Lawson, Northern Piedmont Regional Associate at 919-256-6914; or visit the NCCF website at www.nccommunityfoundation.org.

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 $130 million in assets, the NCCF sustains more than 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 www.nccommunityfoundation.org and Facebook.

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NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS:

Jeanne Lawson

919-256-6914

jlawson@nccommunityfoundation.org

4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 524

Raleigh, NC   27609

 

James Edwards

Vance County Community Foundation

Jedwards@hendersondispatch.com

 

Noel McLaughlin, APR

North Carolina Community Foundation

919.256-6901

nmclaughlin@nccommunityfoundation.org

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