The board of advisors of the Watauga County Community Foundation (WCCF) announces the opening of its 2012 grants cycle. Charitable organizations are invited to apply for financial support for local projects through WCCF until the April 7 deadline.
In its 19th year of grant making, the WCCF has up to $12,000 to award for 2012, with contributions from two funds: the Watauga Legacy Fund and the Armfield and Rachel Rivers Coffey Memorial Fund. Grant amounts typically range from $500 to $2,000.
The community foundation’s grant process is entirely online again in 2012 and can be accessed at www.nccommunityfoundation.org. Select the Watauga affiliate and follow the prompts. For those without computer or Internet access, local libraries have computers available for the public to use free of charge.
The Watauga County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the statewide North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF). WCCF was created in 1993 and has 28 endowment funds.
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 $145 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 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 nccommunityfoundation.org and Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
NEWS MEDIA CONTACTS:
John Francis, NCCF Regional Associate (after March 2)
Sally Migliore, NCCF Director of Community Leadership
Noel McLaughlin, NCCF Director of Marketing and Communications