The board of directors of the Futrell-Mauldin Community Foundation for Greater Rocky Mount announces 2011 awards from its community fund, according to Sam Johnson, board president. The board awarded nearly $26,400 in grants to local nonprofit organizations.

This year’s nonprofit recipients include:

  • Animal Crackers: $1,000 to support a spay and neuter project;
  • Buck Leonard Association for Sports & Human Enrichment, Inc.: $2,500 to support a youth softball and baseball project for inner city children;
  • Delta Center for Life Development: $2,000 to provide access to the Parker Middle School Spelling Bee;
  • Down East Partnership for Children: $9,000 for general operating costs;
  • Friends of the Rocky Mount Arts Center: $2,250 for the Killebrew Project;
  • My Sister's House: $2,000 to assist with outreach services;
  • Tar River Choral & Orchestral Society: $2,500 to support the introduction of the orchestra to fifth grade students;
  • Boy Scouts of America - Tar River District: $1,100 for scholarships for scouts;
  • United Community Ministries: $4,000 for its ‘House the Children’ program.

The Futrell-Mauldin board hosted grant recipients and presented their checks. Johnson thanked the community for support of the Futrell-Mauldin Foundation. “These grants are important to our community and our quality of life,” he said. “Critical programs would not be possible without the generosity of many individuals and organizations that have supported Futrell-Mauldin’s community fund.”

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