The board of advisors of the Eastern Band of Cherokees Community Foundation is currently accepting grant requests for community projects funded from its community fund, according to Jeannie Arkansas, board president.

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations that serve general charitable needs in the Qualla Boundary.

Applications are available online only beginning July 10. Visit this page for information about applying online. The deadline for submitting applications is noon Aug. 25.

The Eastern Band of Cherokees 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 Arkansas, board members are: Frela Owl Beck (vice-president), Carla Jamison (secretary), Sarah Davis, Mary Jane Ferguson, Norma Moss and Lisa Wiggins.

For further information, contact any board member or NCCF Regional Associate Sue LeLievre at 800-201-9532.

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