The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) is pleased to announce the 2015 grant recipients from the statewide Women’s Fund of North Carolina, according to Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, NCCF president and CEO. The total awarded to five organizations was $13,000.

Receiving 2015 grants are:

  • Albemarle Hopeline Inc. in Elizabeth City;
  • Communities in Schools of Lee County for the SPRINT Club;
  • Oasis, Inc. in Boone for crisis intervention services for rural victims of domestic violence and sexual assault;
  • Domestic Violence Shelter and Services in Wilmington for domestic violence shelter empowerment groups;
  •  Peacemakers in Rocky Mount for the Freedom School.

“Each of these organizations helps to meet crucial needs for women and children in our state and represents the program focus areas that the statewide Women’s Fund supports,” Tolle Whiteside said. NCCF’s statewide Women’s Fund typically focuses on programming that supports women and/or children, with particular emphasis on women’s health and leadership issues. Programs must serve areas within NCCF’s 67-county service area.

The selection committee is comprised of representatives from most of NCCF’s local women’s giving programs from across the state. For a list of NCCF's local giving circles, click here.

The Women’s Fund of North Carolina will open up grantmaking for 2016 in the late summer. Watch the NCCF website and social media for dates.

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