Supporting Community Needs

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Just a small example of projects that grants supported:<\/p>","needs":[{"fieldset":"faca0c8a5f7e414b85b7eb01fe727fa4","fieldset_slug":"_block_map","description":"Bridging the behavioral health gap at East Carolina State University"},{"fieldset":"faca0c8a5f7e414b85b7eb01fe727fa4","fieldset_slug":"_block_map","description":"Purchasing books for libraries in Johnston County"},{"fieldset":"faca0c8a5f7e414b85b7eb01fe727fa4","fieldset_slug":"_block_map","description":"Conserving and protecting the Eno River in Durham County"},{"fieldset":"faca0c8a5f7e414b85b7eb01fe727fa4","fieldset_slug":"_block_map","description":"Purchasing a new cooler\/freezer for a food pantry in the Catawba Valley"},{"fieldset":"faca0c8a5f7e414b85b7eb01fe727fa4","fieldset_slug":"_block_map","description":"Buying white boards for the Burke County Literacy Council"},{"fieldset":"faca0c8a5f7e414b85b7eb01fe727fa4","fieldset_slug":"_block_map","description":"Buying supplies for a new forensics class at a Montgomery County high school"},{"fieldset":"faca0c8a5f7e414b85b7eb01fe727fa4","fieldset_slug":"_block_map","description":"Making over rooms for caregivers and their children with special needs in New Hanover County"},{"fieldset":"faca0c8a5f7e414b85b7eb01fe727fa4","fieldset_slug":"_block_map","description":"Supporting a farmworker health program in Macon County"},{"fieldset":"faca0c8a5f7e414b85b7eb01fe727fa4","fieldset_slug":"_block_map","description":"Granting wishes for children with critical medical conditions in Carteret County"}],"subheading_1":"Supporting Eastern North Carolina, Women and Youth","content_2":"<p>In its fourth year, the <a href=\"\/apply\/grants\/louise-oriole-burevitch-endowment\">Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment<\/a> provided $500,000 to nonprofits serving education, health and human services in eastern North Carolina through a competitive grant program. The endowment also provided additional funding for other organizations that aligned with her philanthropic vision of supporting the welfare of people and animals.<\/p>\r\n<p>&ldquo;Mrs. B,&rdquo; as Burevitch was known to her friends, <a href=\"\/apply\/grants\/louise-oriole-burevitch-endowment\/mrs-b-a-generous-life-fuels-a-forever-legacy\">was a Wilmington native whose generosity was well known in southeastern North Carolina and beyond<\/a>. The NCCF endowment has been granting to Burevitch&rsquo;s named nonprofits since 2015 and applications have been accepted for grants since 2018.<\/p>","green_quote_1":"\u201cIt would please Mrs. Burevitch to no end to see that her generosity is unfolding just as she hoped and dreamed. Her kind spirit of giving is continuing to touch lives across the generations and to make a difference to the causes that touched her heart.\u201d","green_citation_1":"Beth Boney Jenkins, NCCF development officer for eastern nc","subheading_2":"Growth in Women\u2019s Giving","content_3":"<p>In 2021, the <a href=\"\/giving-circle\/the-womens-fund-of-north-carolina\">Women&rsquo;s Fund of North Carolina<\/a>, a program of NCCF that supports nonprofits and programs serving women and girls across the state, focused their grantmaking on programs that were women-led or supporting women&rsquo;s leadership. The fund experienced substantial growth in applications. Over $17,500 in grants were <a href=\"\/news\/the-womens-fund-of-north-carolina-announces-more-than-17500-grants-to-organizations-led-by-women\">handed out<\/a>, but the impact of the Women&rsquo;s Fund did not stop there.<\/p>\r\n<p>Because the number of applications received tripled, the Burevitch endowment matched the Women&rsquo;s Fund, making an additional $17,500 in grants.<\/p>\r\n<p>&ldquo;During a tough time for our state, this fund made an impact by supporting programs that advance women and their leadership,&rdquo; said Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, NCCF President &amp; CEO. &ldquo;The needs were so great. It was clear there was more to do and the Burevitch endowment helped to fill that need.&rdquo;<\/p>\r\n<p>2021 also saw NCCF&rsquo;s inaugural year of grantmaking for the <a href=\"\/list-of-funds\/women-for-women-of-pitt-county-endowment\">Women for Women of Pitt County Endowment<\/a>. Founded in 2005, the endowment supports nonprofits that create hope, change and a brighter future for women and girls locally and has a deep history of grantmaking and community impact in Pitt County.<\/p>\r\n<p>In 2020 Women for Women of Pitt County met its goal of being able to provide grants in perpetuity without additional fundraising. However, this highlighted the need for streamlining processes and additional oversight. Now endowed with NCCF, the endowment in 2021&nbsp;<a href=\"\/communities\/coastal-plain-south\/pitt-county\/applying-for-grants\/women-for-women-of-pitt-county-grants-awarded\">granted $75,000<\/a> to food and meals programs, leadership programs and counseling and emergency victim assistance, bringing the endowment's total to&nbsp;$825,000 in local grants.<\/p>","green_quote_2":"\u201cOur Board of Directors felt very confident that NCCF was the right philanthropic partner. We trust the NCCF team to critically assess the needs of our grant applicants and competently manage our endowment to continue to support programs for the women and girls of our community.\u201d ","green_citation_2":"Allyson Daugherty, former board chair of Women for Women of Pitt County","subheading_3":"The Need for Accurate Reporting in Our Communities","content_4":"<p>With the addition of new funding partners, the <a href=\"https:\/\/www.nclocalnews.org\/\">North Carolina Local News Lab Fund<\/a> at NCCF awarded its <a href=\"\/news\/nc-local-news-lab-fund-awards-largest-round-of-grant-funding-to-date-with-new-nc-funding-partners\">largest round of grant funding to date<\/a>.<\/p>\r\n<p>This pooled fund supports racial and class equity by working to ensure North Carolina&rsquo;s marginalized communities can find, trust and use the news and information they need.<\/p>\r\n<p>The 2021 round of grants reinforced the capacity of trusted organizations to reach and inform communities about the pandemic, vaccines and civic life, focusing on those serving and led by Black, Hispanic\/Latino\/Latinx, rural, poor and disconnected people.<\/p>","green_quote_3":"\u201cOur growth in grant funding allowed us to better support organizations that are trusted voices filling in information and reporting gaps in many of our marginalized communities.\u201d","green_citation_3":"Lizzy Hazeltine, Fund Director for the NC Local News Lab 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