Moore Women present first grants

The members of the Moore Women’s giving circle announce their first grant awards, according to Susie Buchanan, Elizabeth Cox and Caroline Eddy of the program’s Leadership Committee.

Moore Women gave a total of $15,000 to four nonprofit organizations that provides valuable programs to women and children in the area. This year’s nonprofit recipients include:

  • Communities in Schools of Moore County – sharing ways for children at risk to “reach new heights”
  • Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines - purchase uniform pieces and other insignia for two local troops in Midway and Southern Pines.
  • Northern Moore Resource Center – HOPE (Harnessing Opportunity-Promoting Education) through a preschool project.
  • Partners for Children & Families – providing free age-appropriate books to the children and families with the most need.

The grants were awarded at a reception Jan. 6 at the Weymouth Center. Eddy thanked the Moore Women Giving Circle members, whose annual dues provide resources for local grantmaking. “The power of collective giving has made this a longtime dream for many of us here this evening,” she said. The giving circle was honored to have members of the Girl Scouts and the Boys and Girls Club attend the grants reception.

Moore Women also has an endowment to accompany its gift fund.  For further information on joining the Moore Women’s Giving Circle please contact Susie Buchanan at 910-585-4058 or Mary Anne Howard, NCCF regional associate at 919-256-6924. 

Moore Women -- A Giving Circle is a fund under the Moore County Community Foundation, which is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.