$500,000 available for nonprofits in eastern NC

The start of this year’s competitive grants program of the Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment will begin July 1.

This program is the fifth annual competitive cycle from the endowment, which supports nonprofit organizations focusing on education, health, and human services in 41 eastern North Carolina counties. Those counties are: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrell, Washington, Wayne and Wilson.

The endowment was established at the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) in 2015. Grants have been made to Burevitch’s named nonprofits since then. The competitive grants program began in 2018, and has awarded a total of $2 million in an effort to improve the communities of eastern NC and the lives of people who live in them.

This opportunity will provide a total of $500,000 in funds from the Foundation, with individual grant awards ranging from $25,000 to $50,000. 

Nonprofits interested in applying for a grant should review the full request for proposals which includes guidelines, fund preferences and information on how to apply. Grant proposals must focus on education, health, and human services, and there will be some preference given to grant proposals that benefit women, the elderly, children and youth in the region or southeastern North Carolina.

Applications will be accepted beginning July 1 with a deadline of noon on July 29.

“Mrs. B,” as Burevitch was known to her friends, was a Wilmington native whose generosity was well-known in southeastern North Carolina and beyond. Burevitch passed away in September 2014, leaving behind a fortune that few knew she possessed. Her charitable giving was motivated by her generous nature and concern for the welfare of people and animals. Learn more about her philanthropy.

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $217 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $400 million in assets, NCCF sustains more than 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions, and scholarships.

NCCF partners with a network of affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance across the state. A key component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at the local, regional and national levels. 

Media contact
Amy Dominello Braun, Senior Communications & Marketing Officer
abraun@nccommunityfoundation.org, 919-256-6922