Brunswick County Community Foundation awards $7,240 in grants

The board of advisors of the Brunswick County Community Foundation has awarded $5,500 in local grants from its community grantmaking fund and $1,740 from the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament Fund.

From both funds, the board granted:

“Our nonprofits are vital to our community, and we are honored to continue our support,” said Mike Gildea, advisory board president of the Brunswick County Community Foundation. “We are grateful to those who support our philanthropic work in Brunswick County.”

The Brunswick County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. For further information, contact Natalie Jenkins Peel, NCCF community leadership officer, at or visit the NCCF website at

About the Brunswick County Community Foundation

The Brunswick County Community Foundation (BCCF) was founded in 1997 and is led by a local volunteer advisory board that helps build community assets by creating permanent endowments, making grants, and leveraging leadership and partnerships – all for the benefit of Brunswick County.

The BCCF board advises the Brunswick County Community Fund, the unrestricted community grantmaking fund, and the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament Fund to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annually.

Advisory board members live and work in Brunswick County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Gildea, board members include Tom Simmons (vice president), Donovan Hendricks (treasurer), Julie Wolfe (secretary), Cindy Cheatham, Franklin Rouse, Moses Stanley, Justin Wolfe and Jason Younts.

The BCCF makes it easy to support your community. You can open an endowment for your favorite cause at any time or contribute to an existing fund in any amount. Tax-deductible contributions, made payable to the Brunswick County Community Foundation, can be mailed to the North Carolina Community Foundation, 3737 Glenwood Ave., Suite 460, Raleigh, NC 27612. Contributions can also be made online at

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. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels.

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