Brunswick County Community Foundation awards more than $4,000 in local grants

Board members of the Brunswick County Community Foundation and awarded grants to local nonprofit organizations. Pictured (left to right) are: Keri Godwin and Mary Collins, Roosevelt & Marlowe Education and Recreational Foundation; Kelly Helbig, Jack Helbig Memorial Foundation; J.C. Lyle, Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministries (WARM); Lynn Patterson, Prevent Blindness NC; Charles Jackson, Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA); Franklin Rouse, BCCF board member; Stephanie Bowen, BFA; Laurie Taylor, Lower Cape Fear Hospice; Heather Holbrook, BCCF board member; Terri Godwin Hyman, Roosevelt & Marlowe Education and Recreational Foundation; Jayne Mathews, BCCF board member; Barb Patten, BCCF board president; and Cindy Cheatham, BCCF board member.

The board of advisors of the Brunswick County Community Foundation announces $4,030 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund.

This year’s nonprofit recipients are:

  • $1,000 to Brunswick Family Assistance Agency, Inc. for BFA Emergency Food Pantry
  • $500 to Jack Helbig Memorial Foundation for Water Safety Literacy Project
  • $530 to Lower Cape Fear Hospice for literature for Brunswick patients
  • $1,000 to Prevent Blindness North Carolina for Star Pupils Brunswick County
  • $500 to Roosevelt and Ruth Marlow Educational & Recreational Foundation for playground equipment for Marlow Park
  • $500 to Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, Inc. for summer mission teams rebuild Brunswick County homes

Barbara Patten, board president, thanked the community for its support of the Brunswick County Community Foundation. “These grants are important to our community and our quality of life,” she said. “Critical programs would not be possible without the generosity of many individuals and organizations that have supported Brunswick County’s community grantmaking fund.