Carteret Community Foundation awards more than $80,000 in grants

The Carteret Community Foundation (CCF) has awarded $81,138 in grants to programs supporting the local community.

The board of advisors granted:

Funds for the grants came from CCF’s community grantmaking fund, the J.O. and Ruth Barbour Memorial Fund for Elementary Education in Carteret County, the J.O. and Ruth Barbour Memorial Fund for Wildlife Habitat Conservation, the Octagon Endowment of John R. and Lois B. Jones, and Pearl’s Pantry Fund.

“We’re happy to play a role in supporting these organizations,” said Terry Robertson, advisory board president of the Carteret Community Foundation. “The work they do in our community is critical.”

CCF President Terry Robertson addresses the crowd at a reception celebrating grant recipients at the Coral Bay Club in Atlantic Beach on Dec. 1.

CCF is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation and is led by a local volunteer advisory board. Each year, CCF uses dollars from its endowment funds to make grants to local nonprofit organizations. Since it was founded in 2005, CCF has provided nearly $1 million in grants to Carteret County nonprofit programs.

Learn more about CCF and its work in the community or make a tax-deductible donation at For further information about CCF, contact Natalie Jenkins Peel at

Carteret Community Foundation Advisory Board Members

Advisory board members live and work in Carteret County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Robertson, board members include Michelle Gregory (vice president), Beth Henry (secretary), Chuck Jordan (treasurer), Sammy Brooks, Bart Farrell, Ray Harris, Debbi Harvell, Corey Lewis, Richard McIntyre, Powell Osteen, Ginger Parker, Wayne Schriever, Susan Sullivan, Jan Sutton, Denise Warren and Brittany Wheatly.

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) is the only statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered over $243 million in grants since 1988. With more than $440 million in assets, NCCF sustains more than 1,200 endowments and partners with a network of affiliates to award grants and scholarships in communities across the state.

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

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