Chowan Community Funds Foundation awards $21,680 in local grants

The board of advisors of the Chowan Community Funds Foundation recently announced $21,680 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund and the Ann L. Sams Endowment fund.

The board granted:

Dr. Chris Ford, board president, thanked the community for its continued support of the Chowan Community Funds Foundation.  “We are proud to support these nonprofit programs that are so vital to the community,” he said. “We are grateful to the many generous individuals and organizations that have supported our work to inspire philanthropy across our community.”

For further information, contact Natalie Jenkins Peel, NCCF community leadership officer, at or visit the NCCF website at

About the Chowan Community Funds Foundation  

The Chowan Community Funds Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes and partner for donors. The CCFF was founded in 2006 and is led by a local volunteer advisory board that helps build community assets through the creation of permanent endowments, makes grants and leverages leadership – all for the benefit of Chowan County. The CCFF board advises the Chowan County Community Fund, the unrestricted community grantmaking fund, to support local needs and the Ann Sams Fund. The competitive grants program is held annual. Advisory board members live and work in Chowan County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Ford, board members include: Roger Coleman (vice president), Paul Hicks (treasurer and secretary), Eula Beasley, Liz Brentjens, John Bryant, Cynthia Harding, Lynne Layton, Dr. Landon Mason, Brock Mitchell and Donna Winborne. The Chowan Community Funds Foundation, through the NCCF, makes it easy to become a philanthropist, whatever your means or charitable goals. 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 Chowan Community Funds 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 NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $184 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $290 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. The 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. For more information, visit

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