Chowan Community Funds Foundation awards $23,960 in grants

The board of advisors of the Chowan Community Funds Foundation has awarded $23,960 in local grants from its community grantmaking fund and the Ann L. Sams Endowment Fund.

The board granted:

“We are thrilled to be able to support our community’s nonprofits in this way,” said Robert C. Ford, advisory board president of the Chowan Community Funds Foundation. “We are grateful for the work that they do.”

The Chowan Community Funds Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF). For further information, contact Natalie Jenkins Peel, NCCF community leadership officer, at

About the Chowan Community Funds Foundation

The Chowan Community Funds Foundation (CCFF) was founded in 2006 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 Chowan County.

The CCFF board advises the Chowan Community Funds Foundation, the unrestricted community grantmaking fund, to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annually.

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), Liz Brentjens, John Bryant, Cynthia Harding, Lynne Layton, Dr. Landon Mason, Brock Mitchell and Donna Winborne.

The CCFF 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 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 North Carolina Community Foundation 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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