Chowan Community Funds Foundation awards more than $19,000 in local grants

Pictured are Chowan Community Funds Foundation board members and representatives from nonprofit grant award winners at the annual grants ceremony.

The board of advisors of the Chowan Community Funds Foundation recently announced $19,250 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund and the Ann L. Sams Endowment.

This year the board granted:

  • $2,000 to the Albemarle commission Senior Nutrition Program for Meals on Wheels
  • $500 to the Chowan Edenton Environmental Group for Citizens Scientists promoting CHANGE (Conservation of History and Nature through Group Engagement)
  • $1,000 for the Dream Hunt & Fishing Program for their programs and events
  • $2,000 for the Edenton-Chowan Food Pantry for their Children’s Summer Nutrition Program (referred to as CSNP)
  • $750.00 to Prevent Blindness North Carolina for the Star Pupils Chowan County program
  • $1,500 to Chowan/Perquimans Smart Start Partnership for Reach Out and Read
  • $1,500 to Special Olympics North Carolina for the Special Olympics North Carolina-Chowan County
  • $2,000 to Caregiver’s Day Out, Inc. for their programs and events
  • $2,000 to the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Edenton/Chowan county for the Junior Staff
  • $500 to the Edenton Historical Commission for the restoration and preservation of 1825 Chowan County Jail
  • $2,000 to the Edenton Farmers Market for Educational Paths to Healthier Residents
  • $1,500 to Kids First, Inc. for the Accredited Child Abuse Treatment and Prevention Program
  • $500 to the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern NC for general operating for funding a famil
  • $500 to the Albemarle Hopeline for their operations
  • $1,000 to the North Carolina Symphony Society for the Music Discovery for Chowan County Preschoolers program

Lynne Layton, 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,” she said. “We are grateful to the many generous individuals and organizations that have supported our work to inspire philanthropy across our community.”