Chowan Community Funds Foundation awards more than $25,000 in grants

The Chowan Community Funds Foundation has awarded $25,280 in grants to organizations supporting the local community. 

The board of advisors granted: 

Funds for the grants came from CCFF’s community grantmaking fund and the Ann L. Sams Endowment.  

“These local nonprofits deserve our enthusiastic support,” said Roger Coleman, advisory board president of the Chowan Community Funds Foundation. “I’m pleased to be able to provide that support with these investments in our community.” 

CCFF is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation and is led by a local volunteer advisory board. Each year, CCFF uses dollars from its endowment funds to make grants to nonprofits that help the local community.  

Learn more about CCFF and its work in the community or make a tax-deductible donation at For further information about CCFF, contact the Eastern Community Leadership Officer 

Chowan Community Funds Foundation Advisory Board Members 

Advisory board members live and work in Chowan County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Coleman, board members include Paul Hicks (vice president), Liz Brentjens (secretary/treasurer), Mireya Alvarado, John Bryant, Robert Ford, Cynthia Harding, Marshall Jordan, Katherine Keel, Lynne Layton, Landon Mason, W. Brock Mitchell, Bill Sayre and Melvin Tatem.  

About the North Carolina Community Foundation 

The North Carolina Community Foundation 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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