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

The Chowan Community Funds Foundation, a North Carolina Community Foundation affiliate, has awarded $25,630 in grants to organizations supporting the local community.

The board of advisors granted:

“Supporting these local organizations is a privilege,” said Chris Ford, advisory board president of the Chowan Community Funds Foundation. “They provide so many great services for our community.”

Funds for 2024 grants came from CCFF’s community grantmaking fund and the Ann L. Sams Endowment. Each year, CCFF’s local volunteer advisory board uses dollars from its endowment funds to make grants to eligible local organizations, including nonprofits, local governments, schools and churches.

Visit to learn more about CCFF and its work in the community or make a tax-deductible donation. For information about CCFF, contact the eastern region 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 Ford, board members include Liz Brentjens (secretary/treasurer), John Bryant, Cynthia Harding, Marshall Jordan, Kathy Keel, Lynne Layton, Landon Mason, Brock Mitchell and Bill Sayre.

About the North Carolina Community Foundation
The North Carolina Community Foundation brings together generous people and connects them to causes and organizations they care about, with a focus on inspiring lasting and meaningful philanthropy in the state’s rural communities.

With $400 million in assets, NCCF sustains over 1,200 endowments and partners with donors and a network of affiliates in 60 counties to strengthen our state. By stewarding and growing donors’ gifts, NCCF makes a powerful impact through a robust grants and scholarships program, awarding over $270 million since 1988.
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