Columbus County Community Foundation awards $7,870 in local grants

The board of advisors of the Columbus County Community Foundation recently announced $7,870 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund.

The board granted awards of $1,124.29 to the following nonprofits:

Lisa Richey, board president, thanked the community for its continued support of the Columbus County Community Foundation.  “Nonprofits are the bedrock of our community,” she said. “We’re honored to grant to these organizations that help our area thrive.”

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

About the Columbus County Community Foundation

The Columbus County Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes and partner for donors. The CCCF was founded in 1999 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 Columbus County. The CCCF board advises the Columbus County Community Fund, the unrestricted community grantmaking fund, to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annually. Advisory board members live and work in Columbus County, positioning them to strategically – End – leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Richey, board members include: Adam Wooten (vice president), Becky High (treasurer and secretary), Amber Bellamy, Henry Edmund, Jess Hill, Randolph Keaton, Liz McLean, Chris Russell, Vickie Sasser, Terray Suggs, Andy Wayne, Kevin Williamson and Richard Wright. The Columbus County Community 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 Columbus County Community 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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