Columbus County Community Foundation awards more than $73,000 in grants

The board of advisors of the Columbus County Community Foundation has awarded $73,620 in local grants from its community grantmaking funds.

The board granted:

Last year the board awarded nearly $8,000 in grants. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Columbus County Community Foundation was able to award substantially more this year.

“We are so grateful for this opportunity to provide additional support for our Columbus County nonprofit organizations,” said Lisa Richey, president of the Columbus County Community Foundation. “We could not be prouder to support these important organizations and are thankful for the many generous individuals and organizations that support philanthropy in our community.”

The Columbus County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. For further information, contact Natalie Jenkins Peel, NCCF community leadership officer, at or 252-562-9824.

About the Columbus County Community Foundation

The Columbus County Community Foundation (CCCF) was founded in 1999 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 Columbus County.

The CCCF board advises the 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 leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Richey, board members are Adam Wooten (vice president), Becky High (secretary/treasurer), Amber Bellamy, Jess Hill, Pamela Young-Jacobs, Randolph Keaton, Christopher Russell, Vickie Sasser, Terray F. Suggs, Andy Wayne and O. Richard Wright.

The CCCF 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 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 North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) 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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