Community grants available from the Catawba Valley Community Foundation (July 2021)

The board of advisors of the Catawba Valley Community Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofits serving needs in the local community.

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations serving Alexander, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties. Special consideration will continue to be given to applications that focus on early childhood development, mental health, and/or substance abuse. Grants typically range from $1,000 to $2,500.

Applications are available beginning Friday, July 23. Visit for information about applying. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, August 24 at noon.

Grants are not available for regranting purposes, capital campaigns, capital improvements, out-of-state travel, or for individuals. Funds are awarded by the board of advisors of the Catawba Valley Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our nonprofits to expand their impact in our local community,” said Michelle Kirby, board president. “We are excited to partner with our nonprofit community to continue supporting the Catawba Valley.”

For further information, contact Tyran Hill, NCCF program officer, at or (828) 772-1886 or visit the NCCF website at

About the Catawba Valley Community Foundation

The Catawba Valley Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes, and partner for donors. The CVCF was founded in 1997 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 the Catawba Valley.

The CVCF board advises the Catawba Valley Community Endowment to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annually. Advisory board members in live and work in the Catawba Valley, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs, and access opportunities. In addition to Kirby, board members include: Beth Rogers (secretary), Suzan Anderson, Tamara Coley, Beth Deal, Becky R. Gibbons, Gary Herman, Mandy PittsHildebrand, Brice Melton, Ralph Prestwood, Lilly Skok Bunch, Angie Story, John Teeter, and Jamie Treadaway.

The Catawba Valley 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 Catawba Valley 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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