Community grants available from the Cherokee County Community Foundation (July 2022)

The board of advisors of the Cherokee County Community Foundation will begin accepting grant applications from nonprofits serving needs in the local community.

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations serving Cherokee County and will be awarded from the community grantmaking fund. Grants typically range from $500 to $1,000. 

Applications are available beginning July 22. Visit for information about applying. The deadline for applications is noon on Aug. 23.

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 Cherokee County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF).

“The nonprofit organizations in Cherokee do so much in support of our community,” said Kate DeLong, board president. “We are excited to have this opportunity to provide them with the opportunity to expand their impact.”

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

About the Cherokee County Community Foundation

The Cherokee County Community Foundation (CCCF) was founded in 1991 and is led by a local volunteer advisory board that helps build community assets by creating permanent endowments, making grants and leveraging leadership – all for the benefit of Cherokee 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 Cherokee County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to DeLong, board members include Terelle Harr (vice president), Brenda Blount (secretary/treasurer,) Ashley Butcher, Kathryn Jenkins and Timothy Radford.

The Cherokee County Community Foundation 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 Cherokee 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. F

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