Community grants available from the Chowan Community Funds Foundation (March 2022)

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

Grants typically range from $500 to $5,000.

The Foundation’s grants are made from two funds:  Applications are available beginning March 11. Visit for information about applying. The deadline for applications is April 12 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 Chowan Community Funds Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF).

“These grants provide an opportunity for our nonprofits to grow their local impact,” said Chris Ford, board president. “Their work makes Chowan County stronger and we’re honored to support them.”

For further information, contact Anne Sorhagen, NCCF program officer, at or 910-202-6727.  

About the Chowan Community Funds Foundation

The Chowan Community Funds Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes and partner for donors. The CCFF was founded in 2006 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 Chowan County.

The CCFF board advises the Chowan County Community Fund, the unrestricted community grantmaking fund, to support local needs, and the Ann L. Sams Endowment Fund. The competitive grants program is held annually. 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 Roger Coleman (vice president), Paul Hicks (treasurer and secretary), Liz Brentjens, John Bryant, Cynthia Harding, Lynne Layton, Landon Mason, W. Brock Mitchell, and Donna Winborne.

The Chowan Community Funds Foundation, through 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 Chowan Community Funds 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. For more information, visit

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