Community grants available from the Craven County Community Foundation (June 2021)

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

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations serving the local community in Craven County and will be awarded from the community grantmaking fund. Grants typically range from $500 to $15,000. 

Applications are available beginning June 25th, 2021. Visit for information about applying. The deadline for applications is July 27th at noon. Grants are funded through the affiliate’s unrestricted endowment fund for changing community needs, the Brian Fisher Endowment to support nonprofits in the field of medicine and healing, the Harry and Virginia Killian Endowment and the Richard Chapman Cleve Fund to support general charitable purposes, and the Nelson Family Memorial Endowment to support youth, the elderly, and health related needs.

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 Craven County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.

“Craven County is stronger thanks to the work of the many nonprofits that serve our community,” said Jim Congleton, board president. “We are honored to offer grants to help continue their important missions.”

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

About the Craven County Community Foundation

The Craven 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 1991 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 Craven County. 

The CCCF board advises the Craven 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 Craven County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Congleton, board members include: Peter Moeller (vice president), Lee Knott (treasurer), Dan Roberts (secretary), Susan Braaten, James Briley, Martha Cook, Charles Cushman, Marc Finlayson, Joe Geiger, Pat Glasgow, Tyler Harris, John King, Greg Peacock, Dan Pritchett, Jon Segal, Linda Staunch, Alice Tolson, Susan Ward and Rex Willis.

The Craven 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 Craven 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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