Community grants available from the Craven County Community Foundation (June 2022)

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

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

Applications are available beginning June 24. Visit for information about applying. The deadline for applications is July 26 at noon.

Grants are funded through the affiliate’s unrestricted endowment fund for 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 (NCCF).

“We are privileged to be able to offer these grants in support of the many nonprofits that serve Craven County,” said Jim Congleton, board president. “Last year, we awarded over $200,000 in community grants and we encourage nonprofits to apply for consideration.”

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

About the Craven County Community Foundation

The Craven 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 Craven 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 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), Dan Roberts (secretary), Lee Knott (treasurer),  Joseph Anderson, Susan Braaten, James Briley, Martha Cook, Charles Cushman, Marc Finlayson, Joe Geiger, Brenda George, Pat Glasgow, Tyler Harris, John King, Ed Mitchell, Greg Peacock, Dan Pritchett, Jon Segal, Linda Staunch, Alice Tolson, Susan Ward and Rex Willis.

The Craven 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 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 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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