Community grants available from the Duplin Foundation for Youth Advancement

The board of advisors of the Duplin Foundation for Youth Advancement is currently accepting grant applications from area nonprofits focusing on youth in the local community.

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations in Duplin county. Priority is given to proposals that incorporate a holistic approach and include one or more of the following focus areas:

  • Motivate youth to stay and succeed in school
  • Foster positive youth-adult engagement through mentoring
  • Strengthen gang awareness and prevention efforts
  • Promote participation in philanthropy
  • Provide leadership opportunities and employment skills training
  • Increase likelihood of a successful transition to adulthood
  • Develop financial literacy
  • Encourage engagement in community service
  • Promote mental and physical health and well-being

Applications are available online beginning June 28 and the deadline for applications is noon July 30.

“This is a great opportunity for local nonprofits to expand their impact in our community,” said Bob Kornegay, Duplin County Community Foundation board president. “We are excited to partner with nonprofit leaders to create lasting change in the community.”