The board of advisors of the Eastern Band of Cherokees Community Foundation will begin accepting grant applications from nonprofits serving needs in the local community.
Funds are available for nonprofit organizations serving tribal members in Swain, Jackson, Cherokee, Graham and Haywood counties. Grants typically range from $500 to $1,000.
Applications are available beginning Friday, July 8. Visit nccommunityfoundation.org for information about applying. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, Aug. 9 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 Eastern Band of the Cherokees Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF).
“Our nonprofits are vitally important in our community,” said Savannah Ferguson, board president. “We are excited to provide this opportunity in support of their work.”
For further information, contact Tyran Hill, NCCF program officer, at email@example.com or (828) 772-1886.
The Eastern Band of the Cherokees Community Foundation (EBCCF) 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 organizations within the Qualla Boundary.
The EBCCF board advises the Eastern Band of the Cherokees Unrestricted Fund to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annually.
Advisory board members live and work in the Qualla Boundary, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Ferguson, board members include Lisa Wiggins (secretary/treasurer), Jodie Owle Cook, Michael Cooper, Myra Cloer, Sarah Davis, Samantha Ferguson, Carla Jamison, Carmen Nations and Lambert Wilson.
The Eastern Band of the Cherokees 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 Eastern Band of the Cherokees 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 nccommunityfoundation.org.
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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