Community grants available from the Edgecombe Charitable Foundation (July 2021)

The board of advisors of the Edgecombe Charitable Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofits serving needs in the local community.

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations serving the local community in Edgecombe County and will be awarded from the community grantmaking fund. Grants typically range from $500 to $5,000 with a maximum of $10,000 for a single organization designated as an “Impact Grant.” Special consideration is given to grant proposals with a focus on education from the Mary Ferebee Howard Endowment Fund.

Applications are available beginning Friday, July 16, 2021. Visit nccommunityfoundation.org for information about applying. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, August 17 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 Edgecombe Charitable Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.

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

For further information, contact Kelly Lee, NCCF program officer, at klee@nccommunityfoundation.org or visit the NCCF website at nccommunityfoundation.org.

About the Edgecombe Charitable Foundation

The Edgecombe Charitable Foundation (ECF) is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes and partner for donors. The ECF was founded in 1995 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 Edgecombe County.

The ECF board advises the Edgecombe County Fund, the unrestricted community grantmaking fund, to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annually. Advisory board members live and work in Edgecombe County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Jenkins, board members include:  Michael Peters (Vice President), Laura Temple (Secretary), Jim C. Marrow (Grants Chair), Thomas Anderson, Natalie Bess, Alison Blodgett, Joy Chafin, W. G. Clark, IV, Carol Cobb, Jerome Creech, Linda Knight, Mears Pitt, Jane Thorne, and Alex Urquhart.

The Edgecombe Charitable 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 Edgecombe Charitable 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.

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 nccommunityfoundation.org.

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