Community grants available from the Edgecombe Charitable Foundation (July 2022)

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

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations serving 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 for 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 July 15. Visit for information about applying. The deadline for applications is noon on Aug. 16.

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 (NCCF).

“We are grateful for the work of the many nonprofits that serve Edgecombe County,” said Michael Peters, board president. “It is an honor to be able to offer these grants to help them in their important missions.”

For further information, contact Kelly Lee, NCCF program officer, at or (252) 557-0278.

About the Edgecombe Charitable Foundation

The Edgecombe Charitable Foundation (ECF) was founded in 1995 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 Edgecombe County.

The ECF board advises the 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 Peters, board members are Joy Chafin (vice president), Laura Temple (secretary), Mary Jane Jenkins (grants chair), Thomas Anderson, Natalie Bess, Alison Blodgett, Carol Cobb, Jerome Creech, Linda Knight, Jim C. Marrow, Mears Pitt, Jane Thorne and Alex Urquhart.

The Edgecombe Charitable 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 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

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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