Community grants available from the Lee County Community Foundation (March 2022)

The board of advisors of the Lee County Community Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofits serving needs in the local community.

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations serving Lee County and will be awarded from the community grantmaking fund, the Betty Sauls Memorial Endowment, the Lisa Lynn McBryde Memorial Endowment, and the Warren and Imogene Kinder Owens Memorial Endowment. Grants typically range from $1,000 – $3,000.

Applications are available beginning March 25. Visit for information about applying. The deadline for applications is April 26 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 Lee County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.

“These grants provide an opportunity for our nonprofits to grow their local impact,” said David Spivey, board president. “Their work makes Lee County stronger and we’re honored to support them.”

For further information, contact Kelly Lee, NCCF program officer, at or 252-557-0749.

About the Lee County Community Foundation

The Lee County Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes, and partner for donors. The LCCF was founded in 1997 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 Lee County.

The LCCF board advises the Lee County Community Fund, the unrestricted community grantmaking fund, to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annually. Advisory board members live and work in Lee County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs, and access opportunities. In addition to Spivey, board members include Mikeal Basinger (vice president), Linda Foushee (secretary), Mark Akinosho, Jan Hayes, Bob Joyce, Steve Malloy, Margaret Murchison, and Terry Russell.

The Lee County Community Foundation, through 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 Lee 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. For more information, visit

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