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

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

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations serving Lenoir County and will be awarded from the community grantmaking fund, Warren and Barbara Perry Fund, and the Oakland Fund, which supports youth and education services and programs. Grants typically range from $500 – $3,000.

Applications are available beginning March 18. Visit for information about applying. The deadline for applications is April 19 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 Lenoir County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF).

For further information, contact Anne Sorhagen, NCCF program officer, at or 910-202-6727.

About the Lenoir County Community Foundation

The Lenoir County Community Foundation (LCCF) is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes, and partner for donors. The LCCF was founded in 1993 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 Lenoir County.

The LCCF board advises the Lenoir 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 Lenoir County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs, and access opportunities. Board members include Chris Segal (president), Sandy Skirving (vice president), Jimmette Graham (Secretary), Chris Henderson (Treasurer), Lee Albritton, Rev. Reginald Bradshaw, Ann Cherry, Yesenia Cuello, Beth Edwards, Greg Hannibal, Kim Hazelgrove, Chris Henderson, Stephen Hill, Wade Howell, Dana Letchworth, Laura Pressly, James Purnell, Frances Theodorakis, Leraine Tolston, Michael Whitfield, and Betty Blaine Worthington.

The Lenoir County Community 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 Lenoir 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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