Community grants available from the Macon County Community Foundation (July 2021)

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

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations serving the local community in Macon County and will be awarded from the community grantmaking fund. Grants typically range from $500 to $2,500.

Applications are available beginning Friday, July 9. Visit for information about applying. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, August 10 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 Macon County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our nonprofits to expand their impact in our local community,” said Lisa Leatherman, board president. “We are excited to partner with our nonprofit community to continue supporting Macon.”

For further information, contact Tyran Hill, NCCF program officer, at or (828) 772-1886 or visit the NCCF website at

About the Macon County Community Foundation

The Macon County Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes and partner for donors. The MCCF was founded in 1991 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 Macon County.

The MCCF board advises the Macon County Unrestricted Endowment Fund to support local needs. Advisory board members in live and work in Macon County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities.

In addition to Leatherman, board members include: Claire Suminski (Secretary), Louise Henry, Regina Lupoli, Randy Phillips, Emily Ritter, and Karen Stiwinter.

The Macon 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 Macon 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 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

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