Community grants available from the New Hanover County Community Foundation (March 2022)

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

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations serving New Hanover County and will be awarded from the following funds:

Grants typically range from $500 – $2,500. 

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 New Hanover County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.

“Our community is better because of our nonprofit organizations,” said Justin Burgess, board president. “We are thrilled to continue our tradition of serving these institutions in New Hanover County by offering these grants.”

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

About the New Hanover County Community Foundation

The New Hanover County Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes, and partner for donors. The NHCCF was founded in 1987 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 New Hanover County.

The NHCCF board advises the New Hanover 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 New Hanover County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs, and access opportunities. In addition to Burgess, board members include Charles Earney (treasurer), Anna Van Rens Taylor (secretary), Jon Alper, Ned Barclay, Patrick Boykin, Ron Copley, Eldridge Dodson, Stephen Gaskins, Frank Gibson, Martin Green, Chris Hoenig, Patrick Moore, Hollis Moye Ray, Jane Rippy, Frankie Roberts, and Kristi Sullivan.

The New Hanover 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 New Hanover 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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