Community grants available from the Onslow Caring Communities Foundation (March 2022)

The board of advisors of the Onslow Caring Communities Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofits serving needs in the local community.

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

Grants from the first two funds typically range from $750 – $3,000, while grants from the Dallas Fred Allen Endowment Fund typically range from $5,000 to $20,000.

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 Onslow Caring Communities Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.

“Onslow County is stronger because of the nonprofits that serve our community,” said Robert Sheegog, board president. “We are honored to offer these grants to support their missions.”

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

About the Onslow Caring Communities Foundation

The Onslow Caring Communities Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes, and partner for donors. The OCCF was founded in 2000 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 Onslow County.

The OCCF board advises the Onslow Caring 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 Onslow County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs, and access opportunities. In addition to Sheegog, board members include Susan Stevenson (vice president), Korene Marsh (secretary), Ann Marie Raymond (treasurer), Pete Burgess, Julie Henderson, Joseph Jarman, Ann Maready, Kevin McConnell, Debbi Rouse, Julee Sewell, Steve Wangerin, and Gregory Williams.

The Onslow Caring Communities 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 Onslow Caring Communities 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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