Community grants available from the Wake County Community Foundation (June 2022)

The board of advisors of the Wake County Community Foundation will begin accepting grant applications from nonprofits serving needs in the local community.

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations serving Wake County and will be awarded from the community grantmaking fund and Friends of BOMA Charitable Endowment.

Only organizations with budgets under $500,000 are eligible to apply. Special consideration is given to organizations applying for general operating support. Grants typically range from $500 to $1,000.

Applications are available beginning Friday, July 1. Visit for information about applying. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, Aug. 2 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 Wake County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF).

“Our Wake County nonprofits do so much to support our community,” said Ellen Gorham, board president. “We are a stronger community because of them and we’re grateful to support them.”

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

About the Wake County Community Foundation

The Wake County Community Foundation (WCCF) was founded in 1991 and is led by a local volunteer advisory board that helps build community assets by creating permanent endowments, making grants and leveraging leadership – all for the benefit of Wake County.

The WCCF board advises the Wake County Community Fund and the Friends of BOMA Charitable Endowment to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annually.

Advisory board members live and work in Wake County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Gorham, board members include Michelle Keaton-Barrow (vice president), Donna Bishop, Randy Cagan, Sarah Gaskill, Jamilla Hawkins, Delilah Jones, Rebecca Leggett, Greg McNamara, Samir Mehta, Ruth Peebles, Peter Roche, Jerry Sayre, Michael Shaw, Maggie Stroud and Minnie Vickers.

The WCCF makes it easy to support your community. 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 Wake 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.

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.

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