Community grants available from the Wilkes Community Foundation (June 2022)

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

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations serving Wilkes County and will be awarded from the community grantmaking fund. Past grants have generally ranged from $1,000 to $2,500.

Applications are available beginning Friday, June 24. Visit for information about applying. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, July 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 Wilkes Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF).

“Our nonprofits are so important to the well-being of Wilkes County,” said Craig Langston, board president. “We are excited to once again support our nonprofit community in the work that they do.”

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

About the Wilkes Community Foundation

The Wilkes Community Foundation (WCF) was founded in 1994 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 Wilkes County.

The WCCF board advises the Greater Wilkes Community Fund to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annually.

Advisory board members live and work in Wilkes County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Langston, board members include Laura Luffman (vice president), Shane Seeley (secretary/treasurer), Linda Cheek, Michael Cooper, Jr., Keith Deveraux, Lena Lovette, Suzanne Moore, Mary Smith, Susan Sturgill, Charlie White, Yolanda Wilson and Westley Wood.

The Wilkes 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 Wilkes 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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