Community grants available from the Wilson County Community Foundation (July 2022)

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

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations serving Wilson County and will be awarded from the community grantmaking fund. Grants typically range from $500 to $1,500.

Applications are available beginning July 15. Visit for information about applying. The deadline for applications is noon on Aug. 16.

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 Wilson County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF).

“Our nonprofits make our community strong,” said Matthew Garrett, board president. “We are honored to support their work in Wilson County.”

For further information, contact Kelly Lee, NCCF program officer, at or (252) 557-0278.

About the Wilson County Community Foundation

The Wilson County Community Foundation (WCCF) was founded in 1997 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 Wilson County.

The WCCF board advises the community grantmaking fund to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annually.

Advisory board members live and work in Wilson County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Garrett, board members include Coleen Etheridge, Dante Pittman, Bill Shreve, Page Thomas Smith, Judi Thurston and Blake Tucker.

The Wilson County Community Foundation 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 Wilson 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. 

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