Community grants available in Currituck, Dare counties

The Currituck-Dare Community Foundation (CDCF) and the Currituck-Dare Women’s Fund will begin accepting grant applications from nonprofits serving needs in the local community.

The CDCF will award grants from its community grantmaking fund to nonprofit organizations serving Currituck and Dare counties. Grants typically range from $500 to $1,000.

The Currituck-Dare Women’s Fund accepts grant applications from organizations that support the needs of and for women and children in Currituck and Dare counties. Grants range from $500 to $2,500.

Applications to both funds are available beginning July 1. Visit for information about applying. The deadline for applications is Aug. 2 at noon.

Grants are not available for regranting purposes, capital campaigns, capital improvements, out-of-state travel or for individuals. The CDCF is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF). The Women’s Fund is a giving circle of NCCF.

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

About the Currituck-Dare Community Foundation

The Currituck-Dare Community Foundation (CDCF) was founded in 1999 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 both Currituck and Dare County.

The CDCF board advises the Currituck-Dare 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 Currituck and Dare County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. CDCF board members include Lisa Rose (president), Andy Keeney (vice president), Di Small (secretary/treasurer), Lynda Burek, Sheila Davies, Ralph Deger, Loismary Hoehne, Cynthia Jarvis, Sophie Jordan, David Morgan, Sheila Tyler, and Ginger Webster.

The Currituck-Dare 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 Currituck-Dare 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.

About the Currituck-Dare Women’s Fund

The Currituck-Dare Women’s Fund leverages the power of collective giving through a local network that supports the community in a purposeful way. The Fund supports charitable organizations serving women, children and families in Currituck and Dare counties.

The Women’s Fund is designed to maximize women’s leadership in philanthropy by engaging and educating its membership and increasing charitable contributions. Di Small and Ginger Webster serve as co-chairs.

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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Amy Dominello Braun, Senior Communications & Marketing Officer, 919-256-6922