Craven County Community Foundation accepting grant applications beginning 3/6

The board of advisors of the Craven County Community Foundation will begin accepting grant requests on March 6 for community projects funded from the Craven County Community Fund and its two component funds, the Richard Chapman Cleve Fund and the Nelson Family Memorial Endowment Fund.

Proposals are sought in support of broad charitable purposes in the areas of arts and humanities, education, the environment, health, human services, public and societal benefit and youth development. Monies are available for nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations addressing these needs in Craven County, according to John Kirkland, grants chair. Grants typically range from $500 to $10,000.

Applications are available online only here and will not be available for Craven until March 6. The deadline for submitting applications is noon April 14, 2015.

About Craven County Community Foundation
In 1991, a group of committed Craven County citizens came together to establish the Craven County Community Foundation. Since then, the Foundation has established 28 charitable endowed funds for Craven County nonprofit programs and built a local philanthropic asset base of $12.9 million.

Since its inception, the Craven County Community Foundation has made more than $665,000 in grants to local nonprofits.  Local board members include: Alice Tolson (president), Tyler Harris (vice president), Peter Moeller (secretary), Jim Briley (treasurer), John Kirkland, (grants chair),  Rex Willis, (immediate past president), Bill Austin, Maria Cho, Dr. Jim Congleton, Martha Cook, Jim Davis, Vernon DeBolt, Marc Finlayson, John Haroldson, John King, Lee Knott, Ken McCotter, Chuck Meekins, Greg Peacock, Dan Pritchett, Dan Roberts, Kevin Roberts, Tony Salem,  Linda Staunch, Brian Taylor, Scott Thomas, Susie Ward and Brenda Wilson.

For further information, email Kim Ball, NCCF regional associate, at or call her at 252-288-5706