Craven County Community Foundation awards more than $130,000 in 2016 local grants

The board of advisors of the Craven County Community Foundation announces local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund, the Richard Chapman Cleve Fund and the Nelson Family Memorial Endowment Fund.

This year’s nonprofit recipients include:

  • Backpack Blessings
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh
  • CCHC Foundation
  • Coastal Women's Shelter
  • Craven Arts Council
  • Craven Concerts
  • Craven County Partners In Education
  • Craven Literacy Council
  • Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC
  • Habitat for Humanity of Craven County
  • MERCI Clinic
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • New Bern Police Department Citizen Volunteers
  • New Bern-Craven County YMCA
  • North Carolina Symphony Society
  • Promise Place
  • Public Radio East Foundation
  • Religious Community Services
  • Reviving Lives Ministries of New Bern (RLM)
  • STAFF House
  • True Justice International
  • Tryon Palace Foundation
  • Uptown Business and Professional Association
  • Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary
  • Wash Away Unemployment

Tolson thanked the community for its support of the Craven County Community Foundation. “These grants are important to our community and our quality of life,” she said. “Critical programs would not be possible without the generosity of many individuals and organizations that have supported Craven County’s community fund.”