Craven County Community Foundation awards more than $177,000 in local grants

Craven County Community Foundation board members and representatives of local nonprofit organizations receiving grant awards pose for a photo following the annual CCCF grant awards ceremony at Tryon Palace.

The board of advisors of the Craven County Community Foundation recently announced $177,020 in local grant awards from the community grantmaking fund and local component funds: the Richard Chapman Cleve Fund, Nelson Family Memorial Endowment Fund, Harry and Virginia Killian Charitable Endowment and Brian Fisher Endowment, at a grant awards ceremony hosted at Tryon Palace.

This year the board granted:

  • $1,000 to the Autism Society of North Carolina for 2018 Camp Royall program scholarships
  • $5,000 to Backpack Blessings Inc. for the “Holiday Blessings” program
  • $15,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain for the Formula for Impact program
  • $7,020 to the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh for the Senior Pharmacy Program
  • $1,000 to the Craven Arts Council for the Technology Quest program
  • $5,000 to the Craven Community College Foundation for the Work Ready Scholarship program
  • $2,000 to Craven Concerts Inc. for the Bring the Magic of Live Music to School Children outreach program
  • $7,500 to Craven County Partners in Education for the “Say It Loud!”-A 21st Century Auditorium program
  • $12,000 to Craven County Partners in Education for the Graphing Calculators for HHS- Hand Held Technology program
  • $10,000 to the Craven Literacy Council for the Using Literacy to Better a Person’s Life program
  • $12,000 to the Eastern Carolina YMCA for the 2018 Twin Rivers YMCA Summer Camp need-based scholarship program
  • $15,000 to MERCI Clinic Inc. for the primary care program
  • $2,000 to the Neuromuscular Disease Support Organization for the 2nd Annual NMDSO Education and Outreach Summit
  • $2,000 to the Neuse Pamlico Sound Women’s Coalition for the Camp Hope Project
  • $2,000 to the New Bern Civic Theatre for the Athens Renaissance: Accessibility for All Patrons of the Theatre program
  • $3,000 to New Bern Police Department Citizen Volunteers Inc. for the New Bern Police Department 2018 Youth Outreach program
  • $7,500 to the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust for the Neuse River Initiative
  • $3,000 to the North Carolina Symphony Inc. for the Ensembles in the Schools for Craven County Elementary Students program
  • $3,000 to Prevent Blindness North Carolina for the Star Pupils Craven County program
  • $10,000 to Promise Place for the Trauma Focused Therapy Mental Health program
  • $5,000 to the Public Radio East Foundation for general operating support
  • $3,500 to Reach Out and Read for the ROAR Craven County program
  • $10,000 to Religious Community Services for the Perishable and Prepared Food Recovery program
  • $7,500 to Reviving Lives Ministries of New Bern Inc. for the 12 Step Addiction Recovery program
  • $1,500 to Special Olympics North Carolina for the Craven County program
  • $6,000 to Township Seven EMS Inc. for the Patient and Crew safety program
  • $3,500 to Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers Inc. for residential substance abuse recovery services for individuals from Craven County
  • $5,000 to True Justice International for the WillForce: Educating and Creating Awareness of Human Trafficking in Craven County program
  • $10,000 to Public Media NC (UNC-TV) for the sponsorship of the PMNC Cares Summit

Jennifer Tolle Whiteside (left), NCCF CEO and president, and Kim Ball, NCCF regional director, pose for a photo at the annual CCCF grant awards ceremony at Tryon Palace.

Tyler Harris, board president, thanked the community for its support of the Craven County Community Foundation. “We are proud to support these nonprofit programs that are so important to our community,” he said. “We are grateful to the many generous individuals and organizations that have supported the Craven County Community Foundation and our work to inspire philanthropy across our community.”