Craven County Community Foundation awards more than $185,000 in local grants

Leaders of nonprofit organizations who received grants from the Craven County Community Foundation through NCCF gathered at the annual grant reception ceremony on August 26.

The board of advisors of the Craven County Community Foundation recently announced $185,936 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund, the Richard Chapman Cleve Fund, the Harry and Virginia Killian Charitable Endowment, the Brian Fisher Endowment, and the Nelson Family Memorial Endowment Fund according to Jonathan Segal, board president.

This year the board granted:

  • $1,000 to Autism Society of North Carolina for the 2019-2020 Camp Royall Scholarships
  • $7,073 to Backpack Blessings, Inc. for Backpack Blessings “Holiday Blessings”
  • $15,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain for Formula for Impact
  • $5,000 to Brinson Memorial Elementary PTA Project Playground for Swinging into Success
  • $9,500 to Catholic Diocese of Raleigh for Senior Pharmacy Program
  • $1,500 to Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas for Craven County Childhood Cancer Safety Net
  • $15,000 to Coastal Women’s Shelter, Inc. for operational support and relocation assistance for victims of domestic violence
  • $10,000 to Community Coalition Against Family Violence/Promise Place for Trauma Focused Therapy Mental Health Program
  • $9,353 to Craven County Partners in Education for Graphing Calculators for Havelock High – Hand Held Technology
  • $7,500 to Craven County Partners in Education for Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leader in Me
  • $7,500 to Craven Literacy Council for Literacy Matters
  • $1,500 to Craven Smart Start for Kindergarten Readiness Kits
  • $12,000 to the Eastern Carolina Young Men’s Christian Association for the 2019 Twin Rivers YMCA Need Based Day Camp Scholarships
  • $10,000 to Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, Inc. for Feeding Families, Fueling Futures
  • $15,000 to MERCI Clinic for Primary Care
  • $1,050 to NC United Methodist Camp & Retreat Ministries for establishing a need-based scholarship for environmental education and teambuilding at camp Don Lee
  • $10,000 to New Bern Band Club, Inc. for the Drum Project
  • $960 to New Bern High School Robotics Club for the Digital Notebook Future
  • $3,000 to North Carolina Symphony Society for Ensembles in the Schools for Craven County Elementary Students
  • $4,000 to Prevent Blindness North Carolina for Star Pupils Craven County
  • $3,500 to Reach Out and Read for Reach Out and Read – Craven County
  • $15,000 to Religious Community Services for Perishable and Prepared Food Recovery
  • $10,000 to Reviving Lives Ministries of New Bern, Inc. for their 12 Step Addiction Recovery Program
  • $5,000 to Sound Rivers, Inc. for Craven County Schools: Restoration and Education
  • $1,500 to Special Olympics North Carolina for Special Olympics North Carolina – Craven County
  • $5,000 to TROSA (Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc.) for residential substance abuse recovery services for individuals from Craven County

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