Currituck-Dare Community Foundation and Currituck-Dare Women's Fund award more than $25,000 in local grants

Front Row: Sarah Hallas, NC Coastal Federation; Rhonda Morris, Kids First; Gail Sonnesso, GEM; and Tina Pennington, Beloved Haven. Back Row: Toni Joyner, Food for Thought; Jessica Taylor, Dolphin Research Center; Laura Alvarico, Meals on Wheels; Heidi Prentiss, Albemarle Hopeline; Bill Henkel, Lower Currituck Food Pantry; Jenniffer Albanese, Interfaith Community Outreach; Dean Mattix, YMCA; John Havel, Outer Banks History Center; Nancy Griffin, Room In The Inn; Mike Lewis, Hotline; Kay Minis, Sea Change; and Loismary Hoehne, Currituck-Dare Community Foundation Vice-President.

The boards of advisors of both the Currituck-Dare Community Foundation and Currituck-Dare Women's Fund recently announced $25,405 in local grant awards.

This year the CDCF and CDWF granted:

  • $2,500 to the Albemarle Commission Senior Nutrition Program for Meals on Wheels
  • $1,500 to Albemarle Hopeline for general operating support
  • $1,000 to the Autism Society of North Carolina for Autism Resource Specialists in Currituck and Dare counties
  • $1,000 to the Children & Youth Partnership for Dare for the Sea Change Latino Education Outreach program
  • $3,000 to Food for Thought Inc. for general operating support
  • $1,000 to GEM Adult Day Services, Inc. for GEM's Group
  • $2,550 to Interfaith Community Outreach, Inc. for direct services and cancer outreach for Dare and Currituck residents
  • $1,500 to Kids First, Inc. for the Child Abuse Treatment Project
  • $2,255 to Lower Currituck Food Pantry for general operating support
  • $1,000 to the North Carolina Coastal Federation for the Environmental Exploration Program
  • $2,000 to the OBX Room In The Inn for support for the Dare County homeless
  • $1,000 to the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research for monitoring dolphins to teach Dare County students about math and science
  • $1,500 to the Outer Banks Hotline for the Safe House Client Bedroom Rejuvenation Project
  • $1,000 to Prevent Blindness North Carolina for Star Pupil Currituck-Dare County
  • $1,000 to the Beloved Haven for general operating support
  • $600 to the Friends of the Outer Banks History Center for the Southern Shores Flat Top Documentation Initiative
  • $1,000 to the YMCA of South Hampton Roads: Albemarle Y for Currituck After School StEM Curriculum

Sheila Davies, CDCF board president and Loismary Hoehne and Janet Colegrove, CDWF co-chairs, thanked the community for its support. “We are proud to support these nonprofit programs that are so vital to the community,” Davies said. “We are grateful to the many generous individuals and organizations that have supported our work,” Hoehne said. “Our mission is to inspire philanthropy across our community,” Colegrove said.