Duplin County Community Foundation and Duplin Foundation for Youth Advancement award $47,635 in local grants

The board of advisors of the Duplin County Community Foundation (DCCF) along with the board of the Duplin Foundation for Youth Advancement hosted a luncheon to celebrate 2015 grantees. This year’s nonprofit recipients include:

Grants from Duplin County Community Foundation:

  • American Red Cross (Cape Fear Chapter), Disaster Relief Services to Duplin County Residents
  • Duplin Christian Outreach Ministries, DCOM/Feed Our Hungry Children
  • Duplin County Cooperative Extension, 4-H Summer Camp
  • Mediation Center of Eastern Carolina – Duplin for Life Skills & Legal Careers Training
  • Pet Friends of Duplin County, Low Cost Rabies Clinic
  • Prevent Blindness North Carolina, Star Pupils vision screening

Grants from Duplin Foundation for Youth Advancement:

  • Diversity Nurtures Achievement Community Youth Center, DNA Afterschool Enrichment Program
  • Duplin Christian Outreach Ministries, Feed Our Hungry Children/Backpack Ministry
  • East Duplin Youth Soccer, Inc., Health Development for Children
  • First Missionary Baptist Church, Kid's Café
  • JSCC/Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound
  • Mediation Center of Eastern Carolina-Duplin, Duplin County Teen Court
  • Rose Hill-Magnolia Elementary School, "The A Team" 2015-16
  • Thelma Dingus Bryant Library, Kid's iPad Education System
  • Town of Beulaville Parks & Recreation, Beulaville Playground (South) Improvement
  • Town of Beulaville Recreation, Beulaville Recreation Facility Update
  • Wallace Parks and Recreation, Campbell Center Gym
  • Wallace Presbyterian Church, Wallace Presbyterian Summer Reading
  • Wallace Revitalization Association/The Learning Station at the Depot, The Junior Engineers Club
  • Warsaw Wellness and Recreation, Helping Hands


DCCF Board Chair Bob Kornegay thanked the community for support of the Duplin County Community Foundation. “These grants are important to our community and our quality of life,” he said. “Critical programs would not be possible without the generosity of many individuals and organizations that have supported Duplin County’s community fund.”

Sherriff Blake Wallace recognized the Sherriff’s Ball volunteers and thanked them for all of their work raising money for the Duplin Foundation for Youth Advancement. He also thanked the grantees for their hard work providing services to youth in Duplin County. The date for the 2016 Sherriff’s Ball is April 2, 2016, at River Landing.

Tax-deductible contributions can be made to the Duplin Community Fund, which is administered by the NCCF. Contributions should be made payable to the Duplin Community Fund and mailed to the North Carolina Community Foundation, Landmark Center, 4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 524, Raleigh, NC 27609. Contributions can also be made online here.

For information on the Duplin County Community Foundation and its community fund, contact Angie Brewer, regional associate, at 910-202-6727.