Eastern Band of Cherokees Community Foundation awards nearly $4,500 in grants

The Eastern Band of Cherokees Community Foundation has awarded $4,440 in grants to organizations supporting the local community.

The board of advisors granted:

Funds for the grants came from EBCCF’s community grantmaking fund.

“These funds are an investment in our collective future,” said Anna Ferguson, advisory board president of the Eastern Band of Cherokees Community Foundation. “By working together, we help each other.”

EBCCF is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation and is led by a local volunteer advisory board. Each year, EBCCF uses dollars from its endowment fund to make grants to nonprofits that help the local community.  

Learn more about EBCCF and its work in the community or make a tax-deductible donation at nccommunityfoundation.org/EBCCF. For further information about EBCCF, contact the Western Community Leadership Officer.

Eastern Band of Cherokees Community Foundation Advisory Board Members

Advisory board members live and work locally, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Anna Ferguson, board members include Michael Cooper (vice president), Lisa Wiggins (secretary), Jodie Owle Cook, Myra Cloer, Sarah Davis, Samantha Ferguson, Carla Jamison, Evan Mathis, Carmen Nations and Lilyan Wright.

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The North Carolina Community Foundation is the only statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered over $243 million in grants since 1988. With more than $440 million in assets, NCCF sustains more than 1,200 endowments and partners with a network of affiliates to award grants and scholarships in communities across the state.

An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure rural philanthropy has a voice at the local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit nccommunityfoundation.org.

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