Frances Abbot Burton Powers Fund awards $17,500 in local grants

The ance County High School Robotics FIRST Team

The Frances Abbot Burton Powers Fund for support of the Town of Henderson announces $17,500 in local grant awards.

ACTS of Vance CountyThis year’s nonprofit recipients are:

  • $7,500 to ACTS of Vance County for commercial refrigeration and freezer units
  • $5,000 to Green Rural Redevelopment for the produce prescription program
  • $5,000 to the Vance County High School Robotics FIRST Team for updating parts and expanding into elementary and middle schools

Green Rural Redevelopment

The Frances Abbot Burton Powers Fund for support of the Town of Henderson is an endowment of the North Carolina Community Foundation held in the family of funds of the Vance County Community Foundation, an affiliate of NCCF. The fund was named in memory of Frances Abbot Burton Powers, a native of Henderson. When Powers passed away in 2012, many said that she truly never met a stranger and anyone fortunate enough to meet her could not help but be caught up in her enthusiasm and positive outlook on life. The endowment set up in her memory will continue to make grant funds available in the summer for government entities and nonprofit organizations that benefit the Town of Henderson and have a physical location in Henderson.