Granville County Community Foundation awards $2,500 local COVID grant

The board of advisors of the Granville County Community Foundation recently awarded a $2,500 local grant to assist people and families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grant was awarded to the Oxford Housing Authority to support COVID-19 related utility assistance.

The grant funding comes from North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, the electricity and energy services providers to 2.5 million rural North Carolinians, and CoBank, a cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America, in support of communities, people and families who are unemployed or under-employed and impacted by COVID-19 in rural, electric cooperative-served counties.

“As the power provider for rural North Carolina, we’re proud to partner with community foundations and CoBank to help our communities as they respond to and recover from the impacts of COVID-19,” said Lark James, chief financial officer for North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives. “The state’s electric cooperatives were founded on a mission of local service, and we’re pleased that we can provide assistance during this time of heightened need.”

Betsy Stovall, board president of the Granville County Community Foundation, thanked North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives and CoBank for their support. “We are proud to support this program that is so vital to our community,” she said. “We are grateful to the generous businesses that are supporting our work to inspire philanthropy across our community.”

For further information, contact North Carolina Community Foundation Community Leadership Officer Dawn Neighbors at (910) 292-4437 or