Johnston County Community Foundation awards more than $41,000 in local grants and scholarships

The board of advisors of the Johnston County Community Foundation recently announced $41,500 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund, the Cara Lee Powell Priest Endowment for Johnston County and the Lorraine Cooper Johnston County Community Foundation Endowment.

This year the board granted:

  • $2,500 to the Johnston County Heritage Center for collections Care
  • $2,500 to With Love from Jesus Ministries for the food pantry
  • $2,500 to Clayton Cultural Arts Foundation- Carolina Youth Theatre for their production of “The Wizard of Oz”
  • $2,500 to Me Fine Foundation, Inc. for financial assistance and emotional support for children and families navigating a medical crisis
  • $1,500 to Johnston County Animal Protection League, Inc. for the spay and neuter program renewal
  • $1,000 to Prevent Blindness North Carolina for Star Pupils Johnston County
  • $2,500 to the Johnston County Arts Council for Artists-in-the-Schools
  • $2,000 to Johnston County Public Schools for Central Park South
  • $2,500 to Benson Area Ministerial Association for BAMA Feeding and Community Assistance Program
  • $2,500 to Kenly Area Ministries for general operations
  • $2,000 to the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle for food support for at-risk Johnston County youth & families
  • $2,500 to My Kid’s Club of Johnston County for STEM IT UP!
  • $1,000 to Reach Out and Read for general operations
  • $2,500 to Episcopal Farmworker Ministry for their Water in the Fields program
  • $2,500 to Harbor, Inc. for a safe space
  • $2,500 to Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action, Inc. for their Stars Soaring to Success program
  • $1,500 to Partnership for Children of Johnston County for their program Safe Kids: Automobile Safety Education
  • $2,500 to the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill for the Johnston County Cares Fund
  • $2,500 to Johnston County Youth Services, Inc. for general operations

The board also announced local scholarship recipients.

The Ernestine J. Williams scholarship was awarded to:

  • Linda Nurrito
  • Brooke Burns
  • Nathan Kiser
  • Michael Aguilar
  • Lindsay Hall

The Fred M. Parrish, Jr. scholarship was awarded to:

  • Nathan Kiser

The Helen Tomlinson Hobart scholarship was awarded to:

  • Ashlyn Hogg

The Jefferson L. & Eva W. Sugg scholarship was awarded to:

  • Nathan Kiser
  • Hasana Muhammad

Nancy Faber, board president, thanked the community for its continued support of the Johnston County Community Foundation. “We are proud to support these nonprofit programs that are so vital to the community,” she said. “We are grateful to the many generous individuals and organizations that have supported our work to inspire philanthropy across our community.”