Johnston County Community Foundation awards more than $47,000 in grants

The Johnston County Community Foundation has awarded $47,030 in grants to organizations supporting the local community.

The board of advisors granted:

Funds for the grants came from JCCF’s community grantmaking fund, the Cara Lee Powell Priest Endowment Fund, the Lorraine Cooper Endowment Fund and the Carolina Youth Theatre Fund for Arts Education.

“This is a prime example of neighbors helping neighbors,” said Don Boyette, advisory board president of the Johnston County Community Foundation. “Funds donated by members of the community stay in the community.”

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

Learn more about JCCF and its work in the community or make a tax-deductible donation at For further information about JCCF, contact the Central Community Leadership Officer.

Johnston County Community Foundation Advisory Board Members

Advisory board members live and work in Johnson County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Don Boyette, board members include Kevin Boyette (vice president), Lorine Davis (secretary), Emery Ashley, Wanda Blow, Gwen Canady, Rick Childrey, Margaret W. DiNubila, Nancy Faber, Bill Galloway, Oliver Johnson, Suefan Johnson, Robin Little, Michelle Pace-Davis, Laurie Partlo, LaShawndra White and Betsy Whittington.

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

# # #

Media contact

Hannah Hogewood, Marketing & Communications Manager, 919-256-6901