Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment competitive grants program open

The NC Community Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of this year’s competitive grants program of the Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment.

This program is the third annual competitive cycle from the Endowment, which supports nonprofit organizations serving education, health and human services in 41 eastern North Carolina counties. NCCF knows that the needs are great and are compounded by the impacts of COVID-19. We also know that there are brilliant nonprofit organizations serving these communities and dedicated to the people living within them.

The Foundation is offering a total of $500,000 in funding through this opportunity, and individual grant awards will range from $25,000 to $50,000. Some preference will be given to proposals benefitting women, the elderly, children and youth in southeastern North Carolina.

Click here to review the full request for proposals, including guidelines, the fund’s preferences and how to apply. Applications will be accepted this summer, opening June 10 and closing July 10.

Although this endowment is not designed to be a COVID-19 response fund, the impact of the virus on the needs of the community is undeniable and will influence this year’s applications to the Endowment, according to Leslie Ann Jackson, NCCF vice president of community investment and engagement. “We have identified some specific COVID-19 related needs that align with the fund’s existing preferences,” she said. “This list does not attempt to capture all of the critical needs related to the virus, but it serves as a collection of programs and services that are well-suited to this opportunity.”

NCCF was proud to announce the establishment of the $20 million Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment in 2015. The endowment has been granting to Burevitch’s named nonprofits since then, when the plan was announced for a portion of the fund to grow before commencing the competitive portion of the grants program. A list of previous competitive grants made from this program can be found here.

“Mrs. B,” as Burevitch was known to her friends, was a Wilmington native whose generosity was well-known in southeastern North Carolina and beyond. The story of her philanthropy can be found here.