Macon County Community Foundation awards more than $13,000 in local grants (November 2021)

The board of advisors of the Macon County Community Foundation recently announced $13,990 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund.

The board granted:

Lisa Leatherman, board president, thanked the community for its continued support of the Macon 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.”

For further information, contact Colby Martin, NCCF community leadership officer, at or visit the NCCF website at

About the Macon County Community Foundation

The Macon County Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes and partner for donors. The MCCF was founded in 1991 and is led by a local volunteer advisory board that helps build community assets through the creation of
permanent endowments, makes grants and leverages leadership – all for the benefit of Macon County.

The MCCF board advises the Macon County Unrestricted Endowment Fund to support local needs. Advisory board members in live and work in Macon County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities.

In addition to Leatherman, board members include: Claire Suminski (Secretary), Regina Lupoli, Emily Ritter, and Karen Stiwinter.

The Macon County Community Foundation, through the NCCF, makes it easy to become a philanthropist, whatever your means or charitable goals. You can open an endowment for your favorite cause at any time – or contribute to an existing fund in any amount. Tax-deductible contributions, made payable to the Macon County Community Foundation, can be mailed to the North Carolina Community Foundation, 3737 Glenwood Ave. Suite 460, Raleigh, NC 27612. Contributions can also be made online at

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $217 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $400 million in assets, NCCF sustains more than 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions, and scholarships. The NCCF partners with a network of affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional, and national levels.

Media Contact

For more information:, 919-828-4387