Macon County Community Foundation awards more than $14,000 in grants

 The Macon County Community Foundation (MCCF) has awarded $14,600 in grants to programs supporting the local community.

The board of advisors granted:

Funds for the grants came from MCCF’s community grantmaking fund.

“Nonprofits are the bedrock of our community,” said Regina Lupoli, advisory board president of the Macon County Community Foundation. “We’re honored to provide grants to these organizations that help our communities and neighbors thrive.”

MCCF is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation and is led by a local volunteer advisory board. Each year, MCCF uses dollars from its endowment funds to make grants to local nonprofit organizations.   

Learn more about MCCF and its work in the community or make a tax-deductible donation at For further information about MCCF, contact Colby Martin at

Macon County Community Foundation Advisory Board Members

Advisory board members live and work in Macon County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Lupoli, board members include Claire Suminski (vice president), Karen M. Stiwinter (secretary), Kevin Holland, Lisa Leatherman, Dinah Mashburn, Faviola Olvera and Bonnie Potts.

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) 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

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