Madison County Community Foundation awards more than $6,000 in local grants

The board of advisors of the Madison County Community Foundation recently announced $6,010 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund and the Howard J. & Blanche Elam Runnion Endowment.

The board granted:

Jerry Cody, board president, thanked the community for its continued support of the Madison County Community Foundation. “We are proud to support these nonprofit programs that are so vital to the community,” he 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 Madison County Community Foundation

The Madison 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 1994 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 Madison County.

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

In addition to Cody, board members include: Susan Rector (Secretary), Maxine Brown, Larry Burda, Bud Christman, Karen Payne, and Larry Peek.

The Madison 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 Madison 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.

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