Madison County Community Foundation awards nearly $7,000 in grants

The Madison County Community Foundation has awarded $6,970 in grants to organizations supporting the local community.

The board of advisors granted:

Funds for the grants came from MCCF’s community grantmaking fund and the Howard J. and Blanche Elam Runnion Endowment fund.

“These organizations perform a wide variety of services in our county,” said Larry Peek, advisory board president of the Madison County Community Foundation. “Supporting them is an investment in our future.”

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 nonprofits that help the local community.  

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

Madison County Community Foundation Advisory Board Members

Advisory board members live and work in Madison County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Peek, board members include Maxine Brown (vice president), Jerry Cody (secretary), Bud Christman, Tim Clark, Karen Payne and Roger Slagle.

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

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