Moore County Community Foundation awards more than $109,000 in local grants

The board of advisors of the Moore County Community Foundation announces $109,191 in local awards from the community grantmaking fund and the John W. Roffe and Marjorie A. Roffe Endowment. 

Dawn Neighbors (NCCF regional director) thanking donors and present nonprofit organizations for their partnership and support.

This year the board will award:

  • The Arts Council of Moore County for the PAMS program and ACMC Youth Theatre 2018-2019 program
  • Prevent Blindness NC for the Star Pupils Moore County program
  • The Linden Lodge Foundation Inc. for the total wellness program
  • The Arc of Moore County for family support programs
  • The Northern Moore Family Resource Center for HOPE Academy Preschool
  • The Girl Scouts of North Carolina Coastal Pines for the Moore County Girl Scout Leadership Experience program
  • Drug Free Moore County for The Elephant in the Room “Under the Influence” program
  • The Moore County Literacy Council for hardware and software for the Seven Lakes Satellite Office
  • Moore County Schools for the Nurturing of Under-Identified Gifted Students program
  • The Sandhills/ Moore Coalition for Human Care for the Emergency Healthcare Assistance program
  • Joseph of the Pines for the “Together We Can Do Moore” free mobile adult dental clinic
  • MIRA Foundation USA Inc. for the Guide Dog Pairing with Visually Impaired Children program
  • The Moore Free and Charitable Clinic for primary care and chronic disease management programs
  • The American Red Cross for the Sandhills Chapter Disaster Response and Preparedness program
  • The Judson Theatre for the Love, Loss and What I Wore performance
  • Friend to Friend for the Prevent, Protect, Prevail – Holistic Self-sufficiency program
  • The Sandhills Children’s Center for sensory room equipment for the Southern Pines campus
  • The North Carolina Theatre Conference for the High School Play Festival program at Pinecrest High School
  • The Bethany House Inc. for the Education Conference program
  • The Autism Society of North America for the 2018 Camp Royall Scholarships program
  • The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina for the 2019 Backpack Pals of Moore County program
  • Partners for Children and Families for the Kindergarten Transition Innovation Awards program
  • The North Carolina Symphony Society Inc. for the Music Education Concert for Moore County Elementary Schools program
  • The Moore Buddies Mentoring for general operating support
  • TROSA (Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers Inc.) for residential substance abuse and recovery services for individuals from Moore County
  • The Moore County Historical Association for interior lighting of McLendon Cabin and Bryant House
  • Family Promise of Moore County for the client assistance fund for emergency and health-related needs
  • Monarch for the Monarch Creative Arts and Community Center Music Therapy program
  • The Companion Animal Clinic of the Sandhills Foundation for recovery warming blankets
  • Prancing Horse Inc. for The Healing Power of Horses- Therapeutic Horsemanship for Individuals with Disability program
  • Authors in Moore Schools for general operating support

Angie Tally (Authors in Moore Schools) delivering remarks about what Authors in Moore Schools will accomplish with their grant award.

“I always tell new people moving in to our county that you’re going to love it here,” said Tom Daniel of The Companion Animal Clinic of the Sandhills. “We’re not a county, we’re a community, and I think the Moore County Community Foundation is a premier representation of that.” 

(From left to Right) Torie Adelman, Paige Ingrahm (The Bethany House) and Morgan Sills (Judson Theatre Company) outside the Weymouth Center.

The awards reception was held at the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities in Southern Pines. "This is my favorite day of the year," said Ted Natt Jr., St. Joseph of the Pines community relations manager. "My favorite part about this day is that everyone has a story to tell and no two stories of the same--and every story benefits our community." Natt Jr. indicated that St. Joseph of the Pines was going to use their grant funding to support their mobile rural health unit, which provides dental care across Moore County at no cost to the patients. "The best part of our job is learning more about these organizations and seeing the great work they do across the county," said Ellen Airs, MCCF grants chair. 

Russell Sugg, MCCF board president, thanked the community for its support of the Moore County Community Foundation. “We are proud to support these nonprofit programs that are so important to our community,” he said. “We are grateful to the many generous individuals and organizations that have supported the Moore County Community Foundation and our work to inspire philanthropy across our community.”

Grant awards recipients and Moore County Community Foundation board members congregate outside of the Weymouth Center