More than $8,000 in grants awarded to organizations serving Bertie, Hertford counties

The Bertie-Hertford Community Foundation and the Bertie-Hertford Women’s Fund have awarded a total of $8,210 in local grants.

Grants were awarded to the following nonprofits serving the local community.:

The Bertie-Hertford Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF). For further information, contact Anne Sorhagen, NCCF program officer, at

The Bertie-Hertford Women’s Fund is a giving circle of NCCF. For further information, contact Kim Ball, NCCF donor engagement officer, at

About the Bertie-Hertford Community Foundation

The Bertie-Hertford Community Foundation (BHCF) was founded in 1999 and is led by a local volunteer advisory board that helps build community assets by creating permanent endowments, making grants, and leveraging leadership and partnerships – all for the benefit of Bertie and Hertford counties.

The BHCF board advises the unrestricted community grantmaking fund to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annually.

Advisory board members live and work in Bertie and Hertford counties, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. Board members are Penny Rose (president), Guy Holley (vice president), Gail Carter (secretary/treasurer), Charlie Cole, Austine Evans, Jordan Harrell, Cecelia Jones, Daniel Smith, John Tayloe, Marti Tyler and Lindsay Vaughan.

The BHCF makes it easy to support your community. Tax-deductible contributions, made payable to the Bertie-Hertford 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 Bertie-Hertford Women’s Fund

The Bertie-Hertford Women’s Fund Women’s Fund supports charitable organizations serving women, children and families in the Bertie and Hertford counties.

It is designed to maximize women’s leadership in philanthropy by engaging and educating its membership, increasing charitable contributions and focusing on initiatives that address the areas of health, education and human services.

The Women’s Fund is led by Claudia Griffin (president) and Austine Evans (vice president). The Women’s Fund welcomes members as well as donations through sponsorships and general contributions. More information is available at

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The North Carolina Community Foundation (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.

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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