The North Carolina Community Foundation announces the opening of a $500,000 grants program in eastern North Carolina from the Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment. This program is the second annual competitive cycle from the Endowment, continuing to support nonprofit programs and general operations serving education, health and human services in 41 eastern counties.
Grant awards will continue to range from $25,000 to $50,000. Preference will be given to proposals benefitting women, the elderly and children and youth and proposals supporting southeastern North Carolina, including Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Robeson and Sampson counties.
Applications are being accepted now. The cycle close July 25. Learn more about the program here.
In 2018, the Endowment held its first competitive grants cycle, awarding $500,000 to nonprofits across eastern North Carolina. In the program’s first year, more than 120 nonprofit programs applied, requesting more than $5 million from the $500,000 grants availability.
NCCF was proud to announce the establishment of the $20 million Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment in 2015. The Endowment has been granting to Burevitch’s named nonprofits since then, when the plan was announced for a portion of the fund to grow before commencing the competitive portion of the grants program last year.
“Mrs. B,” as Burevitch was known to her friends, was a Wilmington native whose generosity was well-known in southeastern North Carolina and beyond. The story of her philanthropy can be found here.
“We are only at the start of this permanent program that will continue to have a tremendous impact across eastern North Carolina and benefit generations to come,” said Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, NCCF CEO and president. “Thanks to Mrs. B’s generosity, the Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment will cement her legacy as a philanthropist who cared deeply for her community.”