The North Carolina Community Foundation board of directors recently announced another $1 million allocated for grants to support long-term recovery and resilience from Hurricane Florence.
The majority of this allocation will be granted by the local boards of advisors of NCCF affiliate foundations to area nonprofits with programs supporting long-term recovery and resilience efforts and meeting unmet needs in 13 of the communities hardest hit by Hurricane Florence, including the following counties: Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Duplin, Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Robeson and Sampson. Funds are also available for regional or statewide organizations, serving multiple counties in the impacted area.
Due to NCCF’s commitment to supporting long-term recovery, there is no competitive application process for grants. Any nonprofit supporting long-term recovery or meeting unmet needs from Hurricane Florence is invited to let our team know.
The NCCF Disaster Relief Fund raised nearly $3 million in the wake of Hurricane Florence and has already supported many local nonprofits across eastern North Carolina that are deeply embedded in the community.
To date, we have allocated $2.5 million in grant funding and are continuing to partner with our statewide grants committee, network of local affiliate foundations and strategic partner organizations to ensure every dollar is stewarded well and goes to the communities that need it most.
“As North Carolina communities continue recovering from Hurricane Florence, NCCF is humbled to play a part in supporting the nonprofits on the frontlines of helping our neighbors bounce back and build community resiliency,” said Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, NCCF CEO and president.