New Hanover County Community Foundation awards $47,000 in local grants

New Hanover County Community Foundation board members and grantee representatives gather for a photo at this year’s grant awards ceremony where $47,000 in local grants were awarded.

The board of advisors of the New Hanover County Community Foundation recently announced $47,000 in local awards from the community grantmaking fund , the Suzanne and George Taylor Endowment, the Food Bank of Coastal Carolina Fund and the 1898 Memorial Fund at a grant awards ceremony. 

This year the board granted:

  • $3,000 to “Bread for Life” for the enhanced nutrition program
  • $5,000 to the Assistance League of Greater Wilmington for the Operation School Bell program
  • $2,500 to the Cape Fear Literary Council for the Laptops for Literacy program
  • $3,480 to DREAMS of Wilmington for general operating support
  • $3,000 to the Family Promise of the Lower Cape Fear for the Families Forward Traditional Housing program
  • $2,500 to First Fruit Ministries to replace overhead lights in the Wilmington Dream Center
  • $3,200 to Lump to Laughter for the Angel Fund Home Preservation for single-parent families affected by breast cancer program
  • $5,000 to NourishNC Inc. for the New Hanover Kids- Healthy Not Hungry program
  • $2,000 to Oasis NC for Coding Camp for Students with Autism
  • $2,500 to Prevent Blindness North Carolina for the Star Pupils New Hanover County program
  • $3,400 to the Anchor United Methodist Church for the Switchin’ Gears- Bikes with Helmets for Every Child program
  • $5,000 to the Wilmington Children’s Museum Inc. for The Science of You exhibit
  • $2,500 to the Wilmington Youth Initiative Inc. for the First Tee Life Skills Experience program
  • $3,920 to Young Women Leading Inc. for the Removing Barriers for a Better Education- Food and Nutrition program

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