New Hanover County Community Foundation awards more than $51,000 in grants

The New Hanover County Community Foundation has awarded $51,890 in grants to organizations supporting the local community.

The board of advisors granted:

Funds for the grants came from NHCCF’s community grantmaking fund, the 1898 Memorial Endowment, the Food Bank of Coastal Carolina Fund, the Lucille Murchison Marvin Fund, and the Suzanne and George Taylor Endowment.

“We’re pleased to invest in these organizations,” said Justin Burgess, advisory board president of the New Hanover County Community Foundation. “They perform critical services in our community.”

NHCCF is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation and is led by a local volunteer advisory board. Each year, NHCCF uses dollars from its endowment funds to make grants to nonprofits that help the local community.  

Learn more about NHCCF and its work in the community or make a tax-deductible donation at For further information about NHCCF, contact the Eastern Community Leadership Officer.

New Hanover County Community Foundation Advisory Board Members

Advisory board members live and work in New Hanover County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Burgess, board members include Ronald Copley (vice president), Charles Earney (treasurer), Anna Van Rens Taylor (secretary), Jonathan Alper, Patrick Boykin, Angie Brewer, Henry Cherry, Eldridge Dodson, Donna Flake, Martin Green, Chris Hoenig, Patrick Moore, Hollis Moye Ray, Jane Rippy, Frankie Roberts, David Sweyer and JD Swart.

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The North Carolina Community Foundation is the only statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered over $243 million in grants since 1988. With more than $440 million in assets, NCCF sustains more than 1,200 endowments and partners with a network of affiliates to award grants and scholarships in communities across the state.

An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure rural philanthropy has a voice at the local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit

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