New Hanover County Community Foundation awards more than $55,000 in local grants

The board of the advisors of the New Hanover County Community Foundation announces more than $55,000 in local grant awards from the Suzanne and George Taylor Donor Advised Fund, the Suzanne and George Taylor Endowment Fund and its community grantmaking fund.

This year’s nonprofit recipients include:

  • $7,900 to Assistance League of Greater Wilmington for Operation School Bell
  • $2,324 to “Bread for Life…” for ready-to-eat meals for pantry participants
  • $1,350 to Canines for Service for the Canines for Therapy expansion project
  • $2,000 to the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina for family recruitment
  • $2,500 Communities in Schools of Cape Fear for Partnership for School Success (PaSS)
  • $2,500 to Family Promise of the Lower Cape Fear for Families Forward Transitional Housing
  • $2,325 to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina for Feeding Families, Fueling Futures 2017
  • $9,000 to Kids Making It, Inc. for Laying the Foundation for Success
  • $1,170 to Lump to Laughter for Hope Matters: Improving Outcomes for NHC Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
  • $2,250 to Phoenix Hometown Hires for Job and Life Skills Programs
  • $2,500 to Prevent Blindness North Carolina for Star Pupils New Hanover County
  • $2,500 to Reach Out and Read for Reach Out and Reach – New Hanover County
  • $5,000 to The Hope Center at The Anchor United Methodist Church for relocation, renewal and revelation
  • $2,500 to TROSA (Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc.) for residential substance abuse recovery services for individuals from New Hanover County
  • $2,000 to Welcome Home Angel for supporting our community’s chronically ill and injured children
  • $830 to Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry, Inc. for the Youth Serving Youth: Safe at Home Project
  • $1,780 to the Wilmington Family YMCA for continued expansion of the Girls on the Run and STRIDE programs for New Hanover County youth
  • $6,000 to Young Women Leading, Inc. for the GLOW Academy College Bound Initiative

Eldridge Dodson, board president thanked the community for its support of the New Hanover County Community Foundation. “These grants are important to our community and our quality of life,” she said. “Critical programs would not be possible without the generosity of many individuals and organizations that have supported New Hanover County’s community fund.”