New Hanover County Community Foundation awards nearly $50,000 in grants

The board of advisors of the New Hanover County Community Foundation has awarded $49,500 in local grants.

The board granted:

Funds come 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 excited to make these grants in support our of community,” said Justin Burgess, president of the New Hanover County Community Foundation. “These organizations are meeting critical needs in New Hanover and we are proud to support their work.”

The New Hanover County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. For further information, contact Natalie Jenkins Peel, NCCF community leadership officer, at or 252-562-9824.

About the New Hanover County Community Foundation

The New Hanover County Community Foundation (NHCCF) was founded in 1987 and is led by a local volunteer advisory board that helps build community assets by creating permanent endowments, making grants, and leveraging leadership and partnerships – all for the benefit of New Hanover County.

The NHCCF board advises several funds, including the community grantmaking fund, to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annually.

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 Charles Earney (treasurer), Anna Van Rens Taylor (secretary), Jonathan Alper, Ned Barclay, Patrick Boykin, Ronald Copley, Eldridge Dodson, Stephen W. Gaskins, Frank Gibson, Martin Green, Chris Hoenig, Patrick Moore, Hollis Moye Ray, Jane Rippy, Frankie Roberts and Kristi Sullivan.

The NHCCF makes it easy to support your community. You can open an endowment for your favorite cause at any time or contribute to an existing fund in any amount. Tax-deductible contributions, made payable to the New Hanover County Community Foundation, can be mailed to the North Carolina Community Foundation, 3737 Glenwood Ave., Suite 460, Raleigh, NC 27612. Contributions can also be made online at

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $217 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $400 million in assets, NCCF sustains more than 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships.

NCCF partners with a network of affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels. 

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