New Hanover grant applications due April 27

 The New Hanover County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2012 grant application cycle, and the application deadline is Friday, April 27.

     Proposals are sought from New Hanover County nonprofit organizations in support of broad charitable purposes in the areas of arts and humanities, education, the environment, health, human services, public and societal benefit and youth development.  Funds are also available for programs that promote improved race relations in New Hanover County. 

      Strong consideration will be given to projects that build charitable capacity for the non-profit through such efforts as board training, staff development, strategic planning, and efforts that promote sustainable funding for the organization.  Collaborative efforts are strongly encouraged. 

     Grants are not available for capital campaigns, capital improvements, out-of-state travel or for individuals. 

     The 2012 application is available by clicking the link, "Applying for grants," on the left side of this page.

      The New Hanover County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation, and it provides endowment services to more than 85 funds.  Local board members are Patrick Moore, President; Laurie Taylor, Secretary; Ned Barclay; Ronald Copley; Eldridge Dodson; Stephen Gaskins; Frank Gibson; A.A. Rickey Godwin, III; Betty McComas, George Taylor and Thomas H. van Arsdale.

     Anyone wishing to learn more about the New Hanover County Community Foundation may contact a local board member or contact the North Carolina Community Foundation’s Southeastern office at (910) 509-7256.