North Carolina Community Foundation allocates second round of disaster relief grants to programs assisting Hurricane Matthew victims

Johnston County Community Foundation grants to Harbor, Inc.

Pictured awarding a grant to Harbor, Inc. Executive Director Katrusia Johnson is Margaret Dinubila, board president.

The board of directors of the North Carolina Community Foundation recently allocated a second round of funding from the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund to affiliate foundations serving the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Matthew, according to Rod Martin, statewide grants committee chair and a member of the board.

The latest allocation totals about $207,500 and will go to 15 NCCF affiliates serving the parts of eastern North Carolina that are still recovering.

The Johnston County Community Foundation received $2,500 from the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund, which will be directed to Harbor, Inc. for the purchase of replacement furniture and other resources lost in Hurricane Matthew flooding.

“This grant is critical to Johnston County’s long-term recovery from Hurricane Matthew,” said Margaret Dinubila, JCCF board president. “The NCCF Disaster Relief Fund is a pivotal resource to our community thanks to the generosity of many donors who gave to help eastern North Carolina.”

Funding totaling $286,000 from the North Carolina Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund were allocated at the beginning of the year. The Johnston County Community Foundation also received an allocation of $3,750 to grant through the earlier allocation, bringing the total to $6,250 to date.

NCCF President and CEO Jennifer Tolle Whiteside said that the Foundation’s support continues to focus on helping our affiliates meet long-term recovery needs in eastern North Carolina. “These are allocations that we are confident will be granted effectively, because our affiliate boards live and work in these communities and know firsthand where these resources can make the most impact,” she said.