North Carolina Community Foundation allocates second round of disaster relief grants to programs assisting Hurricane Matthew victims (July 2017)

Lenoir County Community Foundation grants to the Lenoir County United Way

The board of directors of the North Carolina Community Foundation recently allocated a second round of grants from the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund to local 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 Lenoir County Community Foundation, a local affiliate of NCCF, has distributed $37,500 to date. With the addition of the second round award of $25,000, Lenoir County has received a total of $62,500 for unmet needs.

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 Lenoir County Community Foundation received $25,000 from the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund, which will be directed to the Lenoir County United Way for local Hurricane Matthew disaster relief.

“This grant is critical to Lenoir County’s long-term recovery from Hurricane Matthew,” said Adrian King, LCCF 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 LCCF also received an allocation of $37,500 to grant through the earlier allocation, bringing the total to $62,500 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.