Onslow Caring Communities Foundation awards more than $56,000 in local grants

Susan Stevenson, Onslow CCF board member, presented $5,000 to Jaded Paws founder Sylvia Kasch from the Dallas Fred Allen Endowment. This grant will be used to promote Jaded Paws' Pet Food Pantry and Spay/Neuter program.

The board of advisors of Onslow Caring Communities Foundation recently announced $56,060 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund, the Onslow County Youth Fund, and the Dallas Fred Allen Endowment according to Debbi Ray Rouse, board president.

This year the board granted:

  • $3,000 to Prevent Blindness North Carolina for Star Pupils Onslow County
  • $1,050 to NC United Methodist Camp & Retreat Ministries, Inc. for establishing a need-based scholarship for environmental education and teambuilding at Camp Don Lee
  • $3,000 to the city of Jacksonville for City of Jacksonville HARMONY Youth Grants Board Philanthropy Initiative
  • $3,000 to Sturgeon City of Jacksonville NC for Science for Teens
  • Julee Efird Sewell, Onslow Caring Communities Foundation chair, presenting a $3,000 grant check to New River YMCA Day Camp executive director and Youth & Family Services Director, Jane Schirmer and Marissa Cunningham, respectiely.$3,000 to Brigade Boys & Girls Club of Wilmington for Brigade Boys & Girls Club Onslow County Youth Development Programming
  • $1,030 to the Children’s Museum of Jacksonville for Professional Development – Association of the Children’s Museum Interactivity 2020 Conference
  • $2,000 to Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill for Onslow County Cares Fund
  • $2,000 to Ronald McDonald House of Eastern NC for general operating expenses for Funding a Family
  • $1,000 to Mediation Center of Eastern Carolina-Duplin for Onslow Teen Court Outreach
  • $3,000 to Eastern Carolina Young Men’s Christian Association for the 2019 New River YMCA Needs Based Day Camp Scholarships
  • $2,000 to North Carolina Symphony Society for Music Education Concert for Onslow County StudentsEarl Taylor, president of the Onslow County Board for the NC Symphony, with Dr. Lisa Peele, arts director and education concert coordinator of Onslow County Schools, are excited to receive grant funding from OCCF for the annual NC Symphony Education Concert.
  • $3,000 to the University of North Carolina Wilmington for Nonprofit Capacity Building- Onslow County
  • $5,000 to Jaded Paws for Jaded Paws Rescue
  • $830 to the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust for the Pollinator Garden at Everett Creek Preserve
  • $20,000 to Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary for the Come Find Your CENTER (Caring, Eco-Therapy, Nature, Tranquility, Environment, Raptors) Program
  • $3,150 to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington for QENO NPO Capacity: Possumwood Acres

Rouse thanked the community for its continued support of Onslow Caring Communities Foundation. “We are proud to support these nonprofit programs that are so vital to the community,” she said. “We are grateful to the many generous individuals and organizations that have supported our work to inspire philanthropy across our community.”