Robeson CCF grant application deadline is April 20

 The Robeson County Community Foundation is pleased to be able to offer grants from the Robeson County Unrestricted Endowment Fund for 2012 to local nonprofit organizations that serve the people of Robeson County.  Grants typically range from $500 to $1,000.

     Proposals are sought 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.  Grants are not available to individuals or for capital campaigns or capital improvements. 

     Applications are available online only, and they must be submitted electronically.  Visit for information about applying online.  The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, April 20, 2012.

     The Robeson County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation, is a local foundation that can assist in building long-term financial resources for charitable purposes.  Local board members include:  Wendy Pridgen, President; Dr. Eric Dent, Immediate Past President; R.D. Locklear, Secretary-Treasurer; James Byrne; Joe Craig; James Gore; Bruce Huggins; Von Johnson; Susie Jones; Bryan Maynor; Dr. James E. Parker; Maria Parker; Sylvia Pate; Lenore Taylor and Ken Windley.

      For further information, contact any board member; the NCCF Southeast Regional Associate, Patricia Lawler, at 910-509-7256, or visit the NCCF website at

About the North Carolina Community Foundation:

The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made nearly $63 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $145 million in assets, the NCCF sustains 1,000 plus funds and endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 67 counties across the state. An important component of the NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit and Facebook.