Robeson County Community Foundation awards more than $16,000 in grants

The board of advisors of the Robeson County Community Foundation has awarded $16,090 in local grants.

The board made the following awards from its community grantmaking fund:

A grant of $2,300 was awarded by the board to the Robeson County Public Library for the Reaching Readers program from the Frank M. & Betty Fukuda Memorial Fund supporting Native American causes in Robeson County.

“We are proud to support these fine organizations in our community,” said Tim Little, president of the Robeson County Community Foundation board of advisors. “We hope these grants make a difference for these nonprofits and the communities they serve.”

The Robeson County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. For further information, contact Natalie Jenkins Peel, NCCF community leadership officer, at or 252-562-9824.

About the Robeson County Community Fund

The Robeson County Community Fund (RCCF) was founded in 2005 and is led by a local volunteer advisory board that helps build community assets by creating permanent endowments, making grants and leveraging leadership and partnerships – all for the benefit of Robeson County.

The RCCF board advises the community grantmaking fund to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annually.

Advisory board members live and work in Robeson County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Little, board members include Sandra Oliver (vice president), Sylvia Pate (secretary/treasurer), Kenny Biggs, John Carter, Sara Hayes, Dennis Hempstead, Bruce W. Huggins Sr., Bryan Maynor, Linda Metzger, Margarete Klinger Morley, Johnny Robertson, Caroline Sumpter and Viv Wayne.

The RCCF makes it easy to support your community. You can open an endowment for your favorite cause at any time or contribute to an existing fund in any amount. Tax-deductible contributions, made payable to the Robeson County Community Fund, can be mailed to the North Carolina Community Foundation, 3737 Glenwood Ave., Suite 460, Raleigh, NC 27612. Contributions can also be made online at

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $217 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $400 million in assets, NCCF sustains more than 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships.

NCCF partners with a network of affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels. 

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