Robeson County Community Foundation awards more than $17,000 in grants

The Robeson County Community Foundation has awarded $17,140 in grants to organizations supporting the local community.

The board of advisors granted:

Funds for the grants came from RCCF’s community grantmaking fund and the Frank M. & Betty Fukuda Memorial Fund.

“These organizations make important contributions to the community,” said Sandra Oliver, advisory board president of the Robeson County Community Foundation. “It’s only right that we show them our support.”

RCCF is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation and is led by a local volunteer advisory board. Each year, RCCF uses dollars from its endowment funds to make grants to nonprofits that help the local community.  

Learn more about RCCF and its work in the community or make a tax-deductible donation at For further information about RCCF, contact the Eastern Community Leadership Officer.

Robeson County Community Foundation Advisory Board Members

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

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The North Carolina Community Foundation is the only statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered over $243 million in grants since 1988. With more than $440 million in assets, NCCF sustains more than 1,200 endowments and partners with a network of affiliates to award grants and scholarships in communities across the state.

An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure rural philanthropy has a voice at the local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit

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