Unifour Foundation Endowment awards more than $216,000 in grants

The Unifour Foundation Endowment has awarded $216,400 in grants to organizations supporting the local communities  in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties.

The board of advisors granted:

 “These programs are making a real difference in meeting needs in our community across a range of issues including mental health, early childhood education, food and housing,” said Tamara Coley, president of the Unifour Foundation Board of Advisors.

The Unifour Foundation Endowment is a fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation and is led by a volunteer board of advisors. Each year, the endowment makes grants to organizations that help the local communities in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties. 

Learn more about Unifour and its work in the community at nccommunityfoundation.org/Unifour. For further information, contact the western donor engagement officer.

About the Unifour Foundation Endowment and Board of Advisors

The Unifour Foundation Endowment was created in 1998 with the proceeds from the sale of the Hickory Merchants Association’s credit reporting company to Equifax. The Unifour Foundation Endowment promotes general welfare among citizens in the four counties that comprise the Unifour area: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba.  

A diverse advisory board reviews applications and makes selections for grant funding. Members of the advisory board are elected based on their knowledge of the community and their areas of expertise, and reside within, work in, or own property in one of the Unifour Foundation Endowment’s counties. In addition to Coley, board members include Suzan Anderson (president-elect), Nancy Bledsoe, Susan Gray, Marshall Jolly, Amy Moore and Jamie Treadaway.

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 nccommunityfoundation.org.

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hhogewood@nccommunityfoundation.org, 919-256-6901