Vance County Community Foundation awards more than $7,000 in local grants

The board of advisors of the Vance County Community Foundation recently announced $7,470 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund, the Edna Freeman Murray and Ralph Murray Charitable Fund, and Volunteers of Maria Parham Medical Center Health Awareness Endowment.

This year the board granted:

  • $1,000 to Prevent Blindness North Carolina for Star Pupils Vance County
  • $1,470 to Franklin Granville Vance Smart Start, Inc. for their Adolescent Parenting Program
  • $1,500 to Henderson-Vance Downtown Development Commission for the Henderson Downtown Pavilion
  • $1,500 to Vance County FIRST Robotics for Vance County FIRST Robotics team, 4291 Astrobots
  • $2,000 to Life Line Outreach for increasing t he laundry facilities available for single women

Wendy Meyer-Goodwin, board president, thanked the community for its continued support of the Vance County Community 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.”