WCCF awards five grants to local nonprofits

The board of directors of the Wake County Community Foundation announces five $1,000 awards from its community fund, according to Ruth Peebles, board president. This year’s nonprofit recipients include:

  • Community Helpers Service Center for feeding families in the Knightdale area;
  • Abundant Life Christian Center, Church of God in Christ, for food backpacks for children/teens;
  • All Things New, Inc. for general operating support to help fulfill their mission of ending and preventing homelessness, particularly for young adults aged 18-22;
  • Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network Inc. for supporting a traditional housing program; and,
  • With Love From Jesus Ministries for support of their food pantry.

Peebles thanked the community for support of the Wake County Community Foundation. “These grants are important to our community and our quality of life,” she said. “These five agencies are providing basic human needs, and we are proud to be able to support them through contributions from the community.”

Howard Wasserman, grants committee chair, noted that the board was continuing to reach out to small nonprofits in Wake County. “We deliberately focus on nonprofits with smaller budgets that are working hard to reach people suffering from the economic downturn,” he said. “We know that these grants will have a large and immediate impact on the work that they’re doing.”

The Wake County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. Tax-deductible contributions should be made payable to the Wake County Community Foundation and mailed to the North Carolina Community Foundation, 4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 524, Raleigh, NC 27609. Contributions can also be made online here.

For information on the Wake County Community Foundation and its community fund, contact Katie Crumpler, regional associate, at kcrumpler@nccommunityfoundation.org or 919-256-6914.