Wilkes Community Foundation awards $10,000 in grants

The Wilkes Community Foundation (WCF) has awarded $10,000 in grants to programs supporting the local community.

The board of advisors granted:

Funds for the grants came from WCF’s community grantmaking fund. 

Carolina Cross Connection received a grant from WCF for its work making home repairs in Wilkes County.

“We are thankful for the good work these organizations do in our community,” said Craig Langston, advisory board president of the Wilkes Community Foundation. “We know these funds will be put to excellent use.”

WCF is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation and is led by a local volunteer advisory board.

Each year, WCF uses dollars from its endowment fund to make grants to local nonprofit organizations. Since its inception in 1993, WCF has provided over $125,000 in grants to Wilkes County nonprofits.

Learn more about WCF and its work in the community or make a tax-deductible donation at nccommunityfoundation.org/Wilkes. For further information about WCF, contact Colby Martin at cmartin@nccommunityfoundation.org

Wilkes Community Foundation Advisory Board Members

Advisory board members live and work in Wilkes County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Langston, board members are Laura Luffman (vice president), Shane Seely (secretary/treasurer), Linda Cheek, Keith Deveraux, Lena Lovette, Suzanne Moore, Mary Smith, Susan Sturgill, Charlie White and Yolanda Wilson.

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) 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. 

Media contact
Amy Dominello Braun, Senior Communications & Marketing Officer
abraun@nccommunityfoundation.org, 919-256-6922