Wilkes Community Foundation awards nearly $10,000 in grants

The Wilkes Community Foundation has awarded $9,850 in grants to organizations supporting the local community. 

The board of advisors granted: 

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

“When members of the community come together, they can accomplish much,” said Laura Luffman, advisory board president of the Wilkes Community Foundation. “That’s why we’re honored to support these local resources.” 

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 nonprofits that help the local community.  

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 the Western Community Leadership Officer 

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 Luffman, board members include Suzanne Moore (secretary), Ashley Barton, Linda Cheek, Jennifer Furr, Craig Langston, Lena Lovette, Morgan Mathis, Michelle Shepherd, Mary Smith and Charlie White.  

About the North Carolina Community Foundation 

The North Carolina Community Foundation is the 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. 

Media contact 

Hannah Hogewood, Marketing & Communications Manager 
hhogewood@nccommunityfoundation.org, 919-256-6901