Wilkes County Community Foundation awards more than $8,500 in local grants

The board of advisors of the Wilkes County Community Foundation recently announced $8,630 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund.

The board granted:

Craig Langston, board president, thanked the community for its continued support of the Wilkes County Community Foundation. “We are proud to support these nonprofit programs that are so vital to the community,” he said. “We are grateful to the many generous individuals and organizations that have supported our work to inspire philanthropy across our community.”

For further information, contact Colby Martin, NCCF community leadership officer, at cmartin@nccommunityfoundation.org or visit the NCCF website at nccommunityfoundation.org.

About the Wilkes County Community Foundation

The Wilkes County Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes, and partner for donors. The WCCF was founded in 1994 and is led by a local volunteer advisory board that helps build community assets through the creation of permanent endowments, makes grants, and leverages leadership – all for the benefit of Wilkes County.

The WCCF board advises the Greater Wilkes Community Fund to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annually. 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 include: Barbara Vanmeter (secretary), Linda Cheek, Michael Cooper, Jr., Bill Harris, Sharon Oxford, Lena Lovette, Laura Luffman, Shane Seely, Susan Sturgill, Charlie White, and Graham Wyche.

The Wilkes County Community Foundation, through the NCCF, makes it easy to become a philanthropist, whatever your means or charitable goals. You can open an endowment for your favorite cause at any time – or contribute to an existing fund in any amount. Tax-deductible contributions, made payable to the Wilkes County Community Foundation, can be mailed to the North Carolina Community Foundation, 3737 Glenwood Ave. Suite 460, Raleigh, NC 27612. Contributions can also be made online at nccommunityfoundation.org.

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $217 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $400 million in assets, NCCF sustains more than 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions, and scholarships. The NCCF partners with a network of affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional, and national levels.

Media contact

For more information: info@nccommunityfoundation.org, 919-828-4387