Women for Women of Pitt County Endowment to accept grant applications beginning Feb. 3

Local nonprofit organizations serving women and girls in Pitt County can apply for grants from the Women for Women of Pitt County Endowment beginning Feb. 3.

The Endowment plans to make grants totaling $100,000. Grant awards will range from $5,000 to $15,000. Interested nonprofits can review the full request for proposals and eligibility requirements at nccommunityfoundation.org for more information. Applications will be accepted from Feb. 3 through noon on March 3. Grants will be awarded in May.

Women for Women of Pitt County Endowment was founded in 2005 and focuses on supporting nonprofit organizations whose programs or activities create hope, change and a brighter future for women and girls locally. The endowment has a deep history of grantmaking and community impact in Pitt County and has made $825,000 in local grants throughout its history.

This Endowment will continue to support efforts that are designed to:

  • Empower women and girls to achieve their full potential; assist women in achieving economic self-sufficiency;
  • Prevent violence against women and girls
  • Promote the health, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being for women and girls
  • Encourage enhancement and participation of women and girls in the community
  • Create opportunities for the economic, educational, social, artistic and personal growth of women and girls

This is the second year that the North Carolina Community Foundation is stewarding this program. Last year 10 organizations received grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000, for a total of $75,000 awarded. The grants supported violence prevention and crisis intervention efforts, meals for senior women and science education for young girls.

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

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