Tuesday, February 27, 2024

$50K in grants awarded to NHC nonprofits

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — The New Hanover County Community Foundation — an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation — has helped fund 15 area organizations with a recent round of grants.

Almost $52,000 was awarded. The foundation utilizes money from its endowment funds to make grants to nonprofits that help the local community. This round of grants was allocated from the 1898 Memorial Endowment, the Food Bank of Coastal Carolina Fund, the Lucille Murchison Marvin Fund, and the Suzanne and George Taylor Endowment.

Below is the breakdown of awards:

  • $5,020 to Tides, Inc., for general operating support$5,000 to Diaper Bank of NC for Distributing Dignity: Meeting Diaper Need in New Hanover County
  • $5,000 to Domestic Violence Shelter & Services for general operating support
  • $5,000 to The Carousel Center for helping child survivors heal from abuse
  • $5,000 to Diaper Bank of NC for Distributing Dignity: Meeting Diaper Need in New Hanover County
  • $5,000 to Open House Youth Shelter of Coastal Horizons Center, Inc.
  • $4,000 to Step Up Wilmington for expanding opportunity through employment support and upskilling in the Cape Fear area
  • $3,560 to Assistance League of Greater Wilmington for Operation School Bell SNEAKERS project
  • $2,500 to First Fruit Ministries for street outreach to unhoused people
  • $2,500 to The Thalian Association of Wilmington for Thalian Youth Theatre Bridges the Gap
  • $2,500 to 2SHARE, Inc. for targeted operating budget
  • $2,500 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern North Carolina for Project Learn
  • $2,500 to Brooklyn Arts Music Academy for Music Is Life!
  • $2,500 to Cape Fear Guardian Ad Litem Association for Help a Kid Be a Kid
  • $2,200 to Bread for Life Senior Pantry for general operating support
  • $2,110 to Cape Fear Museum for Wilmington 1898

“We’re pleased to invest in these organizations,” Justin Burgess, advisory board president of the New Hanover County Community Foundation, said in a release. “They perform critical services in our community.”

Burgess serves on the New Hanover County Community Advisory board with: Ronald Copley (vice president), Charles Earney (treasurer), Anna Van Rens Taylor (secretary), Jonathan Alper, Patrick Boykin, Angie Brewer, Henry Cherry, Eldridge Dodson, Donna Flake, Martin Green, Chris Hoenig, Patrick Moore, Hollis Moye Ray, Jane Rippy, Frankie Roberts, David Sweyer and JD Swart.

To learn more about the NHCCF, click here.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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