Thursday, July 25, 2024

NH Community Endowment to host public meeting, launch next grant cycle

The New Hanover Community Endowment will open its next grant cycle Sept. 1; it’s inviting the public to hear details next week. (Courtesy NHCE)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Another round of grant funding is opening next month from the New Hanover Community Endowment.

READ MORE: 110 nonprofits receive $9M in first tranche of NHC Endowment funds

A public meeting will be held Aug. 9, 5 p.m., at the Harrelson Center to share updates on NHCE’s priorities and its vision for the future before beginning its next cycle of grant applications. The meeting will also be livestreamed on NHCTV; Spanish and ASL interpretation will be available.

“Bringing the community together is essential because it allows everyone to understand how to be part of the transformational work that the Endowment envisions,” NHCE’s president and CEO William Buster said in a press release. “We’re excited to share where we’ve been and where we plan to go together.”

NHCE will announce details on the next grant cycle to open Sept. 1. It will mark the first since NHCE launched its 2023-2025 strategic plan. Grants will focus on funding programs that address New Hanover County’s most acute problems such as barriers to early childhood development and affordable housing, as well as capacity building for nonprofits.

“We’re focused on making transformational change with partners in education, community safety, health and community development,” executive vice president of programs and operations Lakesha McDay said in the release. “This grant cycle is a significant step toward that goal.”

To register and ask a question or provide public comment ahead of the meeting, complete the following form by Aug. 8 at 6 p.m.

The New Hanover Community Endowment was created in 2020 by the sale of the county-owned New Hanover Regional Medical Center to Novant Health. It awarded $9 million last year, given to 110 nonprofits.


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