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Almost $8K in awards to be given to area nonprofits

Almost $8,000 in grants were handed out from the Brunswick County Community Foundation. (Port City Daily/File)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A community foundation has granted $7,950 in awards to help area organizations support local community members.

The Brunswick County Community Foundation — an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation — received the funds from its community grantmaking and the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament Fund.

“There’s no better place to invest than your own community,” Tom Simmons, advisory board president of BCCF, said in a press release. “By supporting these organizations, we help ourselves and our neighbors.”

The Brunswick advisory board — Moses Stanley (vice president), Donovan Hendricks (treasurer), Julie Wolfe (secretary), Cindy Cheatham, Franklin Rouse, Lynda Stanley, Justin Wolfe and Jason Younts — has approved funds for:

  • $1,950 to Brunswick Baptist Association to build ramps for people with disabilities
  • $1,000 to A Safe Place (The Centre of Redemption) for sexual assault prevention and education for minors
  • $1,000 to Brunswick County Literacy Council for Lifting Lives With Literacy
  • $1,000 to Brunswick Family Assistance Agency, Inc.
  • $1,000 to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare for Memory Partners Savvy Caregiver Program
  • $1,000 to Step Up Wilmington for employment and upskilling initiatives for low-income Brunswick families
  • $1,000 to The Carousel Center for helping Brunswick children heal from abuse

The North Carolina Community Foundation has administered more than $243 million in grants since 1988 and has over $440 million in assets to help 1,200-plus endowments and partners statewide.

For more information about Brunswick County Community Foundation, 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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