Saturday, September 30, 2023

Brunswick County Community Foundation gives over $7K to area nonprofits

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — The Brunswick County Community Foundation awarded $5,500 in local grant to area nonprofits and $1,740 from its U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament Fund.

“Our nonprofits are vital to our community, and we are honored to continue our support,” said Mike Gildea, advisory board president of the Brunswick County Community Foundation.

The grants are awarded on an annual basis and this year funds went to the following:

  • $1,000 to A Safe Place (The Centre of Redemption) for Minor Prevention
  • $1,500 to Brunswick Partnership for Housing, Inc. for transitional housing
  • $1,000 to Brunswick Search and Rescue for Happy Tails To You
  • $1,000 to Coastal Bringing Up Down Syndrome of Southeastern NC for general mission support
  • $740 to Diaper Bank of NC for Distributing Dignity: Meeting Diaper Need in Brunswick County
  • $1,000 to Samara’s Village for general operating support
  • $1,000 to The Carousel Center for Helping Brunswick Kids Heal from Abuse

The Brunswick County Community Foundation, a branch of the North Carolina Community Foundation, was founded in 1997 and is led by a volunteer advisory board that helps the community create permanent endowments, offer grants, leverage leadership and partnerships to benefit the county.

The board oversees the foundation fund, an unrestricted community grantmaking fund, and the U.S. Open tournament fund to support local needs. The

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