Lee County Community Foundation accepting grant applications

Mar. 22, 2013 @ 04:58 AM

The board of directors of the Lee County Community Foundation is currently accepting grant requests for community projects funded from its community fund, according to Howard Bokhoven, board president. Funds are available for nonprofit organizations that serve general charitable needs in Lee County.

Applications are available at www.nccommunityfoundation.org (under grants and scholarships/community grant making) for online grant applications. The deadline for submitting applications is midnight April 30.

The Lee County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. The community fund was established to help support local charitable needs through annual grants in 1996. In addition to Howard Bokhoven, board president, Lee County Community Foundation board members are Mikeal Basinger, Adam Beal, Wilson Cox, Oliver Crawley Jr., David Foushee, Ed Garrison, Doug Gay, Jan Hayes, Drew Lucas, Dargan Moore, Robert Nelson, John Quiggle, John Ramsperger, Linda Smith, Sharon Spenceand Charles Welborn.

For further information, contact any board member; the NCCF Sandhills Region Regional Associate, Mary Anne Howard, at (919) 256-6924, or visit the NCCF website at www.nccommunityfoundation.org

About the North Carolina Community Foundation:

The NCCF is a single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made nearly $68 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $156 million in assets, the NCCF sustains over 1,000 endowments established to provide long-term support for a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 66 counties across the state. An important component of the NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels. For more information, please visit www.nccommunityfoundation.org or the North Carolina Community Foundation page on Facebook.