Foundation accepting applications for grants

First Posted: 3/28/2014

LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Community Foundation has begun accepting online applications for its 2014 grants. The deadline to apply is May 6.

Proposals are sought in support of broad charitable purposes in the areas of arts and humanities, education, the environment, health, human services, public and societal benefit, and youth development. Grants are not available to individuals or for capital campaigns or capital improvements. Grants typically range from $500 to $1,000.

The foundation only accepts online grant applications, which are available on the NC Community Foundation website at

Since 2007, the Robeson County Community Foundation has awarded more than $24,000 in grants to local nonprofits. The Robeson County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation, which provides support and management services to a number of local endowment funds.

Anyone wishing to learn more about the Robeson County Community Foundation and its services to the community may contact a local board member or call the North Carolina Community Foundation’s Southeastern office at 910-509-7256.

Local board members include: Abe Marshall, president; Kenny Biggs; Annette Burke; James Byrne; Eric Dent; Bruce Huggins; Susie Jones; R. D. Locklear, Bryan Maynor; James E. Parker; Maria Parker; Sylvia Pate; Lenore Taylor; and Ken Windley.