Local foundation taking grant applications

By: Staff report

LUMBERTON — The board of advisors of the Robeson County Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for projects funded from its community fund.

Kenny Biggs, board president, said money is available for nonprofits that serve general charitable needs in Robeson County. Applications are available online and can be found by visiting nccommunityfoundation.org. The deadline for submitting applications is noon May 1.

The Robeson County Community Foundation was established in 2005 and is a local affiliate foundation of the North Carolina Community Foundation. The county foundation is led by a local volunteer advisory board that helps build community assets through the creation of permanent endowments, makes grants and leverages leadership, all for the benefit of Robeson County.

In addition to Biggs, board members include: Ken Windley, vice president; Marcus Bryant, treasurer; Sylvia Pate, secretary; Alfred Bryant; John Carter; Sara Hayes; Bruce Huggins; Abraham Marshall; Bryan Maynor; Mike McGehee; and Sandra Oliver.

Tax-deductible contributions, made payable to the Robeson County Community Foundation, can be mailed to the North Carolina Community Foundation, 3737 Glenwood Ave. Suite 460, Raleigh, N.C. 27612. Contributions can also be made online at nccommunityfoundation.org.

For further information, contact North Carolina Community Foundation Regional Director Anne Sorhagen at 910-202-6727 or [email protected] or visit its website at nccommunityfoundation.org.

The North Carolina Community Foundation is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $130 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With nearly $247 million in assets, the foundation sustains 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships.

Staff report