Foundation provides nonprofits $11,340 in grants

By: Staff report
Kenny Biggs

LUMBERTON — The board of advisors for the Robeson County Community Foundation has approved $11,340 in local grants, according to Kenny Biggs, board president.

The board will provide grants of $1,500 each to the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill for the Robeson County Cares Fund program, and the Lumberton Christian Care Center for the Feeding the Hungry in Robeson County program; $1,300 to the Robeson County Humane Society for general operating support; and $1,250 to The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Thomas Center for Entrepreneurship for the Jumpstart Your Business Idea program.

It will also grant $1,000 each to the Girl Scouts of North Carolina Coastal Pines for the Robeson County Girl Scout Leadership Experience program; the Robeson County Partnership for Children Inc. for the Exploration Station Scholarship Project; the Redhill Community Recovery Center for the Seeding Redhill Recovery program; the American Heart Association for the CPR In Schools: Training the Next Generation of Lifesavers program; the Red Springs Arts Council for the Third Saturday Arts at the Farmer’s Market program; and $790 to Lumberton Rescue and EMS Inc. for a CPR compression device.

“We are proud to support these nonprofit programs that are so important to our community,” Biggs said. “We are grateful to the many generous individuals and organizations that have supported the Robeson County Community Foundation and our work to inspire philanthropy across our community.”

The Robeson County Community Foundation is led by a local volunteer advisory board that helps build community assets through the creation of permanent endowments and providing grants, all for the benefit of Robeson County.

For information, contact NCCF Regional Director Anne Sorhagen at 910-202-6727 or [email protected] or visit the NCCF website at

Kenny Biggs Biggs

Staff report