Carteret Community Foundation awards more than $64,000 in local grants

Carteret Community Foundation awards more than $64,000 in local grants

The board of advisors of the Carteret Community Foundation recently announced $64,460 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund, J. O. and Ruth Barbour Memorial Fund for Elementary Education in Carteret County, J. O. and Ruth Barbour Memorial Fund for Wildlife Habitat Conservation and Pearl's Pantry Fund, according to Terry Robertson, board president.
This year the board granted:
  • $4,000 to BackPack Friends for general operating support
  • $2,500 to the Broad Street Clinic Foundation, Inc. for the Dental Bus program
  • $520 to the Broad Street Clinic Foundation, Inc. for prescription medications for the uninsured
  • $4,000 to the Carteret County Domestic Violence Program, Inc for adult and child domestic violence counseling and education
  • $3,000 to the Carteret County General Hospital Foundation for the Evelyn's Closet program
  • $2,500 to the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh for the Senior Pharmacy Program in Carteret County
  • $3,500 to the Children's Cancer Partners of the Carolinas for the Carteret County Childhood Cancer Safety Net program
  • $3,000 to the Crystal Coast Autism Center for scholarships providing access to education and services for Carteret children
  • $4,000 to the Crystal Coast Hospice House for the purchase and installation of ice maker and dispenser for the family kitchen
  • $2,000 to the Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines for the Carteret County Girl Scout Leadership Experience
  • $3,500 to the Hope Mission of Carteret County, Inc for the Stow and Tow program
  • $520 to the Hope Mission of Carteret County, Inc for the An apple a day program
  • $1,500 to the Miracles in Motion Performing Arts Centre for general operating support
  • $5,000 to Morehead Elementary School for the Sail Into Reading and Anchor Your Learning program
  • $5,130 to the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust for preserve safety at Camp Sam Hatcher at Gales Creek Preserve
  • $2,500 to the North Carolina Symphony for the music education concert for Carteret County students
  • $4,480 to the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter Inc. for the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter and Education Center (OWLS) laundry room renovation
  • $2,500 to the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern NC for general operating support to fund families from Carteret County
  • $2,810 to the SIDCO Surface Interval Diving Company for the Lost Tankers program
  • $1,000 to Special Olympics North Carolina for Special Olympics North Carolina-Carteret County
  • $4,000 to Trail of Faith Farms for scholarship funding for Carteret County citizens
  • $2,500 to TROSA (Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc.) for residential substance abuse recovery services for individuals from Carteret County
Robertson thanked the community for its continued support of the Carteret Community Foundation. “We are proud to support these nonprofit programs that are so vital to the community,” he said. “We are grateful to the many generous individuals and organizations that have supported our work to inspire philanthropy across our community.”

For further information, contact NCCF Regional Director Kim Ball at (252) 288-5706 or or visit the NCCF website at

About the Carteret Community Foundation
An affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation, the Carteret Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes and partner for donors. The CCF was founded in 2005 and 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 Carteret County.

The CCF board advises the Carteret Community Fund, the unrestricted community grantmaking fund, to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held on an annual basis. Advisory board members live and work in Carteret County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Robertson, board members include: Debra Harvell (vice president), Rhonda Scibal (secretary), Chuck Jordan (treasurer), Richard McIntyre (immediate past president), Sammy Brooks, Peggy Burns, Michelle Gregory, Kniffy Hamilton, Ray Harris, Beth Henry, Corey Lewis, Jimmy Mercer, Ryan Morris, Ginger Parker, Wayne Schriever and Jan Sutton.
The Carteret Community Foundation, through the NC Community Foundation, makes it easy to become a philanthropist, whatever your means or charitable goals. You can open an endowment for your favorite cause at any time – or contribute to an existing fund in any amount. Tax-deductible contributions, made payable to Carteret Community Foundation, can be mailed to the North Carolina Community Foundation, 3737 Glenwood Ave. Suite 460, Raleigh, NC 27612. Contributions can also be made online at

About the North Carolina Community Foundation
The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $161 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $284 million in assets, NCCF sustains more than 1,300 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with a network of affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit