Carteret County local nonprofits awarded $56,00 in Hurricane Florence recovery grants from the North

Carteret County local nonprofits awarded $56,00 in Hurricane Florence recovery grants from the North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund

The board of advisors of the Carteret Community Foundation recently awarded $56,250 in recovery grants from the North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund to support the long-term recovery of the local community from Hurricane Florence.
Organizations receiving grants are:
  • Cape Carteret Baptist Church for Backpack Friends
  • Family Promise of Carteret County
  • Hope Mission of Carteret County, Inc
  • Salvation Army of Carteret County
The grants were made from the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund’s initial grantmaking allocations to support long-term recovery and meet unmet needs from Hurricane Florence in Carteret County.

“These grants are critical to the long-term recovery of Carteret County from Hurricane Florence,” said Terry Robertson, CCF advisory board president. “The North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund is a pivotal resource to our local community thanks to the generosity of many donors who gave to help eastern North Carolina.”

NCCF is keenly aware of how deeply Hurricane Florence impacted eastern North Carolina and devastated many communities in our state, according to Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, CEO and president. “The North Carolina Community Foundation has been in these communities for more than 30 years and will continue to be there supporting disaster recovery long after the TV cameras are gone,” she said. “We were grateful to see the outpouring of generosity that supported the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund and are honored to steward these funds to support long-term recovery efforts and meet unmet needs.”

About the Carteret Community Foundation
The Carteret Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes and partner for donors. 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 is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. 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, Ruth Davis, Michelle Gregory, Kniffy Hamilton, Ray Harris, Debra Harvell, Beth Henry, John Humphries, Corey Lewis, Jimmy Mercer, Ryan Morris, Ginger Parker, Wayne Schriever and Jan Sutton.

About the North Carolina Community Foundation
The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $145 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $270 million in assets, NCCF sustains 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