Chowan Community Funds Foundation awards more than $19,000 in local grants

Chowan Community Funds Foundation awards more than $19,000 in local grants

The board of advisors of the Chowan Community Funds Foundation recently announced $19,250 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund and the Ann L. Sams Endowment, according to Lynne Layton, board president.
This year the board granted:
  • $2,000 to the Albemarle commission Senior Nutrition Program for Meals on Wheels
  • $500 to the Chowan Edenton Environmental Group for Citizens Scientists promoting CHANGE (Conservation of History and Nature through Group Engagement)
  • $1,000 for the Dream Hunt & Fishing Program for their programs and events
  • $2,000 for the Edenton-Chowan Food Pantry for their Children’s Summer Nutrition Program (referred to as CSNP)
  • $750.00 to Prevent Blindness North Carolina for the Star Pupils Chowan County program
  • $1,500 to Chowan/Perquimans Smart Start Partnership for Reach Out and Read
  • $1,500 to Special Olympics North Carolina for the Special Olympics North Carolina-Chowan County
  • $2,000 to Caregiver’s Day Out, Inc. for their programs and events
  • $2,000 to the Boy’s & Girl’s Club of Edenton/Chowan county for the Junior Staff
  • $500 to the Edenton Historical Commission for the restoration and preservation of 1825 Chowan County Jail
  • $2,000 to the Edenton Farmers Market for Educational Paths to Healthier Residents
  • $1,500 to Kids First, Inc. for the Accredited Child Abuse Treatment and Prevention Program
  • $500 to the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern NC for general operating for funding a family
  • $500 to the Albemarle Hopeline for their operations
  • $1,000 to the North Carolina Symphony Society for the Music Discovery for Chowan County Preschoolers program
Layton thanked the community for its continued support of the Chowan Community Funds Foundation. “We are proud to support these nonprofit programs that are so vital to the community,” she 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 Natalie Jenkins Peel at 252-562-9824 or or visit the NCCF website at

About the Chowan Community Funds Foundation
An affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation, the Chowan Community Funds Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes and partner for donors. The CCFF was founded in 2006 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 Chowan County.

The CCFF board advises the Chowan County 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 Chowan County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Layton, board members include: Robert C. Ford (vice president), Robin Sams (secretary/treasurer), John Bryant, Cynthia Harding, Paul Hicks, Landon Mason, Brock Mitchell and Donna Winborne.

The Chowan Community Funds 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 the Chowan Community Funds 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 $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.

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