The grant was made from the NCCF Disaster Relief Fund’s initial grantmaking allocations to support long-term recovery and meet unmet needs from Hurricane Florence.
“This grant is critical to the long-term recovery of Craven County from Hurricane Florence,” said Jonathan Segal, CCCF 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 Craven County Community Foundation
The Craven County Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes and partner for donors. CCCF was founded in 1991 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 Craven County.
The CCCF is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. In addition to Segal, board members include: James Congleton, (vice president), Peter Moeller (secretary), Lee Knott (treasurer), Tyler Harris (immediate past president), James Briley, Martha Cook, James Davis, Dorothy Dove, Marc Finlayson, John Haroldson, John King, John Kirkland, Ken McCotter, Chuck Meekins, Gregory Peacock, Dan Pritchett, Dan Roberts, Tony Salem, Linda Staunch, Brian Taylor, Scott Thomas, Alice Tolson, Susan Ward and Rex Willis.
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 nccommunityfoundation.org