Harnett County Community Foundation awards $6,270 in local grants

Harnett County Community Foundation awards $6,270 in local grants


The board of advisors of the Harnett County Community Foundation recently announced $6,270 in local grant awards from the community grantmaking fund, according to Kathryn Tart, board president.


This year the board granted:

  • $900 to the Autism Society of North Carolina for Autism Resource Specialists in Harnett County

  • $1,620 to the DUMA Food pantry for community food relief

  • $500 to Facing Giants for general operating support

  • $750 to the Fort Bragg Armed Services YMCA for Operation Hero

  • $500 to Simply Girls Inc. for the afterschool program

  • $500 to Special Olympics North Carolina for Special Olympics North Carolina - Harnett County

  • $1,000 to Triangle South Literacy Works for the Literacy for All program

  • $500 to the Western Harnett Lions Club for vision screening

Tart thanked the community for its support of the Harnett County Community 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.”
The Harnett County Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes and partner for donors. HCCF 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 Harnett County.
The HCCF board advises the Harnett County Community Fund, the unrestricted community grantmaking fund, to support local needs. This competitive grants program is held annually. Because advisory board members live and work in Harnett County, they can leverage resources to help meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Tart, board members include: Chris Stewart (vice president), Joseph Giles (treasurer), Hope Tyndall (secretary), Bart Adams, Chris Aldredge, Ernest Alphin, Robert Carr, Jason Gipe, Kim Hargrove, Oscar Harris, Marsha Johnson, Mary Ellen Lauder, Tilghman Pope, Patricia Harmon-Lewis, Walter Massey, Jerry Milton, Coley Price, Rhett Raynor, H. L. Sorrell, David Stephens and Doug Turner.
The HCCF, through the North Carolina 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 Harnett County 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 nccommunityfoundation.org.
For further information, contact NCCF Regional Director Dawn Neighbors at 910-292-4437 or dneighbors@nccommunityfoundation.org or visit the NCCF website at nccommunityfoundation.org.
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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