Wake County Community Foundation awards more than $10,000 in local grants

Wake County Community Foundation awards more than $10,000 in local grants


The board of advisors of the Wake County Community Foundation announces $10,500 in local awards from the community grantmaking fund, according to Randy Cagan, board president.


This year the board will grant:

  • $2,000 to Community Helpers Service Center Inc. for the food pantry

  • $1,000 to the Dorothy Mae Hall Women’s Center for the “Cherish Me” Teen Girls Empowerment Group program

  • $1,000 to Helping Horse Inc. for therapeutic horseback riding lessons

  • $1,500 to The Carying Place Inc. for the Transitional Housing & Life/Financial Skills Program for homeless, working families with children

  • $1,500 to The Center for Volunteer Caregiving for the In-Home Connections program

  • $1,500 to The Hope Center at Pullen for the Preventing Homelessness in Young People Aging Out of Foster Care program

  • $1,000 to the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County for the Veteran Channels- Connecting with the Arts program

  • $1,000 to With Love From Jesus Ministries for the food pantry

Cagan thanked the community for its support of the Wake County Community Foundation. “We are proud to support these nonprofit programs that are so important to our community,” he said. “We are grateful to the many generous individuals and organizations that have supported the Wake County Community Foundation and our work to inspire philanthropy across our community.”
For further information, contact NCCF Regional Director Quinn Novels at 919-256-6914 or qnovels@nccommunityfoundation.org or visit the NCCF website at nccommunityfoundation.org.
About the Wake County Community Foundation
The Wake County Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, resource for area nonprofits, source of grants for worthy local causes and partner for donors. The WCCF 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 Wake County. Whatever your means or charitable goals, the WCCF makes it easy to become a philanthropist. The WCCF was founded in 1991 and is an affiliate foundation of the North Carolina Community Foundation. In addition to Cagan, board members include: Jeff Raxlin (vice president), Tim Poirier (treasurer), La Nica Allison (secretary), Rebecca Leggett, Sebastian Bunster, Marty Clayton, Juan Carlos Erickson, Cameron Flowers, Sarah Gaskill, Ellen Gorham, Michelle Keaton-Barrow, Ruth Peebles, Peter Roche, Jerry Sayre and Katie Weeks.
Tax-deductible contributions, made payable to the Wake 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.
About the North Carolina Community Foundation
The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $130 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With nearly $247 million in assets, NCCF sustains 1,200 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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