Wayne County Community Foundation awards $1,170 in local grants

Wayne County Community Foundation awards $1,170 in local grants


The board of advisors of the Wayne County Community Foundation recently announced $1,170 in local grant awards from the community grantmaking fund, according to Robert Logan, board president.


This year the board granted:

  • $670 to the Habitat for Humanity of Goldsboro-Wayne for the Habitat Learning Lab

  • $500 to Mephibosheth Project Inc (MPI) for the Wayne Empowerment Resource Center (WERC)

Logan thanked the community for its support of the Wayne County Community Foundation. “We are proud to support these nonprofit programs that are so vital to the community,” he said. “We are grateful to the many generous individuals and organizations that have supported our work to inspire philanthropy across our community.”
The Wayne County Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes and partner for donors. WCCF was founded in 1998 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 Wayne County.
The WCCF board advises the Wayne 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 Wayne County, they can leverage resources to help meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Logan, board members include: Suzi Acree, Harold Brashear, Donna Phillips, Lynn Williams and Edward Wilson.
The WCCF, 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 Wayne 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 Kelly Lee at 252-557-0278 or klee@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.
For more information, visit nccommunityfoundation.org, like us on Facebook and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @NCCF.
News media contact
Kelly Lee, NCCF Regional Director
252-557-0278, klee@nccommunityfoundation.org