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Chowan Community Funds Foundation awards $16,000 in local grants

Wednesday, June 28, 2017  
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The board of advisors of the Chowan Community Funds Foundation announces $16,000 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund, according to Katharine Little Farless, board president.


This year’s nonprofit recipients include:

  • $1,000 to the Albemarle Commission Senior Nutrition Program for Meals on Wheels-Chowan County
  • $3,000 to Boys & Girls Club of Edenton/Chowan County for junior staff
  • $1,000 to the Chowan Edenton Environmental Group for local environmental action through citizen science
  • $1,000 to the Chowan/Perquimans Smart Start Partnership for Reach Out and Read
  • $1,000 to the Dream Hunt and Fish Foundation for operating support
  • $2,000 to the Edenton Farmers Market for the An Avenue to Healthy Northeastern North Carolina Residents program
  • $1,000 to the Edenton Historical Commission for antiques, textiles and artifacts' protection on the second and third floors of the Penelope Barker House
  • $3,000 to the Edenton-Chowan Food Pantry for operating support
  • $3,000 to Kids First for the child abuse prevention and evidence-based treatment program

Farless thanked the community for its support of the Chowan Community Funds Foundation. “These grants are important to our community and our quality of life,” she said. “Critical programs would not be possible without the generosity of many individuals and organizations that have supported Chowan County’s community fund.”

About the Chowan Community Funds Foundation

The Chowan Community Funds Foundation was founded by a group of committed citizens to serve as a local resource to meet community needs through permanent endowments that fuel grantmaking. In addition to Farless, board members include: Lynne Layton (vice president), Robin Sams (secretary treasurer), John Bryant, Robert Ford, Cynthia Harding and Paul Hicks. CCCF is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation, which administers its funds.


Tax-deductible contributions, made payable to the Chowan County Community Grantmaking Fund, can be mailed to the North Carolina Community Foundation, 204 South Poindexter Street, Elizabeth City, NC  27909. Contributions can also be made online at


For further information, contact NCCF Regional Director Natalie Peel at 252-562-9824 or or visit the NCCF website at


About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made $116 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $222 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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