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Edgecombe Charitable Foundation accepting grant applications

Monday, July 10, 2017  
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The board of advisors of the Edgecombe Charitable Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for projects funded from its community grantmaking fund, according to Jane Thorne, board president.


Funds are available for nonprofit organizations that serve general charitable needs in Edgecombe County. Applications are available online beginning July 14. Visit for information about applying. The deadline for submitting applications is noon Aug. 15.


About the Edgecombe Charitable Foundation

The Edgecombe Charitable 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 Thorne, board members include: Laura Temple (secretary), Mahlon W. DeLoatch Jr. (treasurer), Jim C. Marrow (grants chair), Thomas Anderson, Alison Blodget, W. G. Clark IV, Carol Cobb, Jerome Creech, Anthony Edwards, Jamilla Hawkins, Mary Jane Jenkins, Linda Knight, Anne Lewis and Margaret-Ann Wooten. ECF is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation, which administers its funds.


Tax-deductible contributions, made payable to the Edgecombe Charitable 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


For further information, contact NCCF Regional Director Kelly Lee at 252-557-0278 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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