Craven County Community Foundation hands out $70K to schools, nonprofits
Friday, October 28, 2011
Posted by: Cindy Verity
From: New Bern Sun Journal
Schools and nonprofit groups in Craven County are receiving grants
totaling $70,000 in 2011 from the Craven County Community Foundation.
The awards, announced this week by the foundation and board president
Dan Pritchett, go to 21 institutions and organizations and range from
grants for medical care for the indigent to support for schools,
Scouting programs and the arts.
"These grants are important to our community and our quality of
life,” Pritchett said in his thank you to the community for supporting
"Critical programs would not be possible without the generosity of
many individuals and organizations that have supported Craven County’s
community fund,” he said. "We are also grateful for the legacy of
generosity left by Mr. (Richard Chapman) Cleve” of Vanceboro, who left a
more than a $1 million unrestricted gift to the foundation when he died
Grants go to Carolina East Foundation for the Carolina East
Foundation Indigent Care Fund; Catholic Charities of the Diocese of
Raleigh-New Bern Regional Office for the Senior Pharmacy Program;
Coastal Carolina Chamber Music Festival to support Carolina Chamber
Music Festival community outreach programs; Coastal Women's Shelter for
the CWS Resale Store Seed Funding Project; Craven County Partners in
Education for the Beginning Teacher's Toolbox program.
Other recipients include Craven Cherry Point Child Development Center
for the Child Development Services and Family Support Program; Craven
Literacy Council to provide GED and pre-GED training classes for adults
in New Bern’s Five Points and Duffyfield communities; Girl Scouts-North
Carolina Coastal Pines for the Craven County Girl Scout community
outreach program; Habitat for Humanity of Craven County for the Havelock
Community Build, Service Men and Women Building for Habitat for
Humanity program; USO of North Carolina’s Jacksonville Center to support
the USO of NC Information Desk at the Coastal Carolina Airport; MERCI
Clinic for restorative dental care for uninsured adults and Monarch
Health for the Monarch Ability Garden.
Grant money also went to Prevent Blindness North Carolina for the
vision screening and eye care program; Boy Scouts of America - East
Carolina Council to support the Neuse Basin Scout Scholarship Fund; New
Millennium Theatre Works for the Carolinian Shakespeare Festival; North
Carolina Coastal Land Trust for the Havelock Area Conservation
Initiative; Promise Place for the "Business of Child Sexual Abuse"
program; Religious Community Services for the Perishable and Prepared
Food Recovery Program; Tryon Palace Council of Friends to provide Tryon
Palace History Camp Scholarships for underserved children; West Craven
High School for three programs: Can You See Me Now?, Books a Million?
Not Anymore, and Students Helping Students program and West Craven
Middle School for the Curriculum Book Mobile-Experience, Engage and
The Craven County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.