Craven County Community Foundation Accepting Grant Applications

craven_county_community_foundationThe board of advisors of the Craven County Community Foundation will begin accepting grant requests on March 29th, 2013 for community projects funded from the Craven County Community Fund and its component fund, the Richard Chapman Cleve Fund.

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations that serve general charitable needs in Craven County, according to Tyler Harris, grants chair.

Applications are available online only. Visit and select “Affiliates” then “Craven” for information about applying online.  The deadline for submitting applications is May 14, 2013.

The Craven County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.  The community fund was established to help support local charitable needs through annual grants.  Craven County Board members include:  Rex Willis (President), Alice Tolson (Vice President), Peter Moeller (Secretary), Jim Briley (Treasurer), Dan Pritchett (Immediate Past President), Jim Davis, Vernon DeBolt, Marc Finlayson, John Haroldson, Tyler Harris, John King, John Kirkland, Lee Knott, Chuck Meekins, Greg Peacock, Dan Roberts, Kevin Roberts, Tony Salem, Tom Southern, Linda Staunch, Scott Thomas, Susie Ward, and Brenda Wilson.

For further information, contact any board member; the NCCF Regional Associate Kim Ball at 252-670-5929 or visit the NCCF website at

About NCCF

The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made nearly $68 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $156 million in assets, the NCCF sustains 1,000 plus funds and endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 67 counties across the state. An important component of the NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit and Facebook.

Submitted by: Kim Ball, North Carolina Community Foundation