Craven County Community Foundation accepting Grant Applications

Craven County Community Foundation

The board of advisors of the Craven County Community Foundation will begin accepting grant requests on March 6th, 2015 for community projects funded from the Craven County Community Fund and its two component funds, the Richard Chapman Cleve Fund and the Nelson Family Memorial Endowment Fund.

Proposals are sought in support of broad charitable purposes in the areas of arts and humanities, education, the environment, health, human services, public and societal benefit and youth development.  Monies are available for non-profit, tax-exempt organizations addressing these needs in Craven County, according to John Kirkland, Grant Chair. Grants typically range from $500 to $10,000.

Applications are available online only. Visit and select “Apply for Grants & Scholarships” then follow the “Grantmaking guidelines” for information about applying online. The deadline for submitting applications is noon on April 14, 2015.

In 1991, a group of committed Craven County citizens came together to establish the Craven County Community Foundation. Since then, the Foundation has enjoyed tremendous success, establishing 28 charitable endowed funds for important Craven County non-profit causes and building a local philanthropic asset base of $12.9 million.

Since its inception, the Craven County Community Foundation has made more than $665,000 in grants to local nonprofits.  Local Board members include: Alice Tolson (President), Tyler Harris (Vice President), Peter Moeller (Secretary), Jim Briley (Treasurer), John Kirkland, (Grants Chair),  Rex Willis, (Immediate Past President), Bill Austin, Maria Cho, Dr. Jim Congleton, Martha Cook, Jim Davis, Vernon DeBolt, Marc Finlayson, John Haroldson, John King, Lee Knott, Ken McCotter, Chuck Meekins, Greg Peacock, Dan Pritchett, Dan Roberts, Kevin Roberts, Tony Salem,  Linda Staunch, Brian Taylor, Scott Thomas, Susie Ward, and Brenda Wilson.

For further information, contact Kim Ball, NCCF regional associate at 252-288-5706 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 nearly $89 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $191 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 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 67 counties 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 and Facebook or follow on Twitter @NCCF.

Submitted by: Kim Ball, Coastal Plains South Regional Associate, North Carolina Community Foundation