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September 29, 2023

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Community grants available from the Swain County Community Foundation

The board of advisors of the Swain County Community Foundation will begin accepting grant applications from nonprofits serving needs in the local community.

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations serving Swain County and will be awarded from the community grantmaking fund and the Youth Are Our Future Endowment. Grants typically range from $500 to $1,250.

Applications are available beginning Friday, June 24. Visit nccommunityfoundation.org for information about applying. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, July 26 at noon.

Grants are not available for regranting purposes, capital campaigns, capital improvements, out-of-state travel or for individuals. Funds are awarded by the board of advisors of the Swain County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF).

“We are so pleased to provide this wonderful opportunity to our nonprofit community,” said Karen Proctor, board president. “Swain County is better because of their work, and we are excited to partner with our nonprofits once again.”

About the Swain County Community Foundation

The Swain County Community Foundation (SCCF) was founded in 1992 and is led by a local volunteer advisory board that helps build community assets by creating permanent endowments, making grants and leveraging leadership – all for the benefit of Swain County.

The SCCF board advises both the Swain County Unrestricted Endowment Fund and the Youth Are Our Future Endowment to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annually.

Advisory board members live and work in Swain County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Proctor, board members include Christine Roth (vice president), Cindy Thompson (secretary/treasurer), Terry Bevino, Janine Crisp, Regina Mathis, Misty Sneed and Carol Sussman.

The Swain County Community Foundation makes it easy to support your community. You can open an endowment for your favorite cause at any time or contribute to an existing fund in any amount. Tax-deductible contributions, made payable to the Swain County Community 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 nccommunityfoundation.org.

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $217 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $400 million in assets, NCCF sustains more than 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. For more information, visit nccommunityfoundation.org.

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