NACF awards $100K in grants


From staff reports

Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Northern Albemarle Community Foundation this week announced $100,000 in local grants — including $40,000 for a collaborative effort between Perquimans Schools and the Albemarle Family YMCA and $25,000 for a partnership between the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools and local nonprofits to provide healthy food for low-income students on weekends.

The grants are being made from the HCWGMW Fund, a donor-advised fund administered by the N.C. Community Foundation, according to Natalie Jenkins Peel, NCCF regional director.

This year’s nonprofit recipients and their grant amounts include:

* $40,000 to the Perquimans Education Foundation for the Moving Minds Through Movement program, a collaboration with the YMCA.

* $25,000 to the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools Education Foundation for the ECP Backpacks program, a collaboration with ECPPS, local churches and Food Bank of the Albemarle.

* $5,000 to College of The Albemarle for the Camp Scrubs, a collaboration with the YMCA.

* $9,000 to the Albemarle Boys & Girls Club for the Community Garden, a collaboration with Blackwell Church.

* $6,000 to the YMCA for the Regrant of the All Kids Swim program for Gates County kindergarteners.

* $15,000 to Arts of the Albemarle for the Regrant of Art is for Everyone program with the Boys & Girls Club.

“The Northern Albemarle Community Foundation is honored to have the HCWGMW Fund included in our family of funds,” said Phyllis Bosomworth, NACF board president. “These grants are meant to encourage collaboration among area nonprofits that are assisting with Healthy Eating and Active Living Initiatives with at-risk youth.”

The Northern Albemarle Community Foundation, founded in 2001 as an affiliate foundation of the N.C. Community Foundation, is led by a local volunteer advisory board.

The N.C. Community Foundation is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina. It has made more than $130 million in grants since its inception in 1988.