The North Carolina Community Foundation has completed its 2022 round of grantmaking from its COVID-19 relief fund
With another $1.25 million distributed to assist nonprofit organizations that were impacted by revenue loss and increased demand for services because of the pandemic.
Thirty-three grants were issued to nonprofits recently through the North Carolina Healing Communities Fund in a final round of grantmaking. This adds to the $4.25 million in grants awarded in 2021, bringing the final total of grants made by the fund to nearly $5.5 million. Launched by NCCF in July 2020, the NC Healing Communities Fund supports long-term, unmet needs for organizations embedded in or serving marginalized communities in North Carolina that were disproportionately affected by the pandemic. This includes communities of color, communities of lower wealth, communities in mostly rural areas, and communities where English is not the primary language. A total of 149 grants, ranging from $25,000 to $55,000, were made from the NC Healing Communities Fund across the state by an advisory committee beginning in January 2021.
The committee was comprised of representatives from the nonprofit, health, and human services sectors, rural and faith communities, and other partners. The average grant amount was $37,000. The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) is the only statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered over $243 million in grants since 1988. With more than $440 million in assets, NCCF sustains over 1,200 endowments and partners with a network of affiliates to award grants and scholarships in communities across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure rural philanthropy has a voice at the local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit nccommunityfoundation.org.