Lincoln County Community Foundation is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations interested in applying for grants for community projects.
The foundation will make up the three awards this year. The maximum individual grant will be for up to $1,000. Priority will be given to â€œseed grantsâ€ for projects that cannot be covered by the normal budgets in charitable agencies. Deadline for grant applications is Sept. 3, 2004.
Newly formatted grant applications can be obtained by contacting Richard Jones at 704-735-1423 or firstname.lastname@example.org, picked up at Jonas Law Firm, or by calling McCray Benson at 704-937-4559. Applications must be qualified, charitable, tax-exempt organizations that serve local citizens. Areas generally not funded by the Foundationâ€™s Grants Program include capital campaigns, operating budgets beyond the seed level, publications of books, conferences or grants to individuals.
The Lincoln County Community Foundation is a permanent endowment established in 2001 by local leaders to benefit a wide range of charitable purposes. The Foundation assists donors in making charitable gifts to the community, provides services for nonprofit organizations to create new or manage existing endowments and makes grants for projects. It is a part of Foundation For The Carolinas, which serves 13 communities in North and South Carolina.
More information about Lincoln County Community Foundation can be found at http://www.fftc.org/affliates/nc/lincoln/ or by calling McCray Benson at 704973-4559, or by contacting a member of the board. Chair of the Board of Trustees is Seth A. Haney. Other board members are Daniel W. Barefoot, James E. Burt III, E. Scott Carpenter, Jerry Cochrane, Sylvia L. Holmes, C. Harry Huss, Richard E. Jonas, Samuel â€œBoâ€ C. King Jr., C.D. â€œChipâ€ Stroup III and Mollie G. Warlick. by Staff Reports