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NCCF accepting grant applications to Statewide Women’s Fund

 RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications for projects funded from its statewide Women’s Fund, according to Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, president and CEO.
Funds are available for nonprofit organizations that sponsor programming that supports women and/or families, with particular emphasis on women’s health and leadership issues. Programs must serve areas within the NCCF’s 67-county service area. (To find counties served by NCCF, visit
Applications will only be accepted online at and are due on or before Aug. 16, 2013.  More information and training tools about using the online application are also available online. This year the fund will award a total of $10,000. Grant amounts typically range from $1,000 to $2,000. Grant recipients will be informed of the grants committee's decisions in September, 2013. The grants committee of the statewide Women’s Fund is comprised of representatives of the NCCF’s local women’s giving circles and other female community leaders from across North Carolina. NCCF supports regionally based giving programs across the state, including the Bertie-Hertford Women’s Fund; Women Givers of Northeast North Carolina (Camden, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties); the Currituck-Dare Women’s Fund; the Women’s Giving Network of Wake County; the Art of Giving in the Triangle; the Women Givers of Nash-Rocky Mount; the Women’s Impact Network in New Hanover County; and the Cary Women’s Giving Network.
About NCCF The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made nearly $68 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $156 million in assets, the NCCF sustains 1,000 plus funds and 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 the NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels.
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