Community Foundation Awards $29,000 in Grants to Five Nonprofits

Your Community Foundation awarded grants to five nonprofits during its third quarter grants cycle. The grants will help preserve our region’s history and culture, support the arts in education, afford scholarships for nonprofit leaders, and address food insecurity, disaster response, and homelessness.

Fair Haven United Methodist Church in Rodanthe received a Community Foundation grant for $8,070 to purchase a “Safe haven generator for community support.” The new generator will protect perishable food for food ministries and will ensure alternate power for sheltering disaster responders and residents seeking post-storm shelter.

OBX Room In the Inn was awarded a grant for $7,500 to help pilot a Transitional Housing Special Project for clients who are motivated to transition from homelessness to independence.

North Carolina Symphony received a grant of $7,500 to support a Music Education Residency for Dare County students during the 2021/2022 academic school year.

A $5,000 Community Enrichment grant award to the Frisco Native American Museum and Natural History Center will support the museum’s efforts to enhance their Native American Life on Hatteras Island gallery with features that include new lighting, sensory activators, and a storytelling center.

 The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce received a grant of $1,000 to subsidize registration fees for nonprofit personnel to attend “Leadership OBX,” a professional development program, in 2022.

 “Behind each of these awards are compelling stories of the dedicated nonprofit professionals who work every day to meet needs in our community,” said Community Foundation President and CEO Chris Sawin. “We couldn’t be more proud to support their projects.”

Online applications for the fourth and final grant cycle applications is Friday, October 29, 2021 at 11:59 pm. Those interested in applying for a grant are encouraged to contact Chris Sawin at 252-261-8839 to discuss their project before applying.

PHOTO CAPTION: North Carolina Symphony will return to Dare County Public Schools in the 2021/2022 school year, with help from a Community Foundation grant. (Photo courtesy of Don & Catharine Bryan Cultural Series.)