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Montgomery County Fund awards more than $26,000 in local grants

Monday, June 5, 2017  
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The board of advisors of the Montgomery County Fund announces more than $26,000 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund, according to Brady Dickson, board president.


This year’s nonprofit recipients include:

  • $1,200 to the Central NC Council, Boy Scouts of America for Montgomery County ScoutReach
  • $2,000 to the Children's Home Society of North Carolina for family recruitment
  • $4,000 to Communities In Schools of Montgomery County for student support services
  • $2,100 to East Middle School for Occupation Station
  • $4,000 to Montgomery County 4-H
  • $1,500 to Montgomery County Schools for Montgomery County DARE
  • $1,500 to Montgomery County Schools for Under the Big Top - MCS and MCC Back to School Event
  • $2,700 to the Montgomery County Schools Early College High School for Montgomery County Early College (MCEC) STEAM Ahead
  • $900 to Prevent Blindness North Carolina for Star Pupils Montgomery County
  • $2,500 to the Randolph County Family Crisis Center for Montgomery County Family Crisis Center phone system
  • $1,200 to the Wescare Center for Children for technology upgrade
  • $1,950 to West Middle School for West Middle School Media Center Casual Reading Center
  • $1,000 to West Montgomery High School for "We Are Job Ready" (employment opportunities for disabled youth)

Dickson thanked the community for its support of the Montgomery County Fund. “These grants are important to our community and our quality of life,” he said. “Critical programs would not be possible without the generosity of many individuals and organizations that have supported Montgomery County’s community fund.”

About the Montgomery County Fund

The Montgomery County Fund is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. In addition to Dickson, board members include: Sharon Matheny (vice-president), Gary McRae (secretary), Breon Allen, Clyde Cupples, Michael Hayes, Kerry Hensley, Rosemary Huntley, Craig Jones, Richard Kissell, Gordon Knowles, Earl Leake, Vera Richardson, Judy Stevens and Melissa Taylor.


Tax-deductible contributions can be made to the Montgomery County Fund, which is administered by the NCCF. Contributions should be made payable to the Montgomery County Fund and mailed to the North Carolina Community Foundation, 3737 Glenwood Ave. Suite 460, Raleigh, NC  27612. Contributions can also be made online at

For further information, contact NCCF Regional Director Dawn Neighbors at 910-292-4437 or or visit the NCCF website at


About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made $116 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $222 million in assets, NCCF sustains 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with a network of affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels.


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