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Franklin County Community Foundation awards more than $1,300 in local grants

Tuesday, June 13, 2017  
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The board of advisors of the Franklin County Community Foundation announces $1,350 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund, according to Al Wheless, board president.


This year’s nonprofit recipients are:

  • $850 to Care & Share Center, Inc. for general operating support
  • $500 to Prevent Blindness North Carolina for Star Pupils Franklin County

Wheless thanked the community for its support of the Franklin County Community Foundation. “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 Franklin County’s community fund.”


About the Franklin County Community Foundation

The Franklin County Community Foundation was founded by a group of committed citizens to serve as a local resource to meet community needs through permanent endowments that fuel grantmaking. In addition to Wheless, board members include: Cherry Ayscue (secretary), Holt Kornegay (grants chair), Diane Fleming (education grants chair), Jennette Alford, Pamela Andrejev, Paris Branch-Ramadan, Walter Hurst, Ruth Wheless and Zelma Williams. FCCF is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation, which administers its funds.


Tax-deductible contributions, made payable to the Franklin County Community Grantmaking Fund, can be 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 Quinn Novels at 919-256-6914 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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