Moore County Community Foundation Awards Grants
The board of directors of the Moore County Community Foundation has announced the 2006 awards from its Community Fund and from the John W. and Marjorie A. Roffe Endowment, according to Randall Phillips, board president.
This year's nonprofit grant recipients from the Community Fund include:
-- Junior Achievement of Moore County: $500 for eighth-grade class materials in Personal Economics
-- Carolina Performing Arts Center: $300 for tuition assistance
-- Boys and Girls Clubs of the Sandhills: $500 to support the Youth for Unity program
-- Pinehurst Historic Preserv-ation: $500 for the Village Arboretum
-- Christian Child Develop-ment Center: $500 for development of an after-school farm program
-- Northern Moore Tomorrow: $500 for Phase II of depot restoration project
-- Malcolm Blue Historical Society: $350 for artisan expenses for the Farmskills Festival
This year's awards mark the first-ever distribution of funds to local health-related causes from the John W. and Marjorie A. Roffe Endowment, a fund held and advised through the Moore County Community Foundation.
The grants were awarded to:
-- Foundation of FirstHealth: $25,000 to support the Kids in Crisis program
-- Moore Free Care Clinic: $40,000 for funding of a nursing position
-- Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care: $5,000 for client assistance related to health care
-- Sandhills Children's Center: $5,000 for speech therapy for developmentally disabled children
-- The Arc of Moore County: $5,000 for family assistance and other needs of families with developmentally disabled individuals.
The Roffe Endowment was established through a bequest from the late John and Marjorie Roffe, former Moore County residents.
"We are so gratified to be the stewards of this magnificent and meaningful legacy from the Roffes," Phillips said. "Their generous gift will continue to benefit our community for many, many years to come."
Phillips thanked the community for support of the Moore County Community Foundation.
"These grants are important to our community," he said. "Many critical programs would not be possible without the generosity of many individuals and organizations that have supported Moore County's Community Fund."
The Moore County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF). The Community Fund was established to help support local charitable needs through annual grants.
Tax-deductible contributions can be made by any organization or individual wishing to increase the principal of the Community Fund, which is managed and allocated for the benefit of Moore County.
Contributions should be made payable to the Moore County Community Fund and mailed to Moore County Community Foundation, PO Box 666, Pinehurst, NC 28370.
Donors also can establish designated funds for their own causes with an investment of at least $5,000.
For information on the Moore County Community Foundation and its Community Fund, contact Phillips in Pinehurst at 295-9689, or Southeast Regional Associate Beth Boney Jenkins at (910) 815-2677 or toll-free at (877) 815-2617, or visit the NCCF Web site at nccommunityfoundation.org and click on "Affiliates."
The North Carolina Commun-ity Foundation (NCCF) is a statewide community development organization created to build capacity through philanthropy.
The NCCF administers more than $100 million in assets that sustain nearly 1,000 endowment funds established to provide long-term support of a broad range of charitable needs, nonprofit organizations and scholarships in more than 60 counties across the state, with an emphasis on underserved areas.
The NCCF operates through a unique network of six regions designed to provide local resource allocation and community assistance.
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