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News Community Macon County Community Foundation board awards grants to local non-profits

The board of directors of the Macon County Community Foundation announces 2011 awards from its community fund totaling more than $10,500, according to Karen Stiwinter, board president.

This year’s nonprofit recipients are: Angel Medical Center, Blue Ridge Mountain Health Project, Folk Heritage Association, Gilliam’s Coalition, Girls on the Run WNC, Highlands Community Child Development Center, Highlands Community Children’s Theater, KIDS Place, Literacy Council of Highlands, Little TN Watershed, Macon County Art Association, NAMI Appalachian South, Nantahala Community Club, National Society to Prevent Blindness, Noah’s Ark Humane Society, and Second Mile Ministries.

Stiwinter thanked the community for its support of the Macon County Community Foundation. “These grants are important to our community and our quality of life,” she said. “Critical programs would not be possible without the generosity of many individuals and organizations that have supported Macon County’s community fund. We encourage anyone wishing to make a difference in our community to learn more about the foundation.”

The Macon County Community Foundation is kicking off a new campaign for the Macon County United Gift Fund in late August and welcomes those interested to attend the kickoff breakfast on Aug. 27. Call Stiwinter at (828)524-5200 for more information.

The Macon County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF).

Tax-deductible contributions can be made to the Macon County Community Foundation’s endowment fund, which is administered by the NCCF. Contributions should be made payable to the Macon County Community Foundation and mailed to the N.C. Community Foundation, 4601 Six Forks Rd., Ste. 524, Raleigh, NC 27609.

For more information about the Macon County Community Foundation, contact Karen Stiwinter, Board President at 828-524- 5200, Sue LeLievre, Regional Associate at 800-201-9532, or visit the NCCF website at www.nccommunityfoundation.org and click “affiliates.”

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made nearly $63 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $130 million in assets, the NCCF sustains 1,000 endowments established to provide longterm 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 66 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.

For more information, visit www.nccommunityfoundation.org and Facebook.





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