Burevitch Grant Period Opens

Eastern North Carolina nonprofits supporting education, health and human services can apply for grants from the Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment through July 30.

This opportunity will provide a total of $500,000 in funds from the endowment established at the North Carolina Community Foundation in 2015. Grants awarded to nonprofits will range from $25,000 to $50,000.

“We are proud to carry out Mrs. Burevitch’s legacy of deep care for eastern North Carolina’s communities,” said Jennifer Tolle Whiteside, NCCF President and CEO. “We encourage all eligible charitable organizations to apply.”

This year is the endowment’s seventh annual application-based cycle, which supports nonprofit organizations in 41 eastern North Carolina counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne and Wilson.

Interested nonprofits can review the full request for proposals which includes eligibility guidelines and information on how to apply. Grant proposals must focus on education, health, or human services. There will be some preference given to grant proposals that benefit women, children and youth or older adults, or serve southeastern North Carolina.

Application deadline is July 30 at noon. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

The Louise Oriole Burevitch Endowment was established at the North Carolina Community Foundation in 2015. Grants are made to Burevitch’s designated nonprofits and through this application-based program. In total, the Burevitch endowment has awarded more than $8 million. Learn more about previous grant recipients.

“Mrs. B,” as Burevitch was known to her friends, was a Wilmington native whose generosity was well-known in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond. Burevitch passed away in September 2014, leaving behind a fortune that few knew she possessed. Her charitable giving was motivated by her generous nature and concern for the welfare of people and animals.

For more information, visit nccommunityfoundation.org.
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