CCCF Donates $109K to Area Groups

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The Columbus County Community Foundation has awarded $109,720 in grants to local non profits and service groups.

The board of advisors granted:

  • $7,500 to Annie Catherine Pridgen Community Development Foundation for Mount Olive Head Start and kitchen recovery and health forward initiative
  • $1,250 to Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina, Inc. for equine psychotherapy program expansion
  • $995 to Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas for Columbus County childhood cancer safety net
  • $2,500 to Columbus Baptist Association for the toy store
  • $1,500 to Columbus County Arts Council
  • $7,000 to Community CPR to continue their mission of collaborating to connect those in need with critical resources
  • $15,000 to Families First, Inc. for general operating support
  • $2,500 to Friends of the Rube McCray Memorial Library to support a nature-based learning program for children
  • $11,000 to Lake Waccamaw Food Ministry for general operating support
  • $1,000 to Lake Waccamaw State Park Friends for auditorium equipment modernization at the Lake Waccamaw State Park Visitor’s Center
  • $1,875 to Living Hope Pregnancy Support Services to purchase car seats and Pack ‘n’ Plays for children
  • $5,000 to Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum for artist in education residency
  • $15,000 to Men & Women United for Youth & Families to support Youth Ambassadors for a Better Community: 2024 community engagement
  • $4,100 to the Museum of Southeast American Indian for Life by the River project
  • $3,000 to New Beginnings a New Way of Life for Re-Entry Project
  • $15,000 to Ransom Activity Center, Inc. for air conditioner replacements
  • $2,500 to Welcome Home Angel to support Rooms for Relief: functional home modifications for caregivers and their children with special healthcare needs
  • $12,000 to West Columbus Youth Sports Club, Inc. for Chadbourn Complex restoration project
  • $1,000 to Whiteville Rotary Club for Keeps Hearts Beating

“When members of our community come together, we can accomplish a great deal,” said Adam Wooten, advisory board president of the Columbus County Community Foundation. “That’s why we’re honored to support these local organizations through our community grantmaking and the generosity of the Columbus Anonymous Fund.”

The Columbus Community Foundation is an affiliate of the N.C. Community Foundation. Funds for 2024 grants came from CCCF’s community grantmaking fund and the Columbus Anonymous Fund. Each year, CCCF’s local volunteer advisory board uses dollars from its endowment funds to make grants to eligible local organizations, including nonprofits, local governments, schools and churches.

Visit to learn more about CCCF and its work in the community or make a tax-deductible donation. For information about CCCF, contact the eastern region community leadership officer.

Advisory board members are all local residents. In addition to Wooten, board members include Randolph Keaton (vice president), Becky High (secretary/treasurer), Sylvia Cox, Rosemary Dorsey, Lashoney Frink, Jess Hill, Pamela Young-Jacobs, Lisa Richey, Christopher Russell, Vickie Sasser, Terray F. Suggs and Andy Wayne.