Foundation awards local grants

The Cabarrus County Community Foundation recently awarded $74,000 in grants to 13 nonprofit organizations.

The board is continuing philanthropic work that Philip Morris company started through the foundation-advised Altria Companies Employee Community Fund. Grants totaling $58,500 are being awarded in support of the following areas designated by the fund: domestic violence, emergency services, hunger relief, senior services and youth services. Grants were awarded to these agencies:

$7,500 to Academic Learning Center for the ALC Afterschool Tutoring Program;

$10,000 to American Red Cross, Cabarrus County for emergency services;

$10,000 to Cabarrus Cooperative Christian Ministry for financial assistance to those in need;

$10,000 to Cabarrus Meals on Wheels for meal sponsorship;

$5,000 to Salvation Army for crisis assistance;

$6,000 to United Family Services for support of the Combating Violence against Women and Children Program;

$10,000 to Wings of Eagles Ranch for material and labor for the high ropes course;

In addition$15,000 was awarded from the Cabarrus County Community Foundation's Endowment Fund:

$2,500 to Boys and Girls Club of Cabarrus County for program supplies;

$5,000 to Cabarrus County Department of Aging for durable medical equipment and personal care supplies;

$2,500 to Cabarrus Partnership for Children for supplies and materials for dental health kits;

$1,000 to Communities in Schools of Cabarrus County to purchase books;

$2,000 to Junior Achievement of the Central Carolinas for program expansion into Cabarrus County;

$2,500 to Junior Charity League to purchase clothing and shoes for the Clothing Room;

The Cabarrus County Community Foundation is an endowment established in 1989 by local leaders. The foundation is an affiliate of Charlotte-based Foundation For The Carolinas. Details: Karen Coppadge, grants specialist, Foundation For The Carolinas, 704-973-4559, or