Salisbury Community Foundation is accepting applications for grants

  • Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:42 a.m.

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Community Foundation is currently accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for its 2013 grants program.

Grants will be awarded for projects and programs that address a community need and benefit residents of Salisbury/Rowan County. Priority will be given to projects and programs in the following areas:

• Arts & Culture

• Public Education: K-12

• Education: Higher Ed

• Environment

• Human Services

The foundation awards grants up to $10,000. However, actual award amounts will be determined based on the merit of the project and available funds.

Applicants must be eligible organizations — 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, congregations, governmental and educational institutions — located and serving Salisbury and Rowan County residents. Additional guidelines can be found at the foundation’s website .

The grant cycle will be conducted through an online application process, which requires an initial step of registering on the Foundation For The Carolinas website. Registration should be completed by Friday, Sept. 27, to ensure sufficient time to gain access to and complete the application. To register and begin the application process, grant seekers should visit .

Completed applications must be submitted by noon, Oct. 4. Contact Karen Coppadge, grants specialist, with questions at 704-973-4559, or .

The Salisbury Community Foundation was established in 1944 to increase the charitable giving resources in the Salisbury/Rowan County area. From its first contribution to create a community endowment, the Salisbury Community Foundation has grown into a philanthropic organization managing more than 90 funds with total charitable assets of more than $10 million.

The Salisbury Community Foundation joined Charlotte-based Foundation For The Carolinas as a supporting organization in 1995 and became an affiliate in 2006.

The foundation assists donors in making charitable contributions to the community, provides services for nonprofit organizations to create new or manage existing endowments and awards grants for new projects.

The Salisbury Community Foundation 2013 board of trustees includes Dwight F. Messinger, chairman; J. Steven Fisher, vice chairman; and Tom E. Smith, immediate past chairman.

Other members are Gregory Alcorn, Kathleen S. Boyd, Sarah Busby, Larry T. Cloninger, Sara D. Cook, Shari M. Graham, Judy S. Grissom, Carol M. Herndon, Richard L. Huffman, Catrelia Steele Hunter, Edward P. Norvell, C. Cliff Ritchie, Charles D. Taylor Jr. and Paul B. Woodson Jr.

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