Robeson County Community Foundation awards grants to nine nonprofits

Staff Report

LUMBERTON —The Robeson County Community Foundation is awarding grants to nine local nonprofits for 2016.

“These grants are important to our community and our quality of life,” said Annette Burke, Robeon County Community Foundation board president. “Critical programs would not be possible without the generosity of many individuals and organizations that have supported Robeson County’s community fund.”

The grants were awarded to Arrested Potential for After-School Tutorial and Parental Skills Enhancement Program; Communities in Schools of Robeson County for BakPak Pals; Lumberton Rescue and EMS for Bariatric Stretcher; Pembroke Housing Authority for Healthy Aging In Creative Arts; Prevent Blindness North Carolina for Star Pupils Robeson County; Reach Out and Read Robeson County; Robeson County Partnership for Children for Exploration Station Scholarship Project; Sacred Pathways for free books for youth with public library cards; and UNC Pembroke for College Bound: SAT Summer Institute.

The Robeson County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation, a statewide foundation that partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 67 counties across the state. Since 1988, the foundation has made $101 million grants.

For more information or to make a contribution, contact NCCF Regional Director Angie Brewer at 910-202-6727 or [email protected] or visit the NCCF website at

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