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10/10/2019 12:27:00 PM
LCCF Celebrates Record Grantmaking To Local Nonprofits

Lincoln County Community
Foundation Press Release

LINCOLNTON, N.C. - The Lincoln County Community Foundation announced another record year of grantmaking, with nearly $30,000 in grants issued to 13 local nonprofits. Annual grants awarded increased more than 55 percent from 2016 to 2019, representing some of the largest annual grants ever awarded in the organization’s history. LCCF – an affiliate of Charlotte-based Foundation For The Carolinas – has awarded a record $89,178 combined over the last three years.

Under Give, Grant, Grow Lincoln – a partnership between the Lincoln County Community Foundation and Foundation For The Carolinas – local grants have grown 55 percent since 2016. With Give, Grant, Grow Lincoln, current and former board members’ contributions are matched by FFTC and awarded to local nonprofits.

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“For the past three years, our board has benefited from Give, Grant, Grow Lincoln,” said Wayne Hoyle, Lincoln County Community Foundation board chair. “We are thankful for the commitment Foundation For The Carolinas has to our annual competitive grants process and our community at large, and we are amazed by the response from our board, past and present.”

Highlights of grants include, among others:

  • The Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence received a grant for its shelter.
  • The Special Olympics received a grant for its summer camp program.
  • Speak Up For Children provides youth services to the community and used the grant to help children in foster care attend summer camp.

“The Lincoln County Community Foundation’s grant funded 15 children in foster care to attended two or more weeks of Summer Y Camp,” Jill Eaddy, vice president of Speak Up For Children, said about how LCCF’s increased grant funding impacted her organization. “Each child was given a backpack and supplies, and meals were provided for each day.”

For a full listing of the grants awarded by the Lincoln County Community Foundation, visit www.lincolncounty-

About the Lincoln County Community Foundation

Established in 2001 as a permanent endowment, the Lincoln County Community Foundation benefits a wide range of charitable purposes in Lincoln County. As an affiliate of Charlotte-based Foundation For The Carolinas, the Lincoln County Community Foundation inspires philanthropy, increases charitable giving and strengthens the community. For more information please visit

Lincoln County Community Foundation Board of Trustees: Wayne Hoyle, Joe Lampron, Walter Clark, David Lee, Loretta Beam, Deirdre Nachamie, Elaine Harmon, Panico Peres, Willie Heafner, Chris Rhyne, Marti Hovis, Tony Simpson, Elaine Jenkins, Teresa Watson

Trustees Emeriti: Daniel Barefoot, Dick Jonas, Diane Hunter Boyd, Bo King, Jerry Cochrane, Chip Stroup, Sylvia Holmes, Mollie Warlick, Rosalind Welder

Council of Past Chairpersons: Seth Haney, Mollie Warlick, Rosalind Welder

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