Bertie-Hertford Community Foundation and Bertie-Hertford Women’s Fund award more than $8,000 in local grants

Published 11:35 am Monday, June 25, 2018

The board of advisors of the Bertie-Hertford Community Foundation and the Bertie-Hertford Women’s Fund announce $8,560 in local awards, according to Laura Beasley, BHCF board president and NCCF statewide grants chair.

This year the boards will grant:

$2,485 to the Ahoskie Food Pantry for general operating support & power pack;

$1,485 to the Bertie County Arts Council for the Arts Education Expansion program;

$1,200 to the NC Cooperative Extension for the Learn to Swim program;

$1,485 to Roanoke Chowan Christian Women’s Job Corps Inc. for the A Hand Up – Transitional Housing program;

$1,485 to Good Shepherd Food Pantry for the peanut butter distribution program;

$210 to the Ahoskie Library; and

$210 to the Blue Jay Fire Department for equipment and training

Penny Rose, Women’s Fund of Bertie-Hertford chair, thanked the members of the women’s fund for its support. “We are proud to support these nonprofit programs that are so important to our community,” she said.

Beasley thanked the community for its continued generosity.

“We are grateful to the many generous individuals and organizations that have supported the Bertie-Hertford Community Fund and our work to inspire philanthropy across our community,” she said.

Beasley was recognized during a recent grants reception for her service of 10 years as the Bertie-Hertford Community Foundation president. John Tayloe, current Vice President will take the helm in January 2019.

For further information, contact NCCF Regional Director Natalie Peel at 252-562-9824 or or visit the NCCF website at

The Bertie-Hertford Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, resource for area nonprofits, source of grants for worthy local causes and partner for donors. BHCF is led by a local volunteer advisory board that helps build community assets through the creation of permanent endowments, makes grants and leverages leadership – all for the benefit of Bertie and Hertford counties.

Whatever your means or charitable goals, the BHCF makes it easy to become a philanthropist. BHCF was founded in 1999 and is an affiliate foundation of the North Carolina Community Foundation.

In addition to Beasley, board members include: John Tayloe (vice-president), Lindsay Vaughan (secretary-treasurer), Austine Evans, Richard Hoggard, Robert Lee, Anna Pierce, Karen Ray, Penny Rose, Marti Tyler and Ron Wesson.

Tax-deductible contributions, made payable to the Bertie-Hertford Community Foundation, can be mailed to the North Carolina Community Foundation, 3737 Glenwood Ave. Suite 460, Raleigh, NC 27612. Contributions can also be made online at

The Bertie-Hertford Women’s Fund is a program of the North Carolina Community Foundation designed to maximize women’s leadership in philanthropy by engaging and educating its membership, increasing charitable contributions and strengthening communities through the impact of collective giving. The membership currently focuses on initiatives that address the needs of and for women and children in areas of health, education, human services in Bertie and Hertford Counties.