Bertie-Hertford Community Foundation accepting applications for community-based grants

Published 4:32 pm Monday, March 15, 2021

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The board of advisors of the Bertie-Hertford Community Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofits serving needs in the local community.

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations serving the local community in Bertie and Hertford counties and will be awarded from the community grantmaking fund. Grants typically range from $500 to $1000.

Applications are available beginning March 12. Visit for information about applying. The deadline for applications is April 13 at noon.

Grants are not available for regranting purposes, capital campaigns, capital improvements, out-of-state travel or for individuals.

Funds are awarded by the board of advisors of the Bertie-Hertford Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.

“We are honored to offer grants to the wonderful nonprofits serving our local community,” said Penny Rose, board president. “We know our community is stronger because of these organizations and we’re grateful to support them.”

For further information, contact Anne Sorhagen, NCCF program officer, at or 910-202-6727 or visit the NCCF website at

The Bertie-Hertford Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes and partner for donors. The BHCF was founded in 1999 and 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.

The BHCF board advises the Bertie-Hertford Community Fund, the unrestricted community grantmaking fund, to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annual. Advisory board members in live and work in Bertie and Hertford counties, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities.

In addition to Rose, board members include John Tayloe (vice president), Gail Carter (treasurer and secretary), Austine Evans, Jordan Harrell, Guy Holley, Anna Pierce, Daniel Smith, Marti Tyler, Lindsay Vaughan and Cathy Wilson.

The Bertie-Hertford Community Foundation, through the NCCF, makes it easy to become a philanthropist, whatever your means or charitable goals. You can open an endowment for your favorite cause at any time – or contribute to an existing fund in any amount. 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