Camber Foundation announces $1 million in funding for Eastern North Carolina

Camber Foundation announces $1 million in funding for Eastern North Carolina

June 8, 2023

Camber Foundation, a new foundation with resources originating from eastern North Carolina, has announced its first funding opportunity for communities in eastern North Carolina. This opportunity will support nonprofit organizations providing programs and services in Camber’s focus areas of health and wellness, education, and economic development.

“We are grateful to the partners and leaders in eastern North Carolina who have contributed to the refinement of our focus areas, and we are eager to find community-driven solutions that align with them,” said Leslie Ann Jackson, Camber Foundation President and CEO. “We know that this initial investment will only go so far in supporting the needs of the region, but we are just getting started.”

The application for Camber’s first funding opportunity opened June 1, 2023. The deadline is June 30, 2023. A grantseekers webinar will be held on June 14th from 1-2 p.m. and will provide more details on qualifications and tips for applying.

Camber Foundation is seeking proposals from nonprofit organizations serving Eastern North Carolina within the following focus areas:

  • Health and Wellness
  • Education
  • Economic Development

Preference may be given to proposals supporting the following areas of interest:

  • Access to healthcare
  • Mental health services and programs
  • Postsecondary education attainment
  • Workforce development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Youth development programming
  • Digital inclusion

For this opportunity, Camber Foundation identifies 41 eligible counties: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne and Wilson.

Contact [email protected] for any inquiries or visit their website for more information.

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