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Grants to Central North Carolina Nonprofits for Emergency Services,
Health, Education, Environment, and Economic Development

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Foundation / Corporation

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Central Electric Member Care Trust

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Grants of up to $3,000 to North Carolina nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that benefit residents in Chatham, Harnett, Lee, and Moore Counties. Funding will specifically be provided for proposals that focus on addressing one or more of the following areas:

A. Emergency and Safety Organizations:

- Volunteer fire and rescue squads
- Domestic violence shelters
- Food Bank

Eligible funding—designated items (specific repairs, equipment, etc.) or general funding for things such as food bank, literature and supplies, operating expenses, etc.

B. HealthWellness/HealthTreatment:

Programs or projects and/or organizations that are important components of a community’s overall quality of life, with emphasis on public safety, awareness, health care, wellness and self-sufficiency.

C. Education and Youth:

Grants must directly affect the classroom and promote learning. School programs and initiatives that emphasize leadership, promote educational growth, combat social

D. Economic and Community Development:

Programs, projects and/or organizations that foster jobs or enhanced employment opportunities for members and/or provide tangible benefits to a community at large.

E. Environmental enhancement/quality of Life:

Programs, projects and/or organizations that promote environmental stewardship, leadership, education for the improved quality of life for the community.

F. Central Electric Members Care Trust shall seek assistance through Social Services Department of Chatham, Harnett, Lee and Moore Counties to distribute $5,000/year for Central EMC member’s fuel assistance. These agencies are staffed, trained and able to determine which household have real needs, especially during crisis situations. Members are limited to $150 for crisis fuel assistance per 12 month period.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177134

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are limited to no more than $3,000 annually.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations/Group/Charity must be nonprofit. It does not have to be served by Central Electric Membership Corporation but must be served within Central Electric’s service area (Chatham, Harnett, Lee, and Moore Counties).

Contributions to organizations will generally be made only to public organizations and nonprofits that have been granted tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c) (3). Exceptions to this restriction can be considered based on individual circumstances as determined by the Trust Board.

Generally, contributions to organizations will not be made for:

A. Religious organizations or religion based initiatives
B. Political organizations including lobbying or campaigns
C. Endowment fund drives or annual agency fund drives
D. General operating expenses-i.e., advertising, salaries, electric bills, start-up expenses
E. Individuals electric bills
F. Sports Sponsorships

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for 2018 second-quarter grant opportunities must be submitted no later than May 1. Grant recipients will be announced following the Central Electric Member Care Trust Board meeting on May 17.

Click on the links in the Supporting Documents section below to download the application and guidelines.


An organization may re-apply annually; however, re-application does not guarantee funding, due to prioritized disbursement.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Fill out the application (attached below) and then email it to, or mail it to Central Electric at PO Box 1094 Sanford, NC 27331.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: Chatham, Harnett, Lee, and Moore Counties