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Nonprofits to Address Community Needs

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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 eligible counties. Funding is intended for proposals that focus on urgent community needs such as health care, education, shelter, food, clothing, and other community service needs. Projects must benefit residents in Moore, Harnett, Chatham, and Lee Counties.

Funding Guidelines:

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. Health Wellness/Health Treatment:

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 problems, promote wellness, and encourage good behavior. Grants will not be limited to 1 grant per school as long as funds permit.

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 households 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:

Maximum funding for an organization is $3,000 per calendar year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations/Group/Charity must be non-profit. 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.

Unfortunately, start-up groups cannot participate.

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 2021 first-quarter grant opportunities must be submitted no later than January 15. Grant recipients will be announced following the Central Electric Member Care Trust Board meeting on February 18.

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.

Apply online:

Alternatively, mail applications to:

Central Electric Member Care TRUST, Inc.
P O Box 1094
Sanford, NC 27331-1094

Should you need help with filling out the application or have questions, please don’t hesitate to call the TRUST Administrator at your Central EMC office at 919-708-1641 or 919-777-8896.

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

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