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The Mary Lynn McCree Bryan Leadership Award

Award to a North Carolina Nonprofit to
Recognize Exceptional Managerial Qualities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Cumberland Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/22/20 Midnight


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Award of $1,000 to a North Carolina nonprofit organization in eligible areas to recognize exceptional leadership qualities of a board member or a recent board retiree. The award is intended to acknowledge the recipient's abilities to lead his or her organization on a path to best practices and sound governance. The award may be used for staff training and board development. Eligible nominees are located in Cumberland County.

This grant program seeks to reward and recognize exemplary nonprofit leadership by an individual board member and recognize the importance of the role of board members in an organization. Some example characteristics of exceptional board service are:

  • Leading the board of the organization towards sound governance and best practices.
  • Raising the necessary resources to fulfill the organization’s mission. Examples include personally assisting with fundraising, managing successful special events, personal giving as an example to the board, soliciting gifts from individuals or corporations, and grant writing.
  • Re-energizing the board and the organization to fulfill its mission, such as improved attendance at meetings, increased board giving, re-organization of committee work.
  • Leading the development of innovative collaborations within the community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186689

Estimated Size of Grant:

A $1,000 grant will be awarded to the nominating nonprofit organization. The board member recipient will receive a crystal Mary Lynn McCree Bryan Leadership Award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations in Cumberland County, NC that have sound governance systems in place and have not been awarded this Leadership Award grant in the past five years are eligible to nominate a current board member or recent alumnus.

Cumberland Community Foundation welcomes nominations from nonprofit organizations that:
- Have their primary place of operation and provide services in Cumberland County, NC; and
- Are classified as a traditional public charitable organization in IRS Subsection 501(c)(3), Section 509(a)(1); and
- Have not nominated a winner in the last five years.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications open on August 30, 2020, and are due by September 22, 2020, at midnight.

Only one nomination from an organization may be submitted each year.

Application information:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online (after August 30):

If you think that you or someone at your organization has already registered in the system, please contact:
Kimmi Nettles

Amanda Klinck

Cumberland Community Foundation
308 Green Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
p (910) 483-4449
f (910) 483-2905

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USA: North Carolina: Cumberland County

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