Beaufort-Hyde Community Foundation awards more than $25,000 in local grants

Published 3:35 am Saturday, August 17, 2019

From Beaufort-Hyde Community Foundation

The board of advisors of the Beaufort-Hyde Community Foundation recently announced $1,820 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund and $22,550 from the Lights of Love Endowment, according to Stuart O’Neal, board president.

This year the board granted:

  • $910 to the Albemarle Commission Senior Nutrition Program for Hyde County Meals on Wheels
  • $910 to Daughters of Worth for their Beaufort County programming

The Lights of Love Endowment granted:

  • $22,550 to Vidant Beaufort Hospital for the support of various supplemental programs
  • $750 to the Behavioral Health Department for a sensory room
  • $2,972 to the Intensive Care Unit for blanket warmers
  • $6,145 to the Physical Therapy Department for a mobile mat
  • $600 to the Community Health Improvement Department for CardioCheck equipment
  • $2,972 to the 3 East Medical Unit for blanket warmers
  • $2,397 to Patient Access Services/ Emergency Department for a cell phone charging station
  • $6,713 to the Nursing Administration Department for Vocera

O’Neal thanked the community for its continued support of the Beaufort-Hyde Community Foundation.

“We are proud to support these nonprofit programs that are so vital to the community,” he said. “We are grateful to the many generous individuals and organizations that have supported our work to inspire philanthropy across our community.”

Phil Holloman, Lights of Love advisory committee board member, expressed the importance of the grants awarded.

“Living in this community helps to understand how impactful these grants are on a local level. The advisory committee certainly intends to continue to award grants,” Holloman said.

An affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation, the Beaufort-Hyde Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes and partner for donors.

The BHCF was founded in 2001 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 Beaufort and Hyde counties.

The BHCF board advises the Beaufort-Hyde Community Fund, the unrestricted community grantmaking fund, to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held on an annual basis. Advisory board members live and work in Beaufort or Hyde counties, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to O’Neal, board members include: Bill Rich (vice president), Buffy Johnson (secretary/treasurer), Read Allen, Lee Brimmage, Charles Edwards, March Morgan, Bethany Pugh, George Taylor and Beth Wilder.

The Beaufort-Hyde Community Foundation, through the NC Community Foundation, 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 Beaufort-Hyde 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

For further information, contact NCCF Regional Director Natalie Jenkins Peel at 252-562-9824 or or visit the NCCF website at