Moore Women – A Giving Circle awards $30,000 in grants

The Moore Women – A Giving Circle, a program of the North Carolina Community Foundation, has awarded $30,000 in grants to programs supporting the local community.

Moore Women – A Giving Circle leverages the power of collective giving to support charitable organizations serving women, children and families in Moore County.

The giving circle granted:

$2,000 to Autism Society of North Carolina for autism resource specialists in Moore County

$3,000 to Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills for Sponsor A Child

$4,500 to Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas for Moore Women Battle Childhood Cancer

$3,000 to Family Promise of Moore County for general operating support

$3,500 to Friend to Friend for community impact on crisis intervention

$4,500 to Moore Buddies Mentoring for mentoring/after-school programs

$3,000 to Moore County Literacy Council for digital literacy

$500 to Prevent Blindness North Carolina for Star Pupils Moore County

$3,000 to Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Inc. for No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town! in Moore County

$3,000 to The Arc of Moore County for family support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

“Our community is privileged to benefit from these nonprofits, and we are honored to support their efforts,” said Kathy Rezeli, publicity chair of Moore Women – A Giving Circle.

The giving circle is designed to maximize women’s leadership in philanthropy by engaging and educating its membership and increasing charitable contributions. New members are always welcome. Members commit to making a $600 contribution annually, and grant decisions are recommended by the giving circle’s grant committee members and voted on by the membership.

To learn more about Moore Women – A Giving Circle, visit or contact Katie Crumpler at [email protected].

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) is the only statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered over $243 million in grants since 1988. With more than $440 million in assets, NCCF sustains more than 1,200 endowments and partners with a network of affiliates to award grants and scholarships in communities across the state.

An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure rural philanthropy has a voice at the local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit

Photo: Feature photo: A $3,500 grant recipient of Moore Women – A Giving Circle, Friend to Friend, a non-profit organization that offers help to all persons affected by interpersonal violence, held a groundbreaking ceremony in Moore County in 2021 for a separate housing unit for traumatized survivors called Butterfly Cottages. Pictured left to right; Moore County District Attorney Michael Hardin, Friend to Friend Executive Director Anne Friesen, Carthage Police Assistant Chief Heath McKenzie, Friend to Friend Board President Holly Davis, and County Manager Wayne Vest/Sandhills Sentinel.


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