Grantees of the 2024 Grant Program

Camber Foundation is excited to announce a total of $1,000,000 in grants to 25 organizations as a result of this year’s Grant Program supporting Eastern North Carolina in the areas of access to healthcare, mental health services and programs, postsecondary education attainment, workforce development, entrepreneurship and youth development.

GranteeGrant AmountGrant PurposeCounty(ies) Served
Albemarle Hospital Foundation$25,000Supporting continuity of care for the newly Medicaid eligible, assisting them with the application process, and continuing care during transition to their new primary care home.Camden; Chowan; Currituck; Dare; Gates; Pasquotank; Perquimans
Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education$45,000Supporting work with the Johnston County Suicide Prevention Task Force to identify the best resilience model for the County, reducing the impact of mental wellness crises.Johnston
Association of Mexicans in North Carolina, Inc. (AMEXCAN)$44,000Supporting first-generation Latino students and their parents through college applications, FAFSA completion and connecting them with resources for academic and professional success.Edgecombe; Greene; Lenoir; Nash; Pitt; Wilson
Better Health of Cumberland County Inc$35,000Providing access to healthcare through prescriptions, dental extractions, vision exams/eyeglasses, gas vouchers to out of town medical appointments, and medical supplies. Cumberland
Blue Ribbon Commission$30,000Supporting workforce development for those 14 -21 years old facing barriers to employment through the Summer Employment Program.New Hanover
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain$45,000Providing intensive support for social-emotional development, a social recreation skill-building curriculum, and a nutritional education program for Club youth.Greene; Lenoir; Martin; Pitt
Cape Fear Valley Medical Foundation, Inc.$45,000Purchasing an x-ray system for a rural health clinic opening in Elizabethtown in Bladen County providing primary and urgent care. Bladen
Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas$35,000Providing support and treatment access for children and their caregivers through financial assistance, camps, special events and support beyond treatment including for relapses and after-effects.All Eastern North Carolina counties
Families First, Inc.$40,000Providing trauma informed services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault with therapy, trauma informed yoga sessions and Brown Girls Create aimed at increasing self-esteem in young girls.Bladen; Columbus
Kinston Community Health Center$50,000Increasing access to healthcare by providing weekly mobile clinics for public housing communities, reaching patients who may struggle with reliable transportation.Craven; Duplin; Greene; Jones; Lenoir; Onslow; Pitt; Wayne
Marius Maximus Foundation for Mental Health Inc$50,000Supporting the Youth THRIVE program prioritizing adolescent well-being by dismantling barriers and stigma, and providing accessible resources for optimal mental health and suicide prevention education. Cumberland
Mediation Center of Eastern Carolina$38,000Educating youth and adults on how to resolve conflicts peacefully, improve decision-making, and develop positive peer associations, through a series of educational and interactive workshops and trainings.Duplin; Edgecombe; Lenoir; Sampson; Wayne; Wilson
Miller’s Crew$35,000Providing employment, skills development, training, and connection to additional community resources for the adult special needs population via Miller’s Brew Coffee Shop and support programming.  Bladen; Cumberland; Harnett; Hoke; Robeson; Sampson
My Kids Club$35,000Supporting Club youth with building skills to grow academically, socially, and emotionally through math and literacy instruction, and health and wellness programming.Johnston
Ocracoke Health Center, Inc.$50,000Providing comprehensive healthcare services where, otherwise, there would be none due to profound healthcare shortages in rural, remote areas, focusing on low-income, underinsured, and/or chronically ill residents.Dare; Hyde
Prevent Blindness North Carolina$25,000Supporting the Community Vision Program in Eastern North Carolina delivering free retinal imaging and diagnoses of vision diseases to low-income adults.Beaufort; Bertie; Craven; Cumberland; Dare; Edgecombe; Hertford; Johnston; Lenoir; Martin; Nash; Pasquotank; Pitt; Sampson; Scotland; Washington; Wayne; Wilson
Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center, Inc. (RCCHC)$48,000Supporting a workforce development project hosting paid summer interns with the goal to increase the number of health professionals working in the community.Bertie; Gates; Hertford; Northampton; Washington
Robeson County Farmers Market Inc.$50,000Supporting a covered Farmers Market pavilion to reduce barriers to vendor participation and increase attendance, elevating the market into a hub of cultural entrepreneurship. Robeson
Tar River Community Development Corporation$50,000Supporting entrepreneurs to scale so they can offer more jobs via a business and training cohort that will equip them with knowledge, resources and accountability to be successful.Edgecombe; Nash
The CARE Clinic, Inc.$25,000Providing doctor visits and prescription medications to low-income, uninsured patients.Bladen; Cumberland; Harnett; Hoke; Robeson; Sampson
The Partnership for Children of Wayne County, Inc.$50,000Increasing the early childhood workforce through the Child Care Academy by training participants to start a career in childcare.Johnston; Wayne
Tyrrell County Community Development Corporation$40,000Providing training and education to aspiring entrepreneurs through mentorship, support and resources to realize their business dreams.Bertie; Hyde; Martin; Tyrrell; Washington
Wilson Education Partnership$30,000Preparing students for college and the workforce via Communicating with Confidence and Career Connections to help prepare students for their futures.Wilson
Wilson Youth United, Inc.$40,000Increasing reading fluency and comprehension, improving vocabulary and word recognition, and boosting student confidence through the SPOT Reader’s Theater program.Wilson
YWCA Lower Cape Fear$40,000Supporting the Economic Development Program for low-income women to pursue their careers through mentorship, job training, financial literacy education and entrepreneurship support.Brunswick; Columbus; New Hanover; Pender

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