Published On: Fri, Feb 24th, 2012

Eastern Band of Cherokee Community Foundation accepting grant applications

     The board of advisors of the Eastern Band of Cherokees Community Foundation is currently accepting grant requests for community projects funded from its community fund, according to Allan Oocumma, board president.

     Funds are available for nonprofit organizations that serve general charitable needs in our area.

     Applications are available online only beginning March 1. Visit for information about applying online.  The deadline for submitting applications is April 30.

     The Eastern Band of Cherokees Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.  The community fund was established to help support local charitable needs through annual grants.  In addition to Allan Oocumma, Eastern Band of Cherokees Community Foundation board members are: Ellison Rudd, Dorothy Posey, J.L. Burgess, Tom Haigler, and Frela Beck.  If you are interested in hearing more about the Foundation and the possibility of becoming a board member, please contact Sue LeLievre at:  800-201-9532 or by email at:

– Eastern Band Cherokees Community Foundation