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Civic Local Foundation announces Q3 grant recipients

August 31, 2023

Civic Local Foundation is pleased to award community grants to three nonprofit recipients: Kramden Institute, The Open Door Food Pantry of Perquimans County, and Pender EMS & Fire.

Each of these impactful nonprofits has received a grant of $25,000 to help them to continue meeting the needs of North Carolina communities.

Kramden Institute

Kramden Institute’s mission is to provide technology tools and training to bridge the digital divide. The organization provides educational opportunities to community members and has awarded more than 50,000 refurbished computers to low-income students and families across the state who lack access and technology literacy.

The grant will help fund an educational program designed to help young women gain the skills needed to start and run their own businesses.

The Open Door Food Pantry of Perquimans County

The Open Door Food Pantry of Perquimans County has served its community for over 43 years with a mission to eliminate hunger and improve the health and well-being of its community through access to healthy foods, education, and advocacy.

The grant funds will be used toward the purchase and operation of a compact mobile kitchen, curriculum, equipment, and tools through the Charlie Cart Project.

Pender EMS & Fire

Pender EMS & Fire provides emergency services to up to 120,000 residents in Pender County. In response to the paramedic shortage, Pender EMS & Fire is implementing a new service model and an in-house training program to preserve paramedic level coverage for all residents and victors of Pender County.

Pender EMS & Fire will put the grant funds toward the purchase of Quick Response Vehicles and related communications equipment.

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