To promote the well being and improve the lives of the residents of Cherokee County and Clay County, North Carolina.
Arts, culture, and humanities
No distributions may be made to any project, institution, or organization which is supported or assisted by the federal or state government.
Grants are not made to charitable movements of wide local and national appeal, including national charities, local community funds and other similar causes which obtain adequate support through organized public fundraising.
The foundation supports the following programs and focus areas:
- Educational programs
- The support and maintenance of churches
- Retirement homes or assisted living facilities
- Children’s homes or orphanages
- Financial assistance to individuals in need
- Care for individuals burdened with diseases
- Provide services to victims of domestic violence
Grants are only made to institutions, organizations, or projects primarily located or domiciled in Cherokee County or Clay County, North Carolina.
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- Organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
- Organizations or projects must be primarily located in Cherokee County or Clay County, North Carolina.
- Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.
- The foundation does not grant funds directly to individuals.
- Grants will not be made to organizations supported or assisted by the Federal or State Government.
- Grants will not be made to charitable movements of wide local and national appeal which are assured of adequate support through organized public appeal.
- Political activities
- Fundraising events including dinners, benefits, and athletic events.
Preference may be given to requests for the following:
- To assist deserving young people in securing education
- To advance the education of superior and gifted students
- To provide financial assistance to individuals in need
- For the support and maintenance of churches
- For the support of retirement homes or assisted living facilities
- For the support of children's homes or orphanages
- To care for worthy individuals by providing relief from disease and want
- To help victims of domestic violence
Average grant size: $1,000 to $5,000
Average number of grants per year: 15
Average total giving per year: $35,000
Application period and deadlines
Applications are accepted year-round; however, applications must be submitted by April 15 to be reviewed at the annual grant meeting in May.
Applicants will receive confirmation of their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by June for applications received by the deadline.
Periodic progress reports and final reports may be required for funded projects.
About the Foundation
The Dub and Murray Martin Cherokee and Clay County Trust was established by W.J. “Dub” Martin of Cherokee County, North Carolina in 1973. Through the trust, Mr. Martin wished to support charitable causes that would benefit the residents of Cherokee County and Clay County, North Carolina.