Harold T. Sumner Professional Education Grants
Harold T. Sumner Professional Education Grants are given to independent non-profit organizations in Gaston County. The grants will be awarded to independent charitable, cultural, or educational organizations that seek financing for a professional staff member to participate in special training opportunities.
Executive Director, Ernest W. Sumner said the Foundation has allocated a total of $5,000 this year for the Sumner Awards and may offer one grant or may divide the total based on merits of applications received.
- Awards will be based on direct nomination by a tax-exempt community organization meeting normal Foundation standards for grants from its unrestricted Funds on behalf of one of its staff members. An organization receiving a grant in one year will not be eligible to apply for the following year.
- Governmental agencies are not eligible for grants. Neither churches nor private schools can apply unless the duties of the individual applicant are clearly and completely in community programs as opposed to internal programs of the church or school.
Applications are available in late Spring each year.