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North Carolina Local News Lab Fund Portfolio

The North Carolina Local News Lab Fund works to ensure that all North Carolinians have access to the local news and information they need to make their communities thrive.

Learn about the Fund and how to get involved.

Read more about the grantees and work supported by the North Carolina Local News Lab Fund:


2019: Disaster Relief Information and Engagement Grants

Read more about these grantees

Funded by the North Carolina Local News Lab Fund:

  • North Carolina Farmworkers Project: Farmworker Disaster Preparedness
  • Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center: “Florence: Wake-Up Call for Down East Carteret County”
  • Lenoir Community College Foundation: Jones County Chat, “Engaging, Informing, Advancing”
  • ISeeChange: Cocreating Community Flood Records and Alert Networks
  • Duke University: “The Coming Storm: Storm preparation and recovery in a time of climate change”
  • Enlace Latino NC
  • Working Narratives: Flood Zone
  • The News & Observer: “Washed Away: The impact of floods and politics on North Carolina’s most fragile communities”

Funded by the North Carolina Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund in partnership with the North Carolina Local News Lab Fund:

  • Black River Health Services: Farmworker Disaster Resilience Plan
  • UNC Center for Public Television: “Before the Storm/Beyond the Storm: Public Media NC Connects Communities During Times of Disaster”
  • Support the Port: Health and Wellness Program
  • RAFI – USA (Rural Advancement Foundation International)
  • North Carolina Health News: NC Health News/ Coastal Youth Media Proposal
  • EducationNC: A Force Amplifier for Communities in Need