The New Hanover County ABC Board will start in its Fiscal Year 2022 directing part of its profits back to the community through a distribution under Alcohol Education. Most ABC Boards across North Carolina are required by state law to make this Alcohol Education distribution. New Hanover County ABC Board is one of the few Counties that were not required to make this distribution, but in 2020 made the decision to voluntarily start making this in the Fiscal Year 2022. Once we allocate funds needed to operate the system, the ABC Board must return at least seven percent (7%) of profits from the sale of distilled spirits to qualified non-profit, tax-exempt, charitable organizations which are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or to governmental entities such as the State of North Carolina and its agencies, municipal corporations, and political subdivisions of the State that provide substance abuse prevention, education, treatment, or research for the benefit of New Hanover County citizens.
In 2020, the New Hanover County ABC Board looked to broaden the scope of giving to reach more nonprofits doing innovative and meaningful work in the community around substance abuse education, prevention, treatment or research by developing our own grant program. Each year, eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofits may apply for grants by completing our grant application. If you know of a nonprofit that does innovative work in the field of substance abuse, please direct them to our grant program page for more information.
Current Grant Partners
There is great value in partnering with non-profit organizations whose work contributes to the mission of the ABC Board’s Community Health & Wellness Grant Program. Their commitment to reducing alcohol and/or substance abuse in the community is unwavering and greatly appreciated.
The ABC Board’s current grant partners include:
FY 2022 GRANT PROGRAMS
The Board of Directors awarded $510,000 to the following grant partners:
Annual Grant Program
$100,000 Coastal Horizons Healthy Families Initiative
$70,000 Restoration & Resilience: A Training Program for Moms in Recovery
Peer Recovery Resources
$30,000 Peer Recovery Resources
Brigade Boys & Girls Club
$100,000 SMART Moves: Healthy Decision for a Lifetime, Alcohol & Drug Prevention
The Centre of Redemption DBA A Safe Place
$50,000 Supportive Housing Plan
Community Boys & Girls Club of Wilmington
$100,000 Building Great Futures
Leading Into New Communities, Inc.
$60,000 Leading Into New Communities, Inc.
New Hanover County ABC