BEMC Community Grants Announced

by Apr 15, 2021Business, South Brunswick, Southport Oak Island

See the long list of BEMC’S 2021 community grants in Brunswick and Columbus counties.

Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (BEMC) is pleased to announce its 2021 Community Grants recipients. A total of $29,792 was awarded to 23 organizations that offer family services, civic and community programs, cultural and arts programs, emergency services and economic development programs in BEMC’s service area.

BEMC Logo 2021

Since the program’s inception in 2003, BEMC has awarded more than $646,000 through Community Grants, funding projects that positively impact the community.

“The Community Grants program is a part of BEMC’s ongoing commitment to serving our members and the communities in which we live,” CEO Josh Winslow says. “These contributions allow us to impact the lives of our members in meaningful ways, and we are pleased to help these organizations make a difference.”

Applications for the 2022 BEMC Community Grants program will be available in December and accepted through February 15. To learn more about the program, 7visit

Grant Awards BEMC 2021

2021 Community Grants Recipients:

ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation, Inc. – Dental Care for Veterans
Veterans Memorial Park of America – Freedom Circle
Brunswick County Composite Squadron (NC-170), Civil Air Patrol – Gyro-Stabilized Binoculars for Search and Rescue
Lower Cape Fear LifeCare – We Honor Veterans Program
Christian Recovery Center, Inc. – Women’s Recovery Center Work Stations
Families First, Inc. – Hands are not for Hitting
Columbus County Beekeepers Association – Pollinator Education and Beautification Project
Friends of the Library Southport and Oak Island – Animals and Stories Summer Reading Program
Autism Society of North Carolina – Autism Resource Specialists in Brunswick County
Oak Island Beach Preservation Society, Inc. – Beach Education Recovery for Oak Island
Brunswick County Branch #5452 NAACP – Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Multi-Use Greenway/ Blueway Trail
Up Your Arts – Gullah Geechee Heritage Awareness
The Carousel Center – Helping Children Heal from Abuse
Brunswick County Literacy Council – Improving Lives Through The Power of Literacy
Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. – Incontinence Supplies for Men and Women
St. Brenden The Navigator Roman Catholic Church – Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
North Brunswick Kiwanis Club – Project Dignity
Ruth T. Bigham Oak Island Senior Center – Senior Support Group
Power Walking Ministries – Shoes Save Soles
Special Olympics North Carolina – Special Olympics Brunswick County
WAVES 4 K.I.D.S. – Stuffing Book Bags
South Brunswick Interchurch Council – The Lord’s Food Pantry
Oak Island Beautification Club – Veterans Park