The board of advisors of the Watauga County Community Foundation announces 2014 grant awards from the Watauga Legacy Fund, WCCFs community grantmaking fund, according to Brian Crutchfield, Chair of the Grants Committee. WCCF awarded eleven grants totaling $18,200 through a competitive selection process. This years nonprofit recipients include:
· Valle Crucis Community Park: $700 for Board Training
· Blue Ridge Conservancy: $1,000 for General Operating Support
· High Country Pathways: $1,000 for the Middle Fork Greenway
· Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC: $1,000 for Partner Agency Support
· Hunger and Health Coalition: $1,000 for Pharmacy Workstations
· Western Youth Network: $2,000 for the Mentoring Program
· Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge: $2,000 for the Coat Drive, Children's Council Incentive Program, Basic Buckets programs
· App Regional Library: $2,000 for the Historic Boone Archives
· Mountain Alliance: $2,000 for General Operating Support
· Hospitality House: $2,500 for the Circles of the High Country
· F.A.R.M. Café: $3,000 for the F.A.R.M. Fresh project
Crutchfield thanked the community for support of the Watauga County Community Foundation. These grants are important to our community and our quality of life, he said. Critical programs would not be possible without the generosity of many individuals and organizations that have supported the Watauga Legacy Fund.
About the Watauga County Community Foundation:
The Watauga County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the statewide North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF). WCCF was created in 1993 and has 27 endowment funds with total assets of nearly $2.6 million. Over the past 20 years, WCCFs 27 endowment funds have distributed nearly $950,000 in grants and scholarships supporting local nonprofits and students. In 2013, WCCF distributed nearly $100,000 in grants and scholarships. For information on the Watauga County Community Foundation and its community fund, contact Bettie Bond, WCCF Board President at 828-264-4275; or John Francis, NCCF Regional Associate, at 336-745-1739; or visit the NCCF website at nccommunityfoundation.org.
About the North Carolina Community Foundation:
The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made nearly $74 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $171 million in assets, NCCF sustains 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 67 counties across the state.