The Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge has awarded grants to 20 local non-profits totaling more than $196,000 dollars.

High Country Press reports the success of the 2021 outdoor Power of the Purse luncheon, the increase in membership, sponsors, helped to make the grants possible. Over the years, the Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge has awarded over $1.7 million to local non-profits.

The WFBR believes that all women and girls have the right to equality, safety, opportunity, and self-determination in every aspect of their lives.

This year’s grants, totaling $196,900, were awarded to: Ashe Food Pantry

Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S.

Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture

Buffalo Cove Outdoor Education Center

Children’s Council of Watauga County

Community Care Clinic

Girls on the Run

Hunger & Health Coalition

High Country Caregivers

Hospitality House, Mountain Alliance

New Opportunity School for Women @ Lees-McRae

Oasis, Inc.

Partnership of Ashe

Pisgah Legal Services

Reaching Avery Ministry

Shoes for Kids


Watauga County Habitat for Humanity

Western Youth Network. 

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