The Avery Community Foundation recently announced $3,850 in local grant awards.

The Avery Journal reports $1,240 has been awarded to the Blue Ridge Partnership for Children for the Play & Learn program, $840 to the North Carolina Symphony for digital music education programs for Avery County students, $640 to Prevent Blindness North Carolina for the Star Pupils Avery County program, $860 to WAMY Community Action, Inc. for the Avery County Community Garden.

The Avery Community Foundation was founded in 1997 and is led by a local volunteer advisory board that helps build community assets through the creation of permanent endowments, makes grants and leverages leadership—all for the benefit of Avery County.