Watauga County Community Foundation awards local grants

Article Published: Jun. 19 | Modified: Jun. 19

The board of advisors of the Watauga County Community Foundation has announced its 2014 grant awards from the Watauga Legacy Fund, WCCF’s community grantmaking fund, according to Brian Crutchfield, chairman of the grants committee.

WCCF awarded 11 grants, totaling $18,200, through a competitive selection process. This year’s 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
• Appalachian Regional Library: $2,000 for the Historic Boone Archives
• Mountain Alliance: $2,000 for general operating support
• Hospitality House: $2,500 for Circles of the High Country
• FARM Café: $3,000 for the FARM 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 Watauga County Community Foundation

The Watauga County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the statewide North Carolina Community Foundation. WCCF was created in 1993 and has 27 endowment funds with total assets of nearly $2.6 million. Over the past 20 years, WCCF’s 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.

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.

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