The Avery Community Foundation was established to serve the needs of local nonprofit organizations, donors and charitable causes. The Avery Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. 

Avery Legacy Fund 
This fund enables the Avery Community Foundation to respond to changing community needs and to enhance the quality of community life within the county through annual grants to local nonprofit organizations. 
 
Avery Youth and Education Fund
This fund supports a youth in philanthropy program and other educational needs in the county.

Beech Mountain Emergency Services Fund 
This fund supports the emergency services for the community of Beech Mountain as provided by the Beech Mountain Volunteer Fire Department.

Bob and Ann Cook Scholarship Endowment
This fund provides scholarships for graduating seniors from Avery County High School who enroll at a North Carolina community college.

Gary "GJ" Johnston Leadership Scholarship 
This fund provides scholarships to employees of Linville Ridge in Linville, NC.
 
Chris Juliano Memorial Fund 
This fund supports the Mountain Ambulance and Health Care Foundation and its programs. 
 
Neighbors Helping Neighbors 
This fund supports charitable, benevolent, cultural, religious, civic, health, scientific and educational purposes within Avery County.
 
Danny Owens Memorial Fund 
This fund provides scholarships for residents of Avery County who are either a firefighter or a family member of a local firefighter. 
 
Penland School of Crafts Fund 
This fund supports the Penland School of Crafts. 

F. H. "Sammy" Ross, Jr. Memorial Scholarship 
This fund provides scholarships for those who are employed by or retired from Linville Ridge and their families.
 
Sam & Sibyl Thompson Endowment 
This fund supports charitable, educational, religious and scientific purposes in Avery County.

The Dewey Wells Citizenship Fund
This fund supports organizations in Avery County, North Carolina, that work to instill values in the county's young people.
 
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