The Cherokee County Community Foundation was established to serve the needs of local nonprofit organizations, donors and charitable causes. The Cherokee County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.
Gifts and bequests may be made to any of the established funds at any time. In addition, other special funds may be set up within the Cherokee County Community Foundation for any charitable purpose. All gifts are tax-deductible.
Hermann K. Brauer Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund supports research in North Carolina by the American Cancer Society, and provides a scholarship for a student from Andrews, NC, who has attended a Cherokee County High School and will attend a four year accredited college or university at the undergraduate or professional/graduate level.
Cherokee County Unrestricted Endowment Fund
This fund enables the Cherokee County 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.
Cherokee County Youth Endowment
This fund supports youth-related causes in Cherokee County.
John C. Campbell Folk School Fund
The fund supports the John C. Campbell Folk School.
James Albert Wood and Lee "Teddy" Nichols Award Scholarship Endowment
This fund supports scholarships for high school graduates in Andrews, NC.
Alex B. and Mary Porter Owen Endowment
This fund supports the John C. Campbell Folk School.
Martha Axley Palmer Endowment for the Nantahala Regional Library System
This fund supports the preservation and enhancement of libraries in Clay, Cherokee, and Graham counties.
Dr. Al Swan Memorial Endowment
This fund supports general charitable purposes.
Wells Family Scholarship Endowment
This fund provides scholarships for high school graduates from Cherokee County.