List of funds
The Watauga County Community Foundation was established to serve the needs of local nonprofit organizations, donors and charitable causes. The Watauga County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.
John & Ruth Blue Scholarship Endowment
This fund provides scholarships for graduates of a high school in Watauga County or Watauga County residents graduating from the North Carolina School of Science and Math, the North Carolina School of the Arts, or any other school for academically gifted students.
Patricia M. and Michael J. Cade Endowment
This fund supports the programs of the Watauga Humane Society.
The Children's Playhouse Endowment
This fund supports The Children's Playhouse.
Church of the Holy Cross Endowment
This fund supports the Church of the Holy Cross in Valle Crucis, NC.
Armfield and Rachel Rivers Coffey Memorial Fund
This fund supports the Watauga Humane Society and also allows the Watauga County Community Foundation Advisory Board to award grants each year to local nonprofit organizations.
John E. Cooper, III Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This fund supports eligible high school graduates who are employees of the Mast General Store or the children of a Mast General Store employee.
Wayne D. Duncan Appalachian State University Faculty Enrichment & Teaching Fellowship
This fund provides a fellowship award to those faculty members who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication and excellence in performing their duties as teaching members of the faculty.
Margaret Gragg Scholarship Endowment
This fund provides scholarships for females graduating from Watauga High School.
Mary Banks & F. Gwyn Harper Scholarship Fund
This fund provides scholarships for graduates of Blowing Rock or Watauga County high schools.
Haysi High School Class of 1961 Memorial Scholarship
This fund provides scholarships for students graduating from Haysi High School in Virginia.
High Country Recreation Foundation Endowment
The High Country Recreation Endowment provides ongoing support for the programs of the Foundation.
High Country Watermedia Society Endowment
This fund promotes art throughout the geographic area known as the High Country by awarding art grants to local organizations for art activities.
Bill Horn Scholarship Endowment
This fund provides scholarships for graduates of Watauga County High School.
Hospitality House of Boone General Endowment Fund
This fund provides for the ongoing support of Hospitality House of Boone.
John Knapp Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The John Knapp Memorial Scholarship memorializes the spirit and integrity of John Knapp, an active officer of the Boone Police Department who unexpectedly passed away from natural causes in March of 1999. The recipient of the award must be a high school graduate or equivalent and be a child or spouse of an active (non-probationary) or retired as active, living or deceased Watauga County area law enforcement officer.
Dora S. and V. B. Mast Education, Conservation and Charitable Fund
This donor-advised fund benefits general charitable purposes in Watauga County.
Martha Mathes Endowment
This donor-advised fund supports general charitable purposes.
Mountain AIDS Support Endowment
The Mountain AIDS Support Endowment benefits AIDS education and organizations that support AIDS patients or programs in the Watauga County area.
Oasis, Inc. Endowment
The purpose of this fund is to support the work of Oasis, Inc., located in Boone, NC, which provides shelter and support for abused women.
Lan O'Loughlin Personal Achievement Award
The purpose of this fund is to support graduating seniors from Watauga High School in Boone, NC.
Parent to Parent Endowment Fund
This fund supports the Parent to Parent Family Support Network of the High Country, which provides support to families who have children with disabilities or chronic health concerns and to families with grief due to the death of a child.
Gene L. Reese Scholarship Endowment
This fund supports eligible high school graduates who are pursuing dental auxiliary careers from counties represented by the Tarheel Dental Study Club members (Ashe, Avery, Mitchell or Watauga counties).
Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church Scholarship Endowment
This fund supports a candidate for the ministry who is under supervision and care of the Presbytery, a candidate accepted by a Presbyterian School of Christian Education with an aim toward work as director of Christian Education or work in the mission field, or a candidate accepted by a graduate school or seminary in preparation for a church vocation through the Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Valle Crucis Community Park Endowment
This fund supports the Valle Crucis Community Park that serves residents of Watauga, Avery, and Ashe counties.
Watauga Education Foundation Endowment Fund
This fund supports projects that benefit all students, improve graduation rates, support the arts and other enrichment activities, support teacher initiatives, provide scholarships or increase public participation in public schools within Watauga County.
Watauga Legacy Fund
The Watauga Legacy Fund enables the Watauga County Community Foundation to respond to changing community needs and to enhance the quality of community life within the county. Donors allow flexibility in how these funds are to be used, leaving the Watauga County Board of Directors to award grants each year to local nonprofit organizations.
Watauga-Ashe-Wilkes Education Fund
The Watauga-Ashe-Wilkes Education Fund provides grants to educational efforts in Watauga, Ashe and Wilkes counties.
The Watauga-Ashe-Wilkes Scholarship provides scholarships to deserving students from Watauga, Ashe and Wilkes counties.
Doc & Merle Watson Museum Fund
The Doc and Merle Watson Museum Fund supports Cove Creek Preservation and Development and the Doc and Merle Watson Museum. Housed in the historic Cove Creek High School Building, the museum was established to celebrate the lives of two of North Carolina's most notable and best-loved native musicians unsurpassed in their interpretation and performance of the folk music of Appalachia.