The Swain County Community Foundation was established to serve the needs of local nonprofit organizations, donors and charitable causes. The Swain 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 Swain County Community Foundation for any charitable purpose. All gifts are tax-deductible.

Bunn Band Boosters Endowment
This fund supports the purchase and upkeep of band uniforms for Swain County High School and supports the Bunn Memorial Grand Championship Trophy.

Jon Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund
This fund supports Nantahala Racing Club, Inc. in providing scholarships for youth paddling programs.

Fontana Regional Library Endowment
This fund supports the programs and services of the Fontana Regional Library.

Julia Hunt Endowment
This fund provides scholarships for Swain County residents pursuing a degree at a university or college with volunteer experience in Swain County.

Kennedy Endowment Fund
This fund supports general charitable purposes.

Living Waters Ministries
This fund supports the Living Waters Ministries.

McCracken Family Scholarship
This fund provides scholarships for graduating seniors from Swain County High School who plan to pursue a degree at a four-year college or university. Special consideration will be given to students who plan to attend Western Carolina University and to student athletes.

McHan-Freeman-Shuler Scholarship Endowment
This fund provides scholarships for students from a Swain County high school who are pursuing a teacher certificate or a degree in teaching education.

Nantahala Outdoor Center Chattooga Outpost Conservation and Community Fund
This fund supports general charitable, educational, religious, and scientific purposes.

Nantahala Outdoor Center Environmental & Humanitarian Endowment
This fund supports environmental and humanitarian purposes.

Nantahala Outdoor Center Environmental & Humanitarian Gift Fund
This fund supports environmental and humanitarian purposes.

PAWS: Placing Animals Within Society Endowment
This fund supports PAWS (Placing Animals Within Society), an animal shelter in Swain County, NC.

Bob Robinson Family Scholarship Endowment
This fund provides scholarships for Swain County High School graduates planning to attend a four-year state supported college in North Carolina.

Swain County Public Schools Foundation Scholarship Endowment
This fund provides scholarships for graduates of Swain High School.

Swain County United Gift Fund
This fund supports charitable organizations in Swain County.

Swain County Unrestricted Endowment Fund
This fund enables the Swain 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.

Swain High Instrument Program Endowment
This fund provides musical instruments for loan to students in the Swain High Marching Band.

Youth Are Our Future Endowment
This fund supports the improvement of the quality of life for youth in Swain County.

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