The board of advisors of the Watauga County Community Foundation announces $22,100 in local awards from its community grantmaking fund and the Armfield and Rachel Rivers Coffey Memorial Fund.

This year the board will grant:

  • $2,000 to the Back 2 School Festival for general operating support
  • $2,000 to the Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture for developing the Tuesday King Street Farmers' Market: A Regional Farmers' Market
  • $1,500 to the Children's Council of Watauga County, Inc. for the family literacy program
  • $3,000 to F.A.R.M. Cafe, Inc. for the High Country food recovery program
  • $500 to In/Visible Arts for The Place Setting: A Theatrical Adaptation of Fred Sauceman's Appalachian Foodways Writing
  • $1,250 to the Mountain Alliance for the leadership development program
  • $500 to Prevent Blindness North Carolina for the Star Pupils Watauga County program
  • $1,250 to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC for Service Insights-Data Tracking Rollout
  • $2,250 to Spirit Ride Inc. for the Help Us Never Say No program
  • $500 to Two Rivers Community School for the Mountain Adventure program
  • $2,000 to WAMY Community Action, Inc. for Mountain Adventure Days
  • $1,600 to Watauga County Habitat for Humanity for the A Brush With Kindness - Home Repair Project program
  • $2,500 to the Watauga County Historical Society for the Digital Watauga Project
  • $1,250 to the Western Youth Network for the Summer Camp Program

Ryan Postlethwait, board president, thanked the community for its support of the Watauga County Community Foundation. “We are proud to support these nonprofit programs that are so important to our community,” he said. “We are grateful to the many generous individuals and organizations that have supported the Watauga County Community Foundation and our work to inspire philanthropy across our community.”

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