Watauga County Community Foundation

The Watauga County Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes and partner for donors. WCCF was founded in 1993 and is led by a local volunteer advisory board that helps build community assets through the creation of permanent endowments, makes grants and leverages leadership – all for the benefit of Watauga County.


Brad Moretz


Ryan Postlethwait

Vice President

John Ritter


Board members:

Mindy Coatney

Scott Elliott

Joe Furman

Dave Harman

Jake Hutchison

Stephen Poulos

Lane Robinson

Dave Harman, a member of the Watauga County Community Foundation board, details how WCCF has supported the Watauga community.

Grants Awarded

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Watauga County Community Foundation awards more than $39,000 in grants

June 13, 2024

The Watauga County Community Foundation, a North Carolina Community Foundation affiliate, has awarded $39,480 in grants to organizations supporting the local community.The…


The Children’s Playhouse provides support for High Country parents and caregivers

June 7, 2024

The Watauga County Community Foundation recently visited the Children’s Playhouse. The nonprofit, located in Boone, provides educational fun for…


2024 John and Ruth Blue Scholarship awarded to Ellary Smith

June 5, 2024

Watauga High School Student Ellary Smith was awarded the 2024 John and Ruth Blue Scholarship. She is the 23rd recipient of this…


Don and Audrey Bentley Scholarship Awarded to Lucero Escobar Jaramillo

May 22, 2024

Watauga High School student Lucero Escobar Jaramillo, daughter of Jorge Escobar and Sharon Jaramillo, was named the 2024 recipient of the Don and Audrey…