Avery Community Foundation

The Avery Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes and partner for donors. ACF was founded in 1997 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 Avery County.

The ACF, through the NC Community Foundation, makes it easy to become a philanthropist, whatever your means or charitable goals. You can open an endowment for your favorite cause at any time – or contribute to an existing fund in any amount.

The ACF board advises the Avery Community Fund, the unrestricted community grantmaking fund, to support local needs. This competitive grants program is held annually. Because advisory board members live and work in Avery County, they can leverage resources to help meet local needs and access opportunities.

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Our affiliate is an all-volunteer organization with advisory board members who reflect the community we serve.

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Dewey Wells Citizenship Fund awards local grants

The Dewey Wells Citizenship Fund, a fund of the Avery Community Foundation, recently held a reception in Newland to award grants to local Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts troops. The Fund was fo…

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