Alleghany County Community Foundation awards more than $13,000 in local grants

Ashley Flowers (left) grants chair of the Alleghany Community Foundation presents a check to representatives of Communities in Schools of Northwest North Carolina to aid in the playground renovation at Sparta Elementary School.

The board of advisors of the Alleghany County Community Foundation recently announced $13,020 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund.

This year the board granted:

  • $1,000 to Alleghany County Library for 2019-2020 Stretch Your Body and Your Mind
  • $1,000 to Alleghany Partnership for Children for community events
  • $582 to Piney Creek School for World Changers- Using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to Make a Difference in the World
  • $1,525 to Communities in Schools of Northwest North Carolina for Sparta School Playground
  • $2,000 to Blue Ridge Developmental Day for programming
  • $1,500 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC for Partner Agency Support-Solid Rock Food Closet
  • $500 to Sparta Revitalization Committee for Sparta Streetscape Enhancement
  • $913 to Appalachian State University for Appalachian Senior Programs
  • $500 to Alleghany Arts Council for Blue Ridge Read 2019
  • $2,000 to Alleghany Writers for critical and creative visual thinking
  • $1,500 to Alleghany Wellness Center, Inc. for their operations

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