Ashe County Community Foundation awards more than $10,000 in grants

The Ashe County Community Foundation has awarded $10,060 in grants to organizations supporting the local community.

The board of advisors granted:

Funds for the grants came from ACCF’s community grantmaking fund, the Daniel Lee “Dan” Eldreth Memorial Endowment and the Melinda Hamrick Children’s Fund Endowment.

“We are proud to support these organizations because they are essential to Ashe County,” said Linda Slade, advisory board president of the Ashe County Community Foundation. “We value the generosity of those who have given to our efforts to support philanthropy in our community.”

ACCF is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation and is led by a local volunteer advisory board. Each year, ACCF uses dollars from its endowment funds to make grants to nonprofits that help the local community.

Learn more about ACCF and its work in the community or make a tax-deductible donation at For further information about ACCF, contact the Western Community Leadership Officer

Ashe County Community Foundation Advisory Board Members

Advisory board members live and work in Ashe County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Slade, board members include Deeanna Burleson (Secretary), Shawn Horton, Laura McPherson, Marc Payne, Karen Powell, Jason Sutherland and Christina Wagoner.

 About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The North Carolina Community Foundation is the only statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered over $243 million in grants since 1988. With more than $440 million in assets, NCCF sustains more than 1,200 endowments and partners with a network of affiliates to award grants and scholarships in communities across the state.

An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure rural philanthropy has a voice at the local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit

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