Ashe County Community Foundation awards more than $11,000 in grants

The Ashe County Community Foundation, a North Carolina Community Foundation affiliate, has awarded $11,620 in grants to organizations supporting the local community.

The board of advisors granted:

“Investing in your community is one of the most rewarding experiences,” said Linda Slade, advisory board president of the Ashe County Community Foundation. “By supporting these organizations, we help ourselves and our neighbors.”

Funds for 2024 grants came from ACCF’s community grantmaking fund, the Daniel Lee “Dan” Eldreth Memorial Endowment and the Melinda Hamrick Children’s Fund Endowment. Each year, ACCF’s local volunteer advisory board uses dollars from its endowment funds to make grants to eligible local organizations, including nonprofits, local governments, schools and churches.

Visit to learn more about ACCF and its work in the community or make a tax-deductible donation. For information about ACCF, contact the western region 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 Marc Payne (vice president), Christina Wagoner (secretary), Alex Anderson, April Blevins, Shawn Horton, Laura McPherson, Jason Sutherland and Colton Williams.

About the North Carolina Community Foundation
The North Carolina Community Foundation brings together generous people and connects them to causes and organizations they care about, with a focus on inspiring lasting and meaningful philanthropy in the state’s rural communities.

With $400 million in assets, NCCF sustains over 1,200 endowments and partners with donors and a network of affiliates in 60 counties to strengthen our state. By stewarding and growing donors’ gifts, NCCF makes a powerful impact through a robust grants and scholarships program, awarding over $270 million since 1988.
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