Ashe County Community Foundation awards more than $5,000 in local grants

The board advisors of the Ashe County Community Foundation recently announced $5,390 in local grant awards from its community advancement fund and the Daniel Lee “Dan” Eldreth Memorial Endowment.

This year the board granted:

  • $500 to Ashe Assisted Living & Memory Care for Rest & Renewal Retreats
  • $500 to Prevent Blindness North Carolina for Star Pupils Ashe County
  • $500 to Wilkes Community College- Ashe Family Literacy for Ashe Family Literacy Childcare
  • $500 to Ashe County Partnership for Children for Planting the Seeds to Read
  • $500 to Ashe County Arts Council for African-American Heroes
  • $500 Communities in Schools of Northwest North Carolina for books for teachers at ACMS
  • $500 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC for weekend backpacks for seniors
  • $890 to Appalachian State University for Appalachian Senior Programs
  • $500 to Appalachian State University for support for Ashe County families
  • $500 to Ashe County Public Library for Ashe County Veteran History Project

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