Ashe County Community Foundation awards more than $8,000 in grants

The board of advisors of the Ashe County Community Foundation has awarded $2,180 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund, $4,270 from the Daniel Lee “Dan” Eldreth Memorial Endowment, and $1,810 from the Melinda Hamrick Children’s Fund Endowment.

The board granted:

“Our nonprofits are vital to Ashe County, and we are honored to support them,” said Linda Slade, advisory board president of the Ashe County Community Foundation. “We appreciate the generosity of those who have contributed to our efforts to support philanthropy in our community.”

The Ashe County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. For further information, contact Colby Martin, NCCF community leadership officer, at

About the Ashe County Community Foundation  

The Ashe County Community Foundation ((ACCF) was founded in 1995 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 and partnerships – all for the benefit of Ashe County.

The ACCF board advises the Ashe Community Advancement Fund, the Daniel Lee “Dan” Eldreth Memorial Endowment and the Melinda Hamrick Children’s Fund Endowment to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annually.

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/treasurer), Karen Powell (grants chair), Shawn Horton, Laura McPherson, Marc Payne, Diane Schaffer, Jason Sutherland and Christina Wagoner.

The ACCF makes it easy to support your community. You can open an endowment for your favorite cause at any time or contribute to an existing fund in any amount. Tax-deductible contributions, made payable to the Ashe County Community Foundation, can be mailed to the North Carolina Community Foundation, 3737 Glenwood Ave., Suite 460, Raleigh, NC 27612. Contributions can also be made online at

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $217 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $400 million in assets, NCCF sustains more than 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships.

NCCF partners with a network of affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels. 

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