Avery Community Foundation announces nearly $11,000 in grants

The Avery Community Foundation announced $10,830 in grants to organizations supporting the local community. 

The board of advisors granted $3,960 from its community grantmaking fund: 

The board also granted $6,870 from the Dewey Wells Citizenship Fund: 

The Dewey Wells Citizenship Fund supports the development of character and promotion of good citizenship in and among young people in Avery County. 

“Our community, and especially its youngest members, are better off because of these organizations,” said Justin Ray, advisory board president of the Avery Community Foundation. “We are proud to provide grants to support their work.” 

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

Learn more about ACF and its work in the community or make a tax-deductible donation at nccommunityfoundation.org/Avery. For further information about ACF, contact the Western Community Leadership Officer 

Avery Community Foundation Advisory Board Members 

Advisory board members live and work in Avery County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Ray, board members include Brian Whitfield (vice president), Gwen Clark (secretary), James Austin, Adam Martin, Scott Mathis, Barbara Roesner, James Swinkola, Jamey Thompson and John Thompson. 

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.  

For more information, visit nccommunityfoundation.org. 

Media contact 

Hannah Hogewood, Marketing & Communications Manager 
hhogewood@nccommunityfoundation.org, 919-256-6901