The board of advisors of the Avery County Community Foundation recently announced $3,620 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund.
The board granted:
Jamey Thompson, board president, thanked the community for its continued support of the Avery County Community Foundation. “We are proud to support these nonprofit programs that are so vital to the community,” he said. “We are grateful to the many generous individuals and organizations that have supported our work to inspire philanthropy across our community.”
The Avery County Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes, and partner for donors. The ACCF was founded in 1997 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 – all for the benefit of Avery County.
The ACCF board advises the Avery Legacy Fund to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annually. Advisory board members live and work in Avery County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs, and access opportunities. In addition to Thompson, board members include: Justin Ray (Vice-President), Gwen Clark (Secretary,) Ellis Ayers, Richard Honeycutt, Priscilla Ann Johns, Dewayne Krege, Barbara Roesner, John Thompson, and Brian Whitfield.
The Avery County Community Foundation, through the NCCF, makes it easy to become a philanthropist, whatever your means or charitable goals. 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 Avery 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 nccommunityfoundation.org.
The 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. The 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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