Community grants available from the Jackson County Community Foundation (July 2022)

The board of advisors of the Jackson County Community Foundation will be accepting grant applications from nonprofits serving needs in the local community.

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations serving Jackson County and will be awarded from the community grantmaking fund. Grants typically range between $1,500 and $3,000. Special consideration will be given to organizations that address family food insecurity, youth behavior and safety, and substance abuse issues in Jackson County.

Applications are available beginning Friday, July 8. Visit for information about applying. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, Aug. 9 at noon.

Grants are not available for regranting purposes, capital campaigns, capital improvements, out-of-state travel or for individuals. Funds are awarded by the board of advisors of the Jackson County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF).

“We are thrilled to be able to once again provide this wonderful opportunity for our nonprofits to grow their impact in Jackson County,” said Ken Torok, board president. “Our nonprofits make our community a better place.”

For further information, contact Tyran Hill, NCCF program officer, at or (828) 772-1886.

About the Jackson County Community Foundation

The Jackson County Community Foundation (JCCF) was founded in 1992 and is led by a local volunteer advisory board that helps build community assets by creating permanent endowments, making grants and leveraging leadership – all for the benefit of Jackson County.

The JCCF board advises the community grantmaking fund to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annually.

Advisory board members live and work in Jackson County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Torok,, board members include Paxton Myers (vice president), Linda Outlaw (secretary/treasurer), Earl Black, Sarah DeArmon, Patrick Dowling, Karen Jevsevar, Mark Jones, Patrick McGuire Kathy Nervie, Joseph Pechmann, Damon Sink, Sarah Steiner, Eddie Wells and Norman West.

The Jackson County Community Foundation, through the NCCF, 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 Jackson 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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