Community grants available from the Swain County Community Foundation (June 2021)

The board of advisors of the Swain County Community Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofits serving needs in the local community.

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations serving the local community in Swain County and will be awarded from the community grantmaking fund and the Youth are our Future Endowment. Grants typically range from $500 to $1,250 but larger requests will be considered this year.

Applications are available beginning Friday, June 25. Visit for information about applying. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, July 27 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 Swain County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our nonprofits to expand their impact in our local community,” said Ashley Butcher, board president. “We are excited to partner with our nonprofit community to continue supporting Swain.”

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

About the Swain County Community Foundation

The Swain County Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes and partner for donors. The SCCF was founded in 1992 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 Swain County.

The SCCF board advises both the Swain County Unrestricted Endowment Fund and the Youth are our Future Endowment to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annually. Advisory board members in live and work in Swain County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Butcher, board members include: Cindy Thompson (secretary), Terry Bevino, Jason Boston, Regina Mathis, Brandy Monteith, Matthew Peg, Karen Proctor, and Christine Roth.

The Swain 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 Swain 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 NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $184 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $290 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. For more information, visit

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