Grants awarded to nonprofits for 2011

Board President Martin Little and Grant Committee Chair Carol Coulter presented grant checks from the Ashe County Unrestricted Endowment and the Daniel Lee “Dan” Eldreth Memorial Endowment funds to four deserving nonprofits:

--Ashe Co. High School, $600 for “Baking Up a Community-Based Enterprise

--Imagination Ashe, $840 for their reading program,

--Second Harvest Food Bank, $500 for supplying Ashe County food pantries and

--ASU’s Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Program, $500 for their work in the county.

ACCF has a family of 14 funds under our umbrella with combined assets of more than $750,000. Representatives of organizations and individuals with endowment funds spoke about their funds, how they were established and their impact in Ashe County. Since its inception in 1995, more than $100,000 has been granted to nonprofits serving Ashe County and to deserving students through scholarship support.