Haywood County Community Foundation awards more than $4,000 in grants (November 2023)

The Haywood County Community Foundation has awarded $4,400 in grants to organizations supporting the local community. 

The board of advisors granted: 

Funds for the grants came from HCCF’s community grantmaking fund. 
HCCF advisory board members and representatives from each of the nonprofits gathered Wednesday morning in downtown Waynesville.  

From left: Savannah Anders of KARE, Inc., Haywood County Community Foundation advisory board members Mel Wilson, Clay Dangerfield, and Emily McCurry, Allison Jennings of The Community Kitchen, Gregg Livengood of Fines Creek Community Association, and Bill Ashley of Longs Chapel Second Season Community Pantry.

“These organizations help create a critical backstop for those in need,” said Clay Dangerfield, advisory board president of the Haywood County Community Foundation. “We’re honored to support their missions.” 

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

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

Haywood County Community Foundation Advisory Board Members 

Advisory board members live and work in Haywood County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Dangerfield, board members include Emily McCurry (vice president) and Melford “Mel” Wilson.  

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