Jackson County Community Foundation announces more than $26,000 in grants

The Jackson County Community Foundation, in partnership with the Balsam Mountain Preserve Fund for Jackson County, has awarded $26,300 in grants to programs supporting the local community.

The Jackson County Community Foundation (JCCF) awarded $13,800 from its community grantmaking fund. The board of advisors granted:

Additionally, the Balsam Mountain Preserve Fund for Jackson County awarded $12,500 in grants. The fund granted:

“We are thrilled to be able to make grants in conjunction with the Balsam Mountain Preserve Fund that create real change in our community,” said Ken Torok, advisory board president of the Jackson County Community Foundation. “These organizations are meeting critical local needs that we are proud to support.”

JCCF is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation and is led by a local volunteer advisory board. Each year, JCCF uses dollars from its endowment funds to make grants to local nonprofit organizations. The Balsam Mountain Preserve Fund for Jackson County is one of 13 funds that make up the Jackson County Community Foundation.

Learn more about JCCF and its work in the community or make a tax-deductible donation at nccommunityfoundation.org/Jackson. For further information about JCCF, contact Colby Martin at cmartin@nccommunityfoundation.org.

Jackson County Community Foundation Advisory Board Members

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), Earl Black, Patrick Dowling, Karen Jevsevar, Mark Jones, Patrick McGuire, Kathy Nervie, Joseph Pechmann, Damon Sink, Sarah Steiner, Eddie Wells and Norman West.

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF) is the only statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered over $243 million in grants since 1988. With more than $440 million in assets, NCCF sustains more than 1,200 endowments and partners with a network of affiliates to award grants and scholarships in communities across the state.

An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure rural philanthropy has a voice at the local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit nccommunityfoundation.org.

Media contact
Amy Dominello Braun, Senior Communications & Marketing Officer
abraun@nccommunityfoundation.org, 919-256-6922