Jackson County Community Foundation announces more than $30,000 in local grants

The board of advisors of the Jackson County Community Foundation, in partnership with the Balsam Mountain Preserve Fund for Jackson County, recently announced $34,650 in local grant awards.

This year the following grants were made from the JCCF’s community grantmaking fund and Balsam Mountain Preserve Fund for Jackson County:

Ken Torok, board president, thanked the community for its continued support of the Jackson County Community Foundation. “We are proud to support these nonprofit programs that are so vital to our community and are grateful to the many generous individuals and organizations who partnered with us over the years,” he said. “Their support enables us to respond to critical community needs, especially in a year like this when so many people have been impacted by COVID-19.”

Along with the community grantmaking program this fall, the Balsam Mountain Preserve Fund expediated the following grants this spring in response to COVID-19:

“The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the students and families of Jackson County inspired the members of the Balsam Mountain Preserve Fund to take action,” said Linda Outlaw, Balsam Mountain Preserve member and Jackson Community Foundation grants chair. “They quickly raised funds and identified the community need for essentials.”

The Balsam Mountain Preserve Fund for Jackson County is one of 12 funds that make up the Jackson County Community Foundation. “We are appreciative of the support of Jackson County’s community grantmaking fund, which has provided more than $150,000 in grants over time, but also of funds like the Balsam Mountain Preserve Fund, for their continued trust and partnership in philanthropy,” Torok said.

For further information, contact NCCF Community Leadership Officer Colby Martin at (828) 358-0030 or cmartin@nccommunityfoundation.org.