Jackson County Community Foundation announces more than $51,000 in grants

The Jackson County Community Foundation, in partnership with the Balsam Mountain Preserve Fund for Jackson County, has awarded $51,400 in grants to organizations supporting the local community. 

JCCF awarded $14,600 from its community grantmaking fund. The board of advisors granted: 

Additionally, the Balsam Mountain Preserve Fund for Jackson County awarded $36,800 in grants. The fund granted: 

“We are proud to support these organizations that are meeting critical local needs,” said Paxton Myers, advisory board president of the Jackson County Community Foundation. “Thanks to our partnership with the Balsam Mountain Preserve Fund we are able to increase the impact of these grants across Jackson County.” 

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 fund to make grants to nonprofits that help the local community.  

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 the western Community Leadership Officer 

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 Myers, board members include Eddie Wells (vice president), Linda Outlaw (secretary), Earl Black, Patrick Dowling, Hank Hodge, Karen Jevsevar, Jose Lopez, Patrick McGuire, Joseph Pechmann, Damon Sink, Sarah Steiner, and Norman West. 

About the North Carolina Community Foundation 

The North Carolina Community Foundation is the 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 

Hannah Hogewood, Marketing & Communications Manager 
hhogewood@nccommunityfoundation.org, 919-256-6901