Jackson County Community Foundation awards $9,370 in local grants


The board of advisors of the Jackson County Community Foundation announces $9,370 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund.

This year’s nonprofit recipients include:

  • $2,000 to Blue Ridge Health for pediatric services for Jackson County
  • $1,500 to Blue Ridge Mountains Health Project, Inc., known as the Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic, for the dental hygiene program
  • $500 to Equinox Ranch to replace the gutters, as a part of the roof replacement, done by volunteers
  • $1,370 to Fontana Regional Library for Reading Rover Bookmobile - 2017
  • $1,000 to Hospice House Foundation of WNC for general operating support for Jackson County
  • $500 to Prevent Blindness North Carolina for Star Pupils Jackson County
  • $1,500 to The Community Table
  • $1,000 to United Christian Ministries of Jackson County to serve Jackson County residents by providing food
Ken Torok, board president, thanked the community for its support of the Jackson County Community Foundation. “This grant is important to our community and our quality of life,” he said. “Critical programs would not be possible without the generosity of many individuals and organizations that have supported the Jackson County’s community fund.”