Macon County Community Foundation awards more than $13,000 in local grants

The board of advisors of the Macon County Community Foundation recently announced $13,970 in local grant awards from the community grantmaking fund.

This year the board granted:

  • $500 to the Blue Ridge Mountains Health Project, Inc., doing business as the Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic, for increasing access to dental care in Macon County
  • $2,000 to the Counseling and Psychotherapy Center of Highlands for outpatient mental health care supplement
  • $1,869 to the International Friendship Center for the Food Pantry of Highlands
  • $500 to the Macon County Humane Society, Inc, doing business as the Appalachian Animal Rescue Center for spay/neuter assistance for low income residents
  • $750 to the Macon Program for Progress for the "Roll and Read" program
  • $500 to Macon TRACS, Inc. for the TROT: Therapeutic Riding Over Trails program
  • $1,000 to NAMI Appalachian South, NC for leadership training
  • $800 to Resources, Education, Assistance, Counseling, and Housing of Macon County, Inc for the Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter Animal Support Initiative
  • $1,551 to the Mountain Retreat & Learning Center for the Pollinator Education Program
  • $1,500 to Thirtieth Judicial District Domestic Violence-Sexual Assault Alliance, Inc. for the Immigrant Outreach Project
  • $2,500 to Union Academy for Operation RISE • $500 to the Western North Carolina AIDS Project for WNCAP's Syringe Exchange Program of Franklin

Nicole Sloop, board vice president, thanked the community for its support of the Macon County Community Foundation. “We are proud to support these nonprofit programs that are so vital to the community,” she said. “We are grateful to the many generous individuals and organizations that have supported our work to inspire philanthropy across our community.”