Macon County Community Foundation awards more than $14,000 in local grants

The board of advisors of the Macon County Community Foundation announces $14,090 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund.

This year’s nonprofit recipients are:

  • $2,500 to Blue Ridge Mountains Health Project, Inc., known as Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic for general operating support
  • $1,500 to Chattooga Conservancy for mentoring and overseeing UNC Asheville internship work in Highlands Plateau
  • $2,000 to Children's Hope Alliance for the Treatment Alternatives for Sexualized Kids (TASK) program
  • $2,500 to Fontana Regional Library for the Reading Rover Bookmobile
  • $1,000 to Friends of the Greenway, Inc. for building an educational environment in a butterfly garden
  • $1,000 to Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust for the Kids in Nature 2018 program
  • $2,500 to Hospice House Foundation of WNC for general operating support in Macon County
  • $590 to Prevent Blindness North Carolina for Star Pupils Macon County
  • $500 to South Macon Elementary School for the Project WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dad's of Great Schools) program
Regina Lupoli, board president, thanked the community for its support of the Macon County Community Foundation. “These grants are important to our community and our quality of life,” she said. “Critical programs would not be possible without the generosity of many individuals and organizations that have supported Macon County’s community fund.”