Swain County Community Foundation awards more than $12,000 in grants

The Swain County Community Foundation has awarded $12,220 in grants to organizations supporting the local community. 

The board of advisors granted: 

Funds for the grants came from SCCF’s community grantmaking fund and the Youth Are Our Future Endowment.  

SCCF advisory board members and representatives from some of the nonprofits gathered in October in Bryson City.  
Front row, from left: Crystal Jones, Kristen Brady and Maggie Grey of AWAKE, Ivy and Vance Lenz of Need More Outdoors. Back row, from left: Sallee Coss, Michelle Alderson and Sara Stevens of Hospice House foundation of WNC, Inc., Chris Roth, Donno Layton and Ricky Sanford of Smoky Mountain Community Theater, Dan Manley of Bryson City Food Pantry, Kara Long of Hawthorn Heights WNC, Karen Proctor, SCCF president and Cindy Thompson, SCCF.
“We are thrilled to support these local service providers,” said Karen Proctor, advisory board president of the Swain County Community Foundation. “Their work in the community is much appreciated.” 

SCCF is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation and is led by a local volunteer advisory board. Each year, SCCF uses dollars from its endowment funds to make grants to nonprofits that help the local community.  

Learn more about SCCF and its work in the community or make a tax-deductible donation at nccommunityfoundation.org/swain. For further information about SCCF, contact the Western Community Leadership Officer 

Swain County Community Foundation Advisory Board Members 

Advisory board members live and work in Swain County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Proctor, board members include Christine Roth (vice president), Cindy Allison Thompson (secretary), Janine Crisp, Jeff Delfield, Daniel Manley, Misty Sneed and Carol Sussman.  

About the North Carolina Community Foundation 

The North Carolina Community Foundation brings together generous people and connects them to causes and organizations they care about, with a focus on inspiring lasting and meaningful philanthropy in the state’s rural communities.   

With $400 million in assets, NCCF sustains over 1,200 endowments and partners with donors and a network of affiliates in 60 counties to strengthen our state. By stewarding and growing donors’ gifts, NCCF makes a powerful impact through a robust grants and scholarships program, awarding over $270 million since 1988.   

For more information, visit nccommunityfoundation.org. 

Media contact 

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