Watauga County Community Foundation awards $30,000 in grants

The Watauga County Community Foundation has awarded $30,000 in grants to organizations supporting the local community. 

The board of advisors granted: 

Funds for the grants came from WCCF’s community grantmaking fund, the Armfield and Rachel Rivers Coffey Memorial Fund and the Dr. Don Saunders Endowment. 

“We are happy to support the groups with these funds,” said Brian Crutchfield, advisory board president of the Watauga County Community Foundation. “These service organizations provide evidence of the strength and resilience of our community.” 

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

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

Watauga County Community Foundation Advisory Board Members 

Advisory board members live and work in Watauga County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities. In addition to Crutchfield, board members include Bettie Bond, Dave Harman, Brad Moretz, Ryan Postlethwait, Stephen Poulos, John Ritter and Jane Rogers.  

About the North Carolina Community Foundation 

The North Carolina Community Foundation is the only 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. 

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Media contact 

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