Watauga County Community Foundation awards more than $21,000 in local grants

The board of advisors of the Watauga County Community Foundation recently announced $21,275 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund and the Armfield and Rachel Rivers Coffey Memorial Fund.

This year the board granted:

  • $1,250 to Spirit Ride, Inc. for scholarship funding
  • $2,500 to Children’s Council of Watauga County, Inc. for the Family Literacy Program
  • $3,000 to the Back 2 School Festival for the event
  • $1,500 to Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture for their effort to increase equitable access to healthy local food
  • $500 to Appalachian Regional Library for their 2019 Good Neighbor Project: Stories of Hope and Recovery
  • $1,500 to the Hospitality House of the Boone area for the Hospitality House Garden Revitalization Project
  • $1,500 to Mountain Alliance for the School’s Out Afterschool Academic Support Program
  • $1,000 to the Children’s Playhouse for program support
  • $1,025 to the Watauga County Habitat for Humanity for Financial Literacy for Homeowners
  • $1,000 to Foscoe Grandfather Community Center for an upgraded playground area
  • $500 to the Watauga County Arts Council for a space for the ARTS at ArtSpace
  • $6,000 to the Hunger and Health Coalition for a fresh market and free pharmacy

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