Watauga County Community Foundation awards more than $25,000 in grants

The board of advisors of the Watauga County Community Foundation has awarded $7,000 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking fund and $18,500 from the Armfield and Rachel Rivers Coffey Memorial Fund.

The board granted:

“Our nonprofit organizations are vital to our community, and we are honored to continue our support,” said Brian Crutchfield, advisory board president of the Watauga County Community Foundation. “We are grateful to those who support our philanthropic work in Watauga County.”

The Watauga County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF). For further information, contact Colby Martin, NCCF community leadership officer, at cmartin@nccommunityfoundation.org.

About the Watauga County Community Foundation

The Watauga County Community Foundation (WCCF) was founded in 1993 and is led by a local volunteer advisory board that helps build community assets by creating permanent endowments, making grants, and leveraging leadership and partnerships – all for the benefit of Watauga County.

The WCCF board advises both the Watauga Legacy Fund and the Armfield and Rachel Rivers Coffey Memorial Fund to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annually.

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 (vice president), Robert Shirley (secretary/treasurer), Dave Harman, Brad Moretz, Ryan Postlethwait, Stephen Poulos, John Ritter and Jane Rogers.

The WCCF makes it easy to support your community. You can open an endowment for your favorite cause at any time or contribute to an existing fund in any amount. Tax-deductible contributions, made payable to the Watauga County Community Foundation, can be mailed to the North Carolina Community Foundation, 3737 Glenwood Ave., Suite 460, Raleigh, NC 27612. Contributions can also be made online at nccommunityfoundation.org.

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The North Carolina Community Foundation is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has administered more than $217 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $400 million in assets, NCCF sustains more than 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships.

NCCF partners with a network of affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels.

Media contact
Amy Dominello Braun, Senior Communications & Marketing Officer
abraun@nccommunityfoundation.org, 919-256-6922