Watauga County Community Foundation awards more than $39,000 in grants

The Watauga County Community Foundation, a North Carolina Community Foundation affiliate, has awarded $39,480 in grants to organizations supporting the local community.

The board of advisors granted:

“This is a prime example of neighbors helping neighbors,” said Brad Moretz, advisory board president of the Watauga County Community Foundation. “Funds donated by members of the community stay in the community.”

Funds for 2024 grants came from WCCF’s community grantmaking fund, the Armfield and Rachel Rivers Coffey Memorial Fund, the High Country Recreation Endowment and the Dr. Don Saunders Endowment. Each year, WCCF’s local volunteer advisory board uses dollars from its endowment funds to make grants to eligible local organizations, including nonprofits, local governments, schools and churches.

Visit nccommunityfoundation.org/watauga to learn more about WCCF and its work in the community or make a tax-deductible donation. For information about WCCF, contact the western region 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 Moretz, board members include Ryan Postlethwait (vice president), John Ritter (secretary), Mindy Coatney, Scott Elliott, Joe Furman, Dave Harman, Jake Hutchison, Stephen Poulos and Lane Robinson.

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.

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