Wilkes Community Foundation awards more than $6,500 in local grants

The board of advisors of the Wilkes Community Foundation recently announced $6,530 in local grant awards from the community grantmaking fund.

This year the board granted:

  • $1,305 to Appalachian State University for Appalachian Senior Programs
  • $1,000 to Project Lazarus for Lazarus Recovery Services programs
  • $1,000 to the Autism Society of North Carolina for autism resource specialists in Wilkes County
  • $1,725 to the Wilkes Community Partnership for Children for the flu shot program
  • $500 to the Yadkin River Greenway for the Mulberry Fields to Memorial Park Yadkin River Connector Project
  • $1,000 to the Mediation and Restorative Justice Center for Restorative Justice Awareness programs in Wilkes County

Michael Cooper, Jr., board president, thanked the community for its support of the Wilkes 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 the Wilkes Community Foundation and our work to inspire philanthropy across our community.”