Recent Grants

Since 1994, The Fund for Haywood County, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 104 grants to 56 organizations totaling $915,343.


WNC Girls on the Run received $2,050 to enable teams of 3rd to 8th grade girls from five Haywood County schools to participate in the program.

Fall 2016

Clothes to Kids of Haywood County - $3,000 to support the purchasing of shoes for children of low-income households through the All God’s Children Need Shoes project.

Community Kitchen - $20,000 to support the construction of two new classrooms for the Building Classrooms & Futures at the Kitchen project.

Fines Creek Community Association - $3,600 to assist the Community Association’s MANNA Pantry with both utility costs and supplemental food for more than 60 families.

Haywood Habitat for Humanity - $20,000 to fund the purchase of a ReStore box truck for donation pick-ups.

Thickety Community Park - $9,500 for the renovation of a building to be used as a community center.

Spring 2016

Haywood Arts Regional Theatre - $5,000 to support a new youth drama program at the Performing Arts Center at the Shelton House.

Southwestern North Carolina Resource Conservation & Development Council - $3,783 to the Forest Restoration Alliance project that is working with other organizations to research trees that are naturally resistant to diseases in order to restore hemlocks to their native environment and to the nursery industry in Western North Carolina.  

No Boundaries - $2,500 to repair wheelchairs in the medical supply and loan closet to help low-income people remain independent and improve their quality of life.

Town of Waynesville - $11,840 from the Mib and Phil Medford Endowment Fund to support improvements at Chestnut Park, including landscaping and park furnishings.

Fall 2015

Aspire Youth and Family, Inc. - $20,000 to support high-need, low-income students, ages 10-18, with mental health and/or substance use disorders, by offering family counseling, parent education, tutoring, enrichment activities and transportation services.

F.I.R.S.T. - $15,000 to provide case management services to youth, ages 13 to 26, who have a mental health diagnosis, to help them navigate community support systems.

Summer 2015

The North Carolina International Folk Festival/Folkmoot U.S.A. - $30,000 to continue planning and development of the Center for Multi-Cultural Exchange, an effort to transition from a two-week summer festival into a year-round community and cultural resource.

Grants since inception.

The following nonprofit organizations have received funding from The Fund for Haywood County:

AWAKE (Adults Working and Advocating for Kids Empowerment)
ARC of Haywood County
Aspire, Youth and Families
Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina
Bethel Rural Community Organization
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina, Inc.
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
Center for Participatory Change
Clothes To Kids of Haywood County
Community Kitchen
Crabtree, Iron Duff, Hyder Mountain Community Development Club
Fines Creek Community Association
F.I.R.S.T.
Folkmoot USA
Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Girls on the Run of Western North Carolina, Inc.
Good Samaritan Clinic of Haywood County
Haywood Arts Regional Theatre
Haywood Baptist Association
Haywood Christian Emergency Shelter
Haywood Christian Ministry, Inc.
Haywood Community College Foundation
Haywood County Arts Council
Haywood County Council on Aging
Haywood County Government
Haywood County Health Department
Haywood County Literacy Council
Haywood County Public Library
Haywood County Schools Foundation
Haywood Habitat for Humanity
Haywood Waterways Association, Inc.
Hazelwood Elementary School
Junior Achievement of Western North Carolina
KARE (Kids Advocacy Resource Effort)
LifeSpan, Inc.
Long's Chapel United Methodist Church
Mountain Area Health Education Center, Inc.
Mountain Dispute Settlement Center
Mountain Microenterprise Fund
Mountain Projects Community Action
No Boundaries
North Carolina International Folk Festival
Pigeon Community Development Center
REACH of Haywood County, Inc.
Salvation Army-Waynesville
Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc.
Southwestern Child Development Commission
Southwestern North Carolina Resource Conservation & Development Council
Thickety Community Park
Thirtieth Judicial District Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Alliance
Town of Waynesville/Public Art Commission
Town of Waynesville/Downtown Waynesville Association
UNC Asheville Foundation, Inc.
United Way of Haywood County
Voices in the Laurel
Western Carolinians for Criminal Justice

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