Recent Grants

Since 1994, The Fund for Haywood County, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 110 grants to 56 organizations totaling $969,820.


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.

Spring 2017

Mountain Projects, Inc. - $4,147 to purchase building materials for volunteers to build seven wheelchair ramps that will enable disabled individuals to stay in their homes.

Haywood County Arts Council - $4,500 to engage a marketing firm to update their organizational identity and better communicate the scope and impact of their services and relationships with artists, other organizations and the broader community.

Girls on the Run of Western North Carolina, Inc. - $3,500 to provide Haywood County girls with the research-based physical activity, positive youth development program meeting the social-emotional and physical needs of 3rd to 8th grade girls.

Haywood County Public Library - $9,000 from the Mib and Phil Medford Endowment Fund to partner with the Town of Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department to install a StoryWalk® along the Vance Street Park walking trail. A StoryWalk is a family activity that promotes physical activity and early literacy. Pages from a children’s picture book are mounted and spaced apart within sight-distance so that you walk from one to the next to read the book.

Town of Waynesville Public Art Commission - $3,330 from the Mib and Phil Medford Endowment Fund to commission a sculpture by Asheville artist Todd Frahm depicting a Plott Hound, the North Carolina State Dog, brought here to Haywood County by the Plott family from Germany in the 1800s.  It will be installed at the Village of Hazelwood.

The North Carolina International Folk Festival/Folkmoot U.S.A. - Fund for Haywood County co-investment on a $30,000 CFWNC Natural & Cultural Resources Focus Area grant to continue the development of the Folkmoot Center as a Multi-Cultural Exchange location.


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.

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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