Recent Grants

Since 1994, The Fund for Haywood County, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 130 grants totaling $1,104,019.


Girls on the Run of Western North Carolina was awarded $3,500 to enable third to eighth grade girls from Haywood County to participate in the program. Photo courtesy of Shelby Harrell.

Spring 2019


The Arc of Haywood County Inc. - $2,500 to fund a creative arts program serving 40 individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Clothes To Kids of Haywood County - $2,000 for a rental trailer to allow more room to sort and store donated clothing items.  

Community Kitchen - $5,600 for food and supplies needed on a daily basis to provide fresh, hot meals nightly.

Fines Creek Community Association - $4,680 to fund Phase II of its Community Kitchen rehabilitation project.

Haywood County Meals on Wheels - $5,200 to provide twenty shelf-stable meals per recipient for a year for use during holidays, inclement weather, and when meal delivery is unavailable.

Haywood Pathways Center, Inc. - $5,600 for salary support of its Case Manager, who will transition to a Family Case Manager in a new dormitory for women and children to open in early 2019.

HIGHTS Inc. - $3,048 to purchase new beehives and equipment as part of its "Bee Well" education program for at-risk youth.

KARE (Kids Advocacy Resource Effort) - $5,600 to provide trauma-informed training to employees and community partners regarding crimes against children.

NC International Folk Festival/Folkmoot - $5,600 to support staffing for school-based cultural programming and summer diversity and cultural leadership training.

No Boundaries: Integrated Services for Independent Living, Inc. - $5,200 to operate its medical equipment loan closet.

North Carolina Arboretum Society - $3,700 to expand the Arboretum's Project EXPLORE outdoor education programs for schools, teachers and students in Haywood County.

STAR Ranch - $7,000 to purchase a used tractor to maintain the property.

Town of Waynesville - $14,280 from the Mib and Phil Medford Endowment Fund to improve and beautify the Miller Street Park in Downtown Waynesville.


Spring 2018


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina - $3,141 to implement a "Bigs in Blue" program, in collaboration with the Waynesville, Canton and Clyde Police Departments and the Haywood County Sheriff's Office, to recruit officers and support personnel to match with struggling students in the Haywood County Schools in one-on-one mentoring relationships in community and school-based programs.

Haywood County Meals on Wheels - $4,000 to provide nutritious meals, companionship and safety checks to seniors and homebound individuals.

Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center - $4,000 to begin construction of seven play spaces and structures to include a playground, walking track, outdoor gathering space and other recreational areas. 

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church - $4,000 to meet the increasing demand for nutritious food and hygiene products for homeless and/or hungry children in Haywood County.

Town of Waynesville - $14,150 from the Mib and Phil Medford Endowment Fund to install playground equipment in Chestnut Park as part of a multi-year approach to develop an under-utilized property as public park space for neighbors and the general public.


Grants Since Inception

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