Recent Grants

Since 1999, The Fund for Mitchell County, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 75 grants to 38 organizations totaling $693,709.


Mitchell County Animal Rescue received $1,000 for general support.  Photo courtesy of Mitchell County Animal Rescue.

Fall 2017


Mitchell County SafePlace
- $20,000 to replace an eroding bridge providing the only ingress and egress for its Emergency Shelter, Victims' Outreach Center and Transitional House.

Mitchell County Schools - $3,000 to provide books for its Summer Reading Cafe.

Spruce Pine United Methodist Church/Lamplighters Afterschool Literacy Program - $20,000 to fund a Literacy Coordinator position and Orton-Gillingham training to serve students with specific learning disabilities, including dyslexia.

Toe River Health District - $7,500 to provide basic necessities to low-income people.


Spring 2017


Mitchell County Animal Rescue
- $1,000 for general support.

UMC Lamplighters - $1,000 for their After School Reading and Enrichment Program (Spruce Pine United Methodist Church serves as fiscal sponsor).


Grants since inception.

The following nonprofit organizations have received grants from The Fund for Mitchell County:

Altapass Foundation, Inc.
Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Regional Library
Bakersville Baptist Church
Bakersville Community Medical Clinic
Bakersville United Methodist Church/Food Pantry
Blue Ridge Dispute Settlement Center 
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Foundation
Camp Spring Creek Outreach
The Center for Rural Health Innovation
Energy Xchange
Givens Estates
Gouge Elementary School 
Graham Children's Health Services of Toe River, Inc.
Grassy Creek Baptist Church
Greenlee Primary School 
Hospice of Mitchell County
Mitchell Community Health Partnership
Mitchell County Animal Rescue
Mitchell County Development Foundation
Mitchell County Government
Mitchell County SafePlace
Mitchell County Schools
Mitchell County Shepherd's Staff
Mitchell-Yancey Parish United Methodist Church
Mitchell-Yancey Partnership For Children
Penland School of Crafts
Pine Grove United Methodist Church
Rural Education Partners
Service Center for Latinos
Spruce Pine Community Hospital Foundation
Spruce Pine Main Street
Spruce Pine United Methodist Church
Toe River Arts Council
Town of Spruce Pine
Trinity Episcopal Church
W.A.M.Y Community Action

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