The Yancey Fund

Recent Grants

Since 1998, The Yancey Fund, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 88 grants to 41 organizations totaling $862,703.

Fall 2016

Avery-Mitchell-Yancey (AMY) Regional Library - $15,000 to implement One World, Many Stories, a children's program bringing into its four libraries multicultural story times, involving sensory activities and mindfulness programming.

Parkway Playhouse - $10,000 to support its Reading is Alive project, a theatre outreach program serving rural children.

The Family Violence Coalition - $20,000 to support the Empowerment to Independence program which helps domestic violence victims become independent.

Fall 2015

Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center - $19,260 to engage 12 adults with disabilities in a training program to help them find employment.

Camp Spring Creek Outreach - $16,500 to help fund a Public Relations and Communications Director to build the capacity of the organization by increasing revenue that will help train more teachers for children with dyslexia.

Yancey County Schools - $20,000 to upgrade the community-based teaching kitchen at Mountain Heritage High School.

Graham Children's Health Services of Toe River, Inc. - $20,000 for a summer food program that will deliver food boxes to 100 to low-income families with children.

Bakersville United Methodist Church Food Pantry - $6,400 to purchase food to feed an additional 100 families.

Blue Ridge Partnership for Children (formerly Mitchell-Yancey Partnership for Children) – two grants:
     1) $5,000 to fund the Yancey Early Childhood Initiative (YECI)'s professional facilitator.
     2) $4,000 to complete YECI Phase 1 work.

Fall 2014

Dig In! Yancey Community Garden - $17,500 to implement a Mobile Kitchen Demonstration project.

Toe River Health District - $15,000 for their children’s summer food program, which will provide food to 100 families by addressing the problem of food insecurity during the summer months when school is not in session.

Southern Reconciliation Ministries, Inc. - $15,000 to purchase food over the winter for families that are food insecure.

AMY Regional Library/Toe River Food Network - $10,000 to develop an inclusive, sustainable and evidence-based 3-5 year food security plan for the Toe River region in Western North Carolina.

Penland School of Crafts - $10,000 to support its Subs with SuitCASEs program.

Grants since inception.

The Energy Exchange in Yancey County received funding from The Yancey Fund.

The following organizations have received funding from The Yancey Fund:

  • Altapass Foundation, Inc.
  • Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Regional Library System
  • Bakersville United Methodist Church Food Pantry
  • Bee Log Elementary School
  • Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Foundation
  • Burnsville Elementary School
  • Camp Spring Creek
  • Celo Health Education Corporation
  • Centro de Enlace
  • Children's Advocacy Center of Yancey County
  • Dig In! Community Garden
  • Energy XChange
  • Evening School Project
  • Family Violence Coalition of Yancey County, Inc.
  • Graham Childrens Health Services of Toe River
  • Hospice of Yancey County
  • Mitchell County Government
  • Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity
  • Mitchell - Yancey Partnership for Children
  • Parkway Playhouse
  • Penland School of Craft
  • Rural Southern Voice for Peace
  • Service Center for Latinos
  • South Toe & Micaville Elementary Schools
  • South Toe Preschool
  • Southern Reconciliation Ministries
  • Spruce Pine Community Hospital Foundation
  • Toe River Arts Council
  • Toe River Health District
  • Town of Burnsville - Yancey County Farmers' Market
  • W.A.M.Y Community Action
  • Yancey County 4-H
  • Yancey County Center, NC Cooperative Extension Svce
  • Yancey County Cultural Resources Commission
  • Yancey County Literacy Council
  • Yancey County Middle School Health Centers
  • Yancey County Schools
  • Yancey History Association

Graham Children's Health Services received $10,000 for their summer backpack food program, providing food to 100 families and addressing the problem of food insecurity during the summer months when school is not in session. Nearly 65% of Yancey County school children participated in the free or reduced lunch program during the 2012-2013 school year.

Donate online or send a check (made out to "CFWNC" with "Yancey Fund" in the memo line) to:

P.O. Box 966
Burnsville, NC 28714-0966
Memo: Yancey Fund
*Please note that checks not made out to CFWNC may be returned.

Or contact Advisory Board Chair Bill Cullom at (828) 682-6379.

Contact Marcia Whitney about the Foundation’s Affiliate Program.

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