The Yancey Fund

Recent Grants

Since 1998, The Yancey Fund, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 89 grants to 41 organizations totaling $868,793.


Blue Ridge Partnership for Children was awarded $6,090 for the Yancey Alliance for Young Children Parenting Support and Advocate Programs.  Photo courtesy of Blue Ridge Partnership for Children.

Spring 2017

Blue Ridge Partnership for Children - $6,090 for the Yancey Alliance for Young Children (YAY-C)’s Parenting Support and Advocate Programs.

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.

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

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

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

CFWNC
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 Ron Powell at 828-208-3057.

Contact Marcia Whitney about the Foundation’s Affiliate Program.

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