The Yancey Fund

Recent Grants

Since 1998, The Yancey Fund, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 92 grants to 41 organizations totaling $933,793.

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.

Fall 2017

Blue Ridge Partnership for Children/Yancey Alliance for Parents of Young Children
- $20,000 to fund a parent education program for families of children, ages birth to eight, building on existing parenting classes, including Triple P, pre/post-natal and Love & Logic.

Partners Aligned Toward Health (formerly Graham Children's Health Services of Toe River, Inc.) - $15,000 to support programs that include the Healthy Yancey Coalition, revitalizing Ray Cort Park and free summer camp.

Toe River Arts Council - Co-investment on a $30,000 CFWNC Natural and Cultural Resources grants to begin fabrication and installation of the first gateway marker to be installed at the west entrance to the downtown area off 19E.  The Glass Gateway Vision Plan calls for 3 glass markers (telescopes) of varying heights at both the west and east entrances of Burnsville.

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.


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
  • Blue Ridge Partnership for Children
  • 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
  • Partners Aligned Toward Health
  • 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:

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 Sheryl Aikman about the Foundation’s Affiliate Program.

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