Support Community Endowments – The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
The Community Foundation created endowments to build resources to address regional needs as they change over time. These permanent funds are administered for the perpetual betterment of Western North Carolina. You can make a donation online or by check to any of these funds. Contributions are tax-deductible; grants from these funds are awarded through competitive process.
- Fund for Western North Carolina addresses broad needs in our 18-county service area. Grants from the Fund have supported many projects including WNC Girls on the Run and the YWCA childcare partnership with A-B Tech.
- Fund for People in Need supports programs for our region's most vulnerable populations. CFWNC recently supported a proactive investment in matched savings accounts with support from the Fund (see sidebar).
- Fund for Animal Welfare supports programs that address animal welfare across the region.
- Fund for the Arts supports the visual and performing arts and expands and improves cultural offerings in our region. View a video about a recent grant to the Cowee Pottery School.
- Fund for the Environment supports preservation and protection for our natural resources and scenic beauty. American Rivers recently received a grant to assist in the creation
- Fund for Education improves educational opportunities in the public schools. View a sample grant.
- Fund for Health improves access to quality health care. View a sample grant.
- Fund for Strong Communities improves the civic and economic vitality of our region.
- The Women’s Fund addresses the unmet needs of women and girls. Spendable income is granted through the Women for Women grant program.
- Fund for Scholarships supports scholarship awards for deserving students across Western North Carolina. Scholarship stories.