People in Need
CFWNC has invested in the growth of WNC Girls on the Run through People in Need grants and affiliate funding. This year, 10,000 girls are participating in the program. Watch the video
Vision: All people in Western North Carolina have opportunities to access the resources and services that meet their basic needs.
Goal: In partnership with donors and affiliates, work to address critical needs facing our region's most marginalized populations.
CFWNC supports people in need through an annual grant cycle funded by the Janirve Legacy Fund, our affiliates, fundholders and discretionary dollars. In November 2016, CFWNC awarded $1,146,583 through 70 grants [PDF] to nonprofits in all 18 counties we serve. The next grant cycle begins in August 2017.
Janirve Sudden and Urgent Need Grants
CFWNC offers Janirve SUN grants of up to $10,000 to assist human service nonprofit organizations experiencing an unforeseen crisis that negatively impacts their ability to continue to provide critical services. With a relatively small amount of funding, SUN grants help organizations address one-time, unbudgeted and time-sensitive emergencies that will enhance or preserve the ability of the organizations to meet their missions.
2015-16 Janirve Sudden and Urgent Need Grants were awarded to 11 nonprofits totaling $89,943. A recent $8,000 grant to Steps to Hope, a Polk County program addressing domestic violence and sexual assault, allowed the organization to quickly return to full functionality after a mold problem was identified.