Recent Grants

Since 1998, the Transylvania Endowment, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 96 grants to 45 organizations totaling $945,574.

Fall 2017


Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County - $10,000 to purchase an additional bus to transport high school members to the club's new high school teen center.

Neighbors in Ministry - $18,850 to help fund the Director of Development who is responsible for funding the Rise and Shine program serving at-risk youth.

Free Rein Center for Therapeutic Riding and Education - $18,900 to support program expansion and institutional capacity building to serve more children and adults with physical, mental and emotional disabilities by developing community partnerships, diverse curricular offerings and long-term, sustainable funding.


Fall 2016


Blue Ridge Community Health Services - $18,000 to, through the Brevard Health Center, provide medical, dental and behavioral health services to clients at SAFE—a domestic violence shelter, and The Haven—a homeless shelter.

Smart Start of Transylvania County - $16,000 to expand its program from one school to all four elementary schools in Transylvania County.

The Haven of Transylvania County - $12,000 to make the Assistant Director's position full-time, enabling daily one-on-one counseling to help residents find stable, long-term employment.

Transylvania Christian Ministry - $20,000 to expand the Getting Ahead program into the local county middle and high schools, providing programs to teens navigating generational poverty.


Grants since inception.

The following nonprofit organizations have received grants from the Transylvania Endowment:

Blue Ridge Community Health Services
Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County
Bread of Life, Inc.
Brevard Chamber Orchestra Association
Brevard Music Center 
Center for Dialogue
Children's Center of Transylvania County
City of Brevard
Communities in Schools - Transylvania County
Davidson River School 
Family Center of Transylvania County
The Family Place of Transylvania County
Free Clinic of Transylvania County
Free Rein Center
Friends of Dupont Forest
Gods Way Fellowship
Haven of Transylvania County
Land-of-Sky Regional Council
Meals on Wheels of Brevard
Muddy Sneakers
NAMI - Transylvania Advocates
Neighbors in Ministry
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
Rosman United Methodist Church
SAFE of Transylvania County
Sheriff's Project Lifesaver
Smart Start of Transylvania County
Transylvania Christian Ministry 
Transylvania County Arts Council
Transylvania County Community Land Trust
Transylvania County Department of Public Health
Transylvania County Historical Society
Transylvania County Home Care and Hospice
Transylvania County Housing Development Corporation
Transylvania County Schools
Transylvania County Volunteers in Medicine
Transylvania Dispute Settlement Center 
Transylvania Heritage Coalition, Inc.
Transylvania Literacy Council
Transylvania Regional Hospital Foundation
Transylvania Vocational Services
United Way of Transylvania County
VISION Transylvania
Western Carolina Community Action

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