The Yancey Fund

Recent Grants

Since 1998, The Yancey Fund, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 102 grants totaling $1,007,793.

Partners Aligned Toward Health was awarded $10,000 toward the revitalization of Ray-Cort Park to support the purchase of playground equipment, secure in-kind donations, and provide funds to gather community input and collaboration. Photo courtesy of Partners Aligned Toward Health.

Spring 2018

Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center - $3,060 to increase summer programming for Yancey County children.

Blue Ridge Resource Conservation & Development - $3,500 to design and install educational signs along a section of Mitchell Branch in Ray-Cort Park.

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival - $2,008 to help fund author participation.

Micaville Elementary School - $7,500 to construct a walking trail with fitness stations.

Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity - $8,000 to develop a long-term program to assist elderly and disabled people so they can remain in their homes.

Partners Aligned Toward Health - $10,000 toward the revitalization of Ray-Cort Park to support the purchase of playground equipment, secure in-kind donations and provide funds to gather community input and collaboration from a diverse group of partners.

Southern Reconciliation Ministries - $10,000 to increase the size of its building to serve more people.

Toe River Aggregation Center Training Organization Regional (TRACTOR) - $10,000 to increase market access for 25 small family farms.

Toe River Health District - $10,000 to integrate a comprehensive professional training program and curriculum to help improve the health of children from low-income families.

Yancey County Humane Society - $2,008 to assist with spay and neuter surgeries for dogs.

Yancey County Child Development Center - $7,924 to develop a garden learning center for students and families to provide more access to affordable and healthy foods.

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.

Grants Since Inception.

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