The Yancey Fund

Recent Grants

Since 1998, The Yancey Fund, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 113 grants totaling $1,100,123.


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 2019


Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center - $7,640 for its school and summer programs.

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival - $5,000 to provide programs at elementary schools and senior citizen centers.

Dig In! Yancey Community Garden - $10,000 for a permanent location for its farm operations.

Parkway Playhouse - $9,500 for a theater program for low-income seniors.

Partners Aligned Toward Health - $10,000 for its free health programs.

Southern Reconciliation Ministries - $10,000 to purchase food for its pantry.

The Strawbridge and Martha Wilson Young Foundation - $7,722 for a field trip program in collaboration with Yancey County schools.

Toe River Aggregation Center Training Organization Regional (TRACTOR) - $9,830 to provide fresh locally-grown produce to the food insecure.

WAMY Community Action - $2,750 to provide $75 garden vouchers to 30 families.

Yancey County Cooperative Extension - $9,888 for an education and opportunity program for parents of young children.

Yancey Hospice and Palliative Care - $10,000 to expand its palliative care program.


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.

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