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Early Childhood Development Grant to YWCA Supports Childcare Cooperative
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Andrew Reichman is Honoring Family by Supporting Students at Andrews High School
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Taylor Hunt's parents and brother chose to remember him by opening a CFWNC fund to support his passions.

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The Pigeon River Fund recently awarded $182,440 to environmental groups working to improve surface water quality, enhance fish and wildlife habitats, expand public use and access to waterways and increase water quality awareness in Buncombe, Haywood and Madison counties.  Since 1996, the Pigeon River Fund has distributed $6,371,037 in grants. Photo by Harold Blackwood.


A generous anonymous donor has contributed $59,595 to The McDowell Endowment, bringing the fund balance to $1 million.  In 22 years, the Endowment has awarded 117 grants to 50 organizations totaling $949,296. The YMCA of McDowell County received support for its youth programs.  Learn more.  

“CFWNC and The Fund for Haywood County have granted Haywood Habitat the opportunity to better serve the needs of affordable housing in our community. The grant is much more than a monetary donation. It is a commitment to the hard work of our staff and volunteers, a brighter tomorrow and the profound impact homeownership can have on a family’s life.” 

Katy McLean GouldBoard President, Haywood Habitat for Humanity

CFWNC offers many different giving options and ways to support your favorite nonprofits.  Learn more about creating your legacy.

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