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CFWNC has invested $140,618 in the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Partnership planning process. Pictured are members of the Partnership's Leadership Team.
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Focus Area Grants of $1.4 Million Awarded
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Read the 2018 Annual Report to discover what CFWNC accomplished this year and over our 40-year history.

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The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina is a trusted partner in philanthropy.  We help donors and nonprofits achieve their charitable goals, now and forever.    

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We love nonprofits too! CFWNC has been celebrating our 40-year history with constituents and stakeholders. What’s the best future you can imagine for Western North Carolina? Forty years ago, a small group of community members—led by retired businessman Ray Hust with support from the United Way and the Junior League—must have wrestled with that very question.  As our region has grown and changed, the Foundation has also evolved.  In recent years, we have streamlined operations and focused our funding on People in NeedFood and FarmingEarly Childhood Development and Natural and Cultural Resources.  What’s the best future you can imagine for our region? How will you be part of making it happen? How will you invest in Western North Carolina?  We would love to hear from you.  Email us with your thoughts.


The Pigeon River Fund recently awarded ten grants totaling $284,710 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 more than $7.1 million in grants.  Photo courtesy of Environmental Quality Institute.

“Thank you for supporting The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County.  It is because of your help and generosity that we are able to continue to serve youth in our community who need us most.  Compassionate support truly makes a difference in the lives of hundreds of young people every day. We could not do it without you.” 

Tyree Griffin, Resource Development, The Cindy Platt Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County

CFWNC has a 40-year track record of investing in Western North Carolina and an unmatched, in-depth understanding of the region's needs and opportunities. We provide financial management and easy administration for our fundholders.  You can be part of this legacy.


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