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Through Natural and Cultural Resources grants, CFWNC has invested $140,618 in the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Partnership planning process.
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Eight Focus Area Grants Totaling $307,120 Awarded
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Highlands Community Fund awards $58,000 in Grants

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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.


In May, at the 14th Annual Power of the Purse luncheon, the Women for Women giving circle awarded $450,000 to the Buncombe Partners in Prevention project; cooperating agencies include Helpmate, Mountain Child Advocacy Center, Our VOICE and Pisgah Legal Services.  This is the largest award from the giving circle and the largest single competitive grant approved by CFWNC.  Since 2006, the Women for Women giving circle has distributed nearly $3.5 million to nonprofits supporting WNC women and girls. Read this article from Mountain Xpress about the community-wide, multi-year plan they have developed to stop violence before it can take place.

“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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