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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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Nonprofit fundholder SAHC works with CFWNC to preserve land and clean water for future generations.

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Abby Wambach, American soccer icon, Olympic gold medalist and activist, is the featured speaker for CFWNC's 15th Annual Power of the Purse®.  Reservations for the May 21, 2019, event can be made beginning March 2019. With 184 career goals, Wambach is the all-time leading scorer in the history of international women’s soccer and a vocal advocate for pay equity and LGBTQ rights.  She was the United States’ leading scorer in the 2007 and 2011 Women’s World Cup tournaments and the 2004 and 2012 Olympics. After winning the Women’s World Cup in 2015, Wambach retired as one of the most dominant players in the history of women’s soccer. A true leader on and off the field, she is dedicating the next chapter of her career to fighting for equality and inclusion across industries. Learn more.


Since our founding in 1978, we have been fortunate to work with supporters, partners and advocates of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.  CFWNC is celebrating 40 years of philanthropy in 2018. As part of this anniversary, we’ve partnered with Highland Brewing Company to create a small batch beer – “Brew Gooder” Wheat Ale. Highland is featuring it in their tasting room during September. A portion of every sale supports CFWNC’s Fund for Western North Carolina. Learn more.

“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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