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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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The goal of CFWNC's grants in Early Childhood Development is to improve outcomes for children 0 - 5.
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The Pigeon River Fund supports water quality projects in Buncombe, Haywood and Madison Counties.

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Two-time Olympic gold medalist, author and activist Abby Wambach was the featured speaker at the 15th Annual Power of the Purse®. With 184 career goals, Wambach is the all-time leading scorer in the history of international soccer. An activist for equality and pay equity, Abby is the author of the New York Times bestseller Forward: A Memoir and the recently-released WOLFPACKA highlight of the afternoon was the announcement of six grants totaling $341,800 from the Women for Women giving circle.  Learn more.

In memory of Riley Howell, the Riley Howell Foundation Fund has been established at The Community Foundation with the intent of supporting families affected by gun violence. On April 30, 2019, Riley was in class at UNC Charlotte. Seven minutes in, shots rang out and in a split-second decision, Riley chose to try and disarm the shooter. In the service of protecting others, Riley was killed. He was posthumously awarded the Civilian Medal of Valor from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for his actions.  Make a tax-deductible donation.

“I am grateful to be part of a family that values community building and philanthropy. My grandparents have devoted decades to community organizing and fundraising in a way that inspires me to give back. Our family's charitable legacy with CFWNC is important because it grounds our giving in an awareness of local needs.” 

Miah McClinton

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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