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CFWNC works with professional advisors, like Brevard attorney Michael K. Pratt, to help clients meet their charitable goals.
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Eliada Farms and the Grow Dome: Building Sustainability to Serve Children
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Nonprofit fundholder SAHC works with CFWNC to preserve land and clean water for future generations.

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The Pigeon River Fund recently awarded $217,010 to environmental groups working to improve surface water quality in Buncombe, Haywood and Madison counties.  Asheville GreenWorks was awarded $22,200 to install a Trash Trout, a GreenWorks-designed device that removes floating debris, on Hominy Creek.  The Trash Trout can hold hundreds of pounds of trash; volunteers empty the device after every heavy rainfall when water carries surface trash into creeks and rivers.  Photo courtesy of Asheville GreenWorks.    Since 1996, the Pigeon River Fund has distributed nearly $7 million in grants.  Learn more.


Maria Hinojosa was the featured speaker for The Community Foundation’s 14th Annual Power of the Purse®. Hinojosa’s address documented her journey from Mexico City to Chicago to New York City’s Barnard College to becoming the first Latina correspondent for NPR, CNN and PBS.  A highlight of the afternoon was the announcement of a $450,000 Women for Women Collaborative High Impact Grant to the Buncombe Partners in Prevention, a group effort of Helpmate, Mountain Child Advocacy Center, Our VOICE and Pisgah Legal Services.  Partners in Prevention will concurrently address domestic abuse, sexual violence and child maltreatment in a community-coordinated effort.  Power of the Purse® benefits The Women's Fund endowment.  Pictured are CFWNC Board Member Guadalupe Chavarria, Maria Hinojosa and Kayla Fisher. 

“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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