In FY 2019, in partnership with donors, CFWNC awarded more than $20 million in grants, an all-time high, bringing total grantmaking to more than $254 million.

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The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina inspires philanthropy and mobilizes resources to enrich lives and communities in Western North Carolina.

  • 1,100+ Philanthropic Funds
  • $327M Total Assets September 2019
  • $20M+ Grants to Nonprofits in Fiscal Year 2019
  • $254M+ Total Grants Since Inception in 1978

Friends, Neighbors, Philanthropists

"Our motivation is to do what's right - not for us - but for the community."

- Houck and K.B. Medford, Fundholders

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News & Publications

Pigeon River Fund Awards $262,155 in Water Quality Grants

October 29, 2019

News & Publications

Highlands Community Fund Announces $62,490 in Grants

October 14, 2019

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Upcoming Events & Deadlines


The Community Foundation will be Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday November 28, 2019. CFWNC will reopen Monday, December 2, 2019 at 9:00am.

28 November 2019

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