The Emergency and Disaster Response Fund addressing COVID-19 pandemic relief efforts in 18 WNC counties and the Qualla Boundary has awarded more than $1.1 million in grants.

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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
  • $300M Total Assets March 2020
  • $20M+ Grants to Nonprofits in Fiscal Year 2019
  • $254M+ Total Grants Since Inception in 1978

We are all interconnected and interdependent.

"My father was an infectious disease doctor. I learned about the potential devastating effect a pandemic could have on vulnerable people. When CFWNC activated a relief fund, I felt called to contribute to these efforts to aid the community I love."

- Matthew Lee, Fundholder

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