Cashiers Community Fund Awards Grants Totaling $66,725

Brings Total Grantmaking to More Than $1.5 Million

The Cashiers Community Fund is pleased to announce $66,725 in grants to nonprofits serving Cashiers and the surrounding region. Since 1994, the Cashiers Community Fund has awarded $1,542,510 to projects serving the Cashiers community. These grants also received funding from the Lyn K. Holloway Memorial Fund.

“The Cashiers Community Fund is here to support nonprofits by providing local dollars for local programs,” said Advisory Board Chair Shannon Hargrove. “Especially now, when the COVID-19 pandemic is changing demands on organizations, these permanent charitable resources devoted to supporting Cashiers nonprofits are crucial. These awards are possible because people who care about this community built a fund over time to help in challenging situations. These grants support important community organizations as they continue the work we all depend on them to do.”

The 2020 grants are:

$9,000 to Blue Ridge Mountains Health Project for payroll expenses and training for the clinic’s essential part-time dental assistants.

$6,000 to Boys & Girls Club of the Plateau for general operations.

$9,000 to Cashiers Valley Preschool for necessary roof repairs.

$9,000 to Community Care Clinic of Highlands-Cashiers for general operations.

$9,000 to Hampton School to support its early childcare program that serves children as young as twelve months.

$4,500 to Mountain Projects/Circles of Cashiers-Glenville for direct service personnel, supplies, educational materials and incentives.

$5,225 to Summit Charter School for a new curriculum to ensure students achieve confidence, growth and academic success in mathematics.

$6,000 to Vecinos Farmworker Health Program for its behavioral health program and part-time bilingual licensed clinical therapist.

$9,000 to The Village Green for Commons Hall, a cultural events and community activities facility.

Among the area’s longest standing charitable funds, the Cashiers Community Fund’s distinction as an endowment positions it to provide support in perpetuity. The local volunteer Advisory Board works to raise awareness of the Cashiers Community Fund and to build assets for the future. The board members are Trace Baker, Lisa Bates, Jeanne Builder, Bill Canby, Shannon Hargrove, Melissa Hudson, Carol Hunter, Harriet Karro, Harry Phillips, Jeff Sikes and Barbara Tickle. For additional information about the Cashiers Community Fund, contact Chair Shannon Hargrove at 828-743-1700.

The Cashiers Community Fund supports projects improving the quality of life in greater Cashiers and benefitting the broad community and its residents. CCF provides grants between $2,500-$10,000 to nonprofit organizations and public agencies for charitable purposes, including programmatic needs, capital campaigns and operating expenses.