Haywood County Nonprofits Awarded $66,468 in Grants

(April 2022) – The Fund for Haywood County with the J. Aaron and Adora H. Prevost Endowment Fund and the Mib and Phil Medford Endowment Fund awarded ten grants totaling $66,468 in a recent grant cycle. Since 1994, The Fund for Haywood County, in partnership with CFWNC, has awarded grants totaling $1,262,766.

“Haywood County nonprofits undertake important, front-line work in our community and have addressed numerous challenges over the last two years,” said Advisory Board Chair Adam Bridges. “These organizations see a need and work to address it. We are grateful to our donors who have built a permanent charitable resource to support local programs with local dollars.”

The 2022 grants are:

$7,500 to Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry to fund outreach materials and travel expenses to serve the homeless population in Haywood County.

$3,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina to support 14 current mentoring pairs and to recruit, screen, train and place 16 new mentoring volunteers.

$4,500 to Children's Cancer Partners of the Carolinas to ensure that Haywood County children battling cancer can access timely and complete treatment.

$2,600 to Clothes To Kids of Haywood County to defray operating costs for its children's clothing shop.

$7,500 to Haywood Christian Ministry to prevent utility disconnections for people living in poverty, on fixed incomes, or in crisis.

$7,500 to Haywood Pathways Center to support a full-time, onsite Food Services Director.

$7,418 to KARE (Kids Advocacy Resource Effort) for forensic interviewing at the children's advocacy center and direct service personnel to prevent of vicarious and secondary trauma.

$7,500 to Kiwanis Club of Waynesville Charitable Corporation to purchase playground equipment specifically designed for children with special needs.

$1,000 to Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte to cover costs for Haywood County families.

$17,450 to Town of Waynesville from the Mib and Phil Medford Endowment Fund to restore the historic Sulphur Springs Hotel springhouse and provide landscaping and picnic amenities in Sulphur Springs Park.

In 1994, local residents established The Fund for Haywood County as a permanent charitable endowment to meet local needs. Gifts added to the Fund’s principal are preserved and invested, while grants from the Fund support nonprofits in Haywood County. To make a tax-deductible contribution, donate online or by mail c/o CFWNC, 4 Vanderbilt Park Drive, Suite 300, Asheville NC 28803. Make checks payable to CFWNC, noting “Fund for Haywood County” in the memo line. Contributions of any size are welcome.

The local, volunteer Advisory Board includes: Angela Bleckley, Adam Bridges (Chair), Kim Ferguson, Jeff Haynes, Scott McLeod, Stephen McNeil, Jonathan Song, Amy Spivey, Mathew Underwood and Eric Yarrington.

For more information about The Fund for Haywood County, please contact Advisory Board Chair Adam Bridges at 828-400-1156.