The Fund for Mitchell County Awards Grants Totaling $17,590

(March 2021) – The Fund for Mitchell County awarded seven grants totaling $17,590 to Mitchell County nonprofits in its recent grant cycle. The Fund for Mitchell County, in partnership with CFWNC, has awarded grants totaling $744,109.

“These awards are possible because people who care about this community built a fund over time,” said Advisory Board Chair Nick Joerling. “Nonprofits have faced so many challenges over the past year. We are pleased to award these grants to help important community organizations address the needs of those continuing to suffer from the pandemic and to aid in our community’s recovery.”

The 2021 grants are:

$2,000 to Altapass Foundation to construct a ramp with protective railings to provide wheelchair accessibility between existing facilities.

$2,000 to Mitchell County Animal Rescue for neutering, spaying and vaccinations for dogs and cats.

$3,000 to Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity for home repairs for low-income people.

$2,590 to Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Food Ministry to provide personal care items to low-income families.

$2,000 to Pisgah Legal Services for free civil legal support and advocacy for low-income people.

$2,000 to Toe River Aggregation Center Training Organization Regional (TRACTOR) to provide local produce to low-income people.

$2,000 to WAMY Community Action for home repairs for low-income people.

In 1999, local residents established the Fund for Mitchell 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 Mitchell County.

The local volunteer Advisory Board includes: Beverly Ayscue, Robin Buchanan, Christopher Day, Janie DeVos, Kathey Hollifield, Nick Joerling (Chair), George Nero, Becky Plummer and Brenda Sparks.