(March 2020) – The Transylvania Endowment awarded eleven grants totaling $66,496 to nonprofits serving Transylvania County in its recent grant cycle. The Transylvania Endowment, in partnership with CFWNC, has awarded grants totaling more than $1,084,885.
“The Transylvania Endowment is here to support nonprofits by providing local dollars for local programs,” said Advisory Board Chair John Goins. “Especially now, when the COVID-19 pandemic is changing demands on organizations, these permanent charitable resources devoted to supporting Transylvania County 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:
$8,000 to Augustine Literacy Project-Brevard
$8,500 to Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County
$2,500 to Children's Cancer Partners of the Carolinas
$5,933 to Davidson River School
$5,700 to The Family Place of Transylvania County
$8,324 to The Haven of Transylvania County
$5,000 to Isaac Homes Youth Shelter
$2,500 to North Toxaway Baptist Church/Food Bank
$8,500 to Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
$5,000 to Transylvania Christian Ministry
$6,539 to Transylvania Habitat for Humanity
In 1998, local people established the Endowment as a permanent charitable fund to meet local needs. Gifts added to the Endowment’s principal are preserved and invested, while grants from the Endowment support nonprofits in Transylvania County. To make a tax-deductible contribution, donate online or by mail to Transylvania Endowment, P.O. Box 2334, Brevard, NC 28712-2334. Make checks payable to CFWNC noting “Transylvania Endowment” in the memo line. Contributions of any size are welcome.
In addition to the Endowment, the following CFWNC funds support grantmaking in Transylvania County: Richard G. Adamson Memorial Fund, Bobby Orr Memorial Fund for Transylvania County Sheriff's Department, Karen Wilde Memorial Fund for Brevard Police Department, Lake Toxaway Charities Endowment Fund, My Brother's Keeper Fund, Burlingame Charitable Fund, Transylvania Directors' Fund and Holbrook-Nichols Transylvania Housing Assistance Fund.
The local volunteer advisory board includes: Don Bieger, John Goins (Chair), Don Guffey, Char Holbrook, Beth Holimon, Patti Jerome, Beth Lastinger, Scott Latell, Layne Racht, Robin Saul, Mark Shevory, John Shoemaker, Jerry Stone and Judy Welch.