The Yancey Fund Awards $99,840

(April 2020) – The Yancey Fund awarded thirteen grants totaling $99,840 to Yancey County nonprofits in its recent grant cycle. The Yancey Fund, in partnership with CFWNC, has awarded 126 grants totaling $1.2 million. The Bailey-Hilliard Fund also provided funding for these grants.

“The Yancey Fund is here to support nonprofits by providing local dollars for local programs,” said Advisory Board Chair Gregory Stella. “Especially now, when the COVID-19 pandemic is changing demands on organizations, these permanent charitable resources devoted to supporting Yancey 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:

$9,140 to Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center

$6,450 to Blue Ridge Partnership for Children

$1,300 to Blue Ridge Resource Conservation & Development

$5,000 to Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

$10,000 to Feed-A-Child WNC

$10,000 to Mountain Heritage High School

$3,000 to NC MedAssist

$9,950 to Pisgah Legal Services

$10,000 to Southern Reconciliation Ministries

$10,000 to Toe River Aggregation Center Training Organization Regional (TRACTOR)

$5,000 to WAMY Community Action

$10,000 to Yancey County/Economic Development Commission

$10,000 to Yancey County Schools

In 1998, local residents established The Yancey Fund 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 Yancey County. To make a tax-deductible contribution, donate online or by mail to The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, P.O. Box 966, Burnsville, NC 28714-0966, memo line: The Yancey Fund. Contributions of any size are welcome.

The local volunteer Advisory Board includes: Jim Ashton, Jill Austin, Gretchen Banks, Larissa Bare, Amber Westall Briggs, Frances Coletta, Julia Fox, Jim Gentry, Linda Goldberg, David McIntosh, Bryan Peterson, Ron Powell and Gregory Stella (Chair).

For more information about The Yancey Fund, contact Advisory Board Chair Gregory Stella at 828-208-0169.