Recent Grants

Since 1992, the Cashiers Community Fund, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 236 grants totaling $1,854,900.

JAM Blue Ridge was awarded $6,610 for operating costs of its children’s afterschool community music program. Photo courtesy of JAM Blue Ridge.

Summer 2022 - Grants totaling $160,610

Adults Working & Advocating for Kids Empowerment (AWAKE) - $10,000 to implement an ADA-compliant website and develop marketing tools to allow victims to report child abuse safely and discretely.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina - $5,000 to support recruiting efforts, programming activities and part of the program director’s salary.

Blue Ridge Mountains Health Project - $10,000 to increase access to free, preventive dental services and school-based dental education to residents of Cashiers.

Boys & Girls Club of the Plateau - $10,000 to support growing operational needs resulting from increased membership capacity.

Cashiers Historical Society - $5,000 to assist in the installation of a new transformer from Haywood EMC that will complete the electrical expansion on campus.

Cashiers Valley Preschool - $10,000 for renovations to reduce facility heating and cooling costs.

Center for Domestic Peace - $10,000 to support operating costs for Intervention Services, including part-time staff and necessary items for clients.

Community Care Clinic of Highlands-Cashiers - $10,000 to support operations.

Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry - $5,000 to purchase food for distribution to people who fall below the federal poverty line to help alleviate hunger in the area.

Friends of Panthertown - $8,000 for trail maintenance and stewardship.

Hampton School - $10,000 to provide high-quality childcare for children ages 12 months to 12 years.

Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust - $8,000 to support land stewardship and environmental education programs.

International Friendship Center - $10,000 toward a full-time social worker who devotes half their time to helping people in Cashiers and Jackson County.

JAM Blue Ridge - $6,610 for operating costs of its children’s afterschool community music program.

Pisgah Legal Services - $10,000 to support free civil legal assistance and advocacy for low-income people who live and work in and around Cashiers.

Summit Charter School - $10,000 to support the LEAD and PEAK character development programs for 150 middle and high school students.

The Village Green - $10,000 toward rebuilding the existing 650 linear-ft. boardwalk and adding a new 750 linear-ft. raised boardwalk through the upland bog of its back four acres.

Vecinos Farmworker Health Program - $10,000 for expanded capacity that will allow 30 additional patients from the greater Cashiers community to be served.

Western Carolina University Foundation - $3,000 for the Highlands Biological Station’s STEM Outreach Program at local schools.

See all grants since inception. Download Grant History.

Affiliate Advisory Boards provide The Community Foundation with crucial leadership and local expertise as we partner to raise funds for our region.