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.
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