Recent Grants

Since 1999, The Fund for Mitchell County, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 95 grants totaling $726,519.

Photo courtesy of Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center.

Grant Awarded for Fresh Start Program for Survivors

The Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center (ATRC) was awarded $2,020 for a pilot program for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse in Mitchell County. The program, in partnership Mitchell County Safe Place, will augment the existing Fresh Start project that works to improve the outcomes of individuals and families who have experienced abuse.

ATRC will provide use of the facility, horses, a therapeutic riding instructor and a life coach for individuals and families in Fresh Start. This pilot program, launching in the summer of 2020, will bring participants to ATRC for four sessions. Ground lessons addressing self-awareness, self-esteem and self-confidence will be provided by ATRC. Babysitting services will be provided, if necessary.

Spring 2020 - Grants totaling $25,970

  • Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center - $2,020 to support a pilot program for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
  • Mitchell County Animal Rescue - $2,500 to support a spay and neuter program for cats and dogs.
  • Mitchell County Shepherd's Staff - $4,000 to purchase food and household supplies and to provide utility assistance.
  • Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Food Ministry - $2,500 for meal pick-up and delivery.
  • Pisgah Legal Services - $5,000 to support free civil legal assistance and advocacy to low-income residents.
  • The Tipton Hill Community Foundation - $2,500 to provide dental care for low-income people.
  • Toe River Aggregation Center Training Organization Regional (TRACTOR) - $3,450 to provide fresh locally-grown produce to low-income people.
  • WAMY Community Action - $4,000 for a home repair program that helps with energy efficiency, safety, and health.

See all grants since inception. Download Grant History.

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