Recent Grants

Since 1994, The Fund for Haywood County, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 143 grants totaling $1,171,688.

Photo courtesy of Clothes to Kids.

Clothes to Kids awarded $2,500 Grant


Clothes To Kids of Haywood County received $2,500 to defray the rental cost of a trailer to sort and store donated clothing. Currently, approximately 47% of the 7100+ school children in Haywood County receive free and reduced lunch. These same families struggle to buy appropriate school clothing for their children. Clothes To Kids provides children complete wardrobes twice a year to eliminate a barrier to school success and to empower the children to do their best. Over the past year, 663 wardrobes consisting of 3-4 bottoms, 3-4 tops, a jacket or sweater, a coat, a pair of shoes, 3 pairs each of underwear and socks and several accessory items were distributed.

Spring 2020 - Grants totaling $67,669

Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry - $3,240 for intensive outreach services for the homeless population within Haywood County.

Children's Cancer Partners of the Carolinas - $2,500 to support Haywood County children battling cancer.

Clothes To Kids of Haywood County - $2,500 to defray the cost for a trailer that is needed to sort and store donated clothing items.

Community Kitchen - $7,000 to purchase of food and supplies.

Fines Creek Community Association - $5,100 to help cover supplemental food and MANNA Pantry operating costs serving more than 70 families in need.

Girls on the Run of WNC - $2,500 to support and expand its Haywood County program addressing educational and health needs of girls in grades 3-8.

Haywood Community College Foundation - $5,000 to provide emergency funds to economically disadvantaged students who are at risk of dropping out of school due to poverty, homelessness or hunger.

Haywood Pathways Center - $3,239 to purchase an annual supply of drug screens for residents to ensure the campus is drug-free as residents work to build healthy lives.

KARE (Kids Advocacy Resource Effort) - $7,000 to make mental health and wrap-around services available to child victims of abuse and their families.

Plains United Methodist Church - $4,500 to provide equipment, supplies, food, musical instruments and potential paid staff for an afterschool program that will benefit the children of North Canton.

The Salvation Army, Waynesville Corps - $4,000 to fund a food pantry during the summer months when more children are at home and family resources are strained.

Town of Waynesville - $14,090 from the Mib and Phil Medford Endowment Fund to assist in the purchase and installation of playground equipment at Calvary Craven Park in the Pigeon Community.

Vecinos Farmworker Health Program - $7,000 to assist in providing medical supplies for indigent and uninsured farmworkers as part of an integrated health care model.

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