The Yancey Fund

The Yancey Fund supports local needs today, tomorrow and into the future.

Dig In! Yancey Community Garden was awarded $9,900 to provide training for a seasonal intern and to purchase garden equipment. Photo courtesy of Dig In!.

Creating a Lasting Resource

The Yancey Fund seeks to inspire philanthropy and strengthen charitable organizations serving Yancey County. The fund was established in 1998 by caring individuals who recognized the importance of a permanent charitable capital resource to support changing needs and opportunities.

Contributions made to The Yancey Fund are pooled and invested by The Community Foundation. Proceeds from the investments are used to make grants while the original gifts remain intact, continuing to grow for the benefit of future generations.

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How to Apply

Nonprofit organizations and public institutions may apply to The Yancey Fund for support. Review the guidelines and application information for Yancey Fund grants for more details. The deadline to apply is March 1.

How to Contribute

You can make a difference in the Yancey County by making a tax-deductible gift of cash, securities, life insurance or real estate. By pooling your gift with those of your neighbors, you can provide significant support for local needs.

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