The Yancey Fund

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

The Strawbridge and Martha Wilson Young Foundation received $7,722 for a field trip program in collaboration with Yancey County schools. Photo courtesy of the Strawbridge and Martha Wilson Young Foundation.

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.

Learn more about The Yancey Fund and download our printable brochure.

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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.

Join people like you who love Yancey County and want the best for our communities.