Recent Grants

Since 1998, The Yancey Fund, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 151 grants totaling $1,368,283.

Photo courtesy of TRACTOR Food and Farms.

TRACTOR Awarded $10,000

TRACTOR Food and Farms was awarded $10,000 to provide fresh locally grown produce to the food insecure of Yancey County. TRACTOR is committed to providing area farmers with market outlets that benefit local families and people in need across Western North Carolina. TRACTOR works closely with Reconciliation House, Dig In! Community Garden, PATH and other food relief agencies in Yancey County that strive to meet this need in the community by providing food assistance to a growing number of people. The grant allows TRACTOR to provide an additional estimated 6,800 pounds of fresh produce to Yancey food pantries and distribution networks. This project will increase access to fresh, high-quality produce, while also providing income for
the local farming community.

Spring 2022 - Grants totaling $90,600

Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center - $3,500 for a summer camp program for children.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina - $6,500 to support a volunteer mentor recruitment program.

Dig In! Yancey Community Garden - $9,900 to provide training for a seasonal intern and to purchase garden equipment.

Feed-A-Child WNC - $10,000 to complete construction of a food storage facility.

High Country Caregiver Foundation - $10,000 to support grandparents raising their grandchildren.

Pisgah Legal Services - $10,000 for free civil litigation and advocacy for low-income people.

Southern Reconciliation Ministries - $10,000 for technology support and heating assistance to low-income families.

Strawbridge and Martha Wilson Young Foundation - $5,000 to support a fall festival.

Toe River Aggregation Center Training Organization Regional (TRACTOR) - $10,000 to provide fresh, local produce for low-income people.

Tri-County Pregnancy Center - $9,000 to build an awning and a community sitting garden.

Yancey County Humane Society - $4,000 to build fences for low-income people with dogs.

Yancey County NC Cooperative Extension Service/4H Mountain Challenge Club - $2,700 to facilitate a year-long therapeutic horse program for marginalized youth.

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