Recent Grants

Since 1998, the Transylvania Endowment, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 142 grants totaling $1,169,575.

James Wood, 87 years old and living in home of the last 50+ years, but alone now that his wife of 67 years must live in an assisted living residence. He is a fifth generation native of Balsam Grove and has worked in the county his whole life. He has a chair on his porch for deliverers to visit, now being used again. Frances Bradburn, veteran volunteer, delivers to Mr. Wood once a week and they love to chat and make human contact. Photo courtesy of Meals on Wheels of Brevard.

Spring 2022 - Grants totaling $48,500

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina - $3,500 to continue its mentorship program.

The Cindy Platt Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County - $5,000 to support its year-round mentoring program.

The Haven of Transylvania County - $7,000 toward the salary of a Case Manager to assist clients in developing a budget, applying for housing and seeking employment and to ensure that clients access necessary services to become housed and sustain themselves.

Isaac Homes Youth Shelter - $7,000 to support a part-time Center Director.

Meals on Wheels of Brevard - $5,000 to purchase food for meals for homebound seniors.

Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte - $1,000 to provide lodging for Transylvania County families.

Smart Start of Transylvania County - $6,000 to support one cohort of Family, Friend & Neighbor early care providers in Transylvania County.

Transylvania Christian Ministry - $7,000 to subscribe to Simon Solutions Charity Tracker database, a tool that allows county nonprofits to coordinate client services.

Transylvania Habitat for Humanity - $7,000 to assist in clearing more than eight acres as the site for ten new homes.

See all grants since inception. Download Grant History.

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