Recent Grants

Since 1998, the Transylvania Endowment, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 123 grants totaling $1,084,885.

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Grant Awarded to Davidson River School Technology

The Davidson River School received $5,933 for technology to create a model classroom dedicated to helping students graduate from high school and successfully transition to post-secondary education or meaningful employment.

Davidson River School is the alternative high school for Transylvania County educating students who have not found success in the local traditional educational settings. However, academic requirements and expectations remain the same - to offer opportunities for students to become productive and successful members of society.

In January 2020, Davidson River School became the 8th North Carolina school dedicated to the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) model. This model provides students with a minimum of 37 employability competencies and career exploration and training opportunities. Grant funds will outfit the JAG classroom with laptops accommodating ten students at a time, a charging station for the laptops and an interactive touch screen for whole class instruction. Davidson River is currently providing the JAG Model to 16 upperclassmen and will provide it to additional students in the Fall 2020. Students who complete the JAG program will leave better equipped to secure, maintain, and seek advancement in meaningful employment.

Spring 2020 - Grants totaling $66,496

Augustine Literacy Project-Brevard - $8,000 to support its volunteer tutor training program and its literacy instructor.

Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County - $8,500 to support its teen programming for youth in 7th-12th grades.

Children's Cancer Partners of the Carolinas - $2,500 toward the costs of supporting Transylvania County children battling cancer.

Davidson River School - $5,933 for technology to create a model classroom dedicated to supporting youth to graduate from high school and make successful transitions to post-secondary education or meaningful employment.

The Family Place of Transylvania County - $5,700 for curriculum and supplies that support the early childhood development programs and collaborative.

The Haven of Transylvania County - $8,324 to provide security and insurance at its shelters.

Isaac Homes Youth Shelter - $5,000 to provide basic needs for youth by purchasing hygiene products, food, and clothing for homeless youth.

North Toxaway Baptist Church/Food Bank - $2,500 to support operating and food costs of the pantry that serves low-income individuals from the Quebec, Sapphire, and Lake Toxaway communities.

Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute - $8,500 to bring STEAM experiences to the community through local schools and organizations.

Transylvania Christian Ministry - $5,000 to subscribe to Simon Solutions Charity Tracker database, a community database recording charitable human services provided by county-wide nonprofits and government entities.

Transylvania Habitat for Humanity - $6,539 to assist low-income families to secure decent, safe and affordable housing.

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