Recent Grants

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

Photo courtesy of Free Rein Therapeutic Riding Center.

Say Whoa to Bullying Receives Grant

Free Rein Center (FRC) requests $4,370 to expand the Say Whoa to Bullying program to serve an 40 additional students. Impacts of bullying are serious and can cause lasting problems. Equine Assisted Therapy programs are successful in helping bullied and bullying children. As a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) certified center, FRC understands the horse/human bond and developed the program to teach students about horses, horse therapy and behavior modification. The goal of the Say Whoa to Bullying program is to show measurable improvements in these areas: reductions in fighting and disruptive classroom behavior, increased self-confidence, peer support and understanding the causes of bullying.

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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