Early Childhood Development Recent Grants

  • Blue Ridge Partnership for Children
    Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey
    Grant Amount: $72,000 over two years
    Fiscal Year 2021
    to extend into Mitchell and Avery counties the accomplishments of the Yancey Alliance for Young Children, a collective impact initiative.
  • Grace Community Church
    McDowell
    Grant Amount: $14,811
    Fiscal Year 2021
    to build a playground that meets North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education standards so that the Church can open a preschool for the community.
  • Smart Start of Transylvania County
    Transylvania
    Grant Amount: $75,000 over two years
    Fiscal Year 2021
    to support family resilience and social cohesion by establishing a virtual support and learning model.
  • Buncombe Partnership for Children
    Buncombe
    Grant Amount: $46,018
    Fiscal Year 2020
    to strengthen support for families with young children through the expansion of Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups for infants and toddlers and piloting Circle of Security parenting classes.
  • Mountain Area Health Education Center
    WNC Region
    Grant Amount: $5,000
    Fiscal Year 2020
    to support the 2019 Southeastern Regional Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Summit.
  • Mountain Area Health Education Center
    Buncombe County
    Grant Amount: $40,560
    Fiscal Year 2020
    to support the salary of one of the SistasCaring4Sistas Community Based Doula positions for one year.
  • Blue Ridge Partnership for Children
    Yancey County
    Grant Amount: $70,000 over two years
    Fiscal Year 2019
    to advance the initial accomplishments of the Yancey Alliance for Young Children, a collective impact initiative.
  • Children First/Communities in Schools of Buncombe County
    WNC Region
    Grant Amount: $99,800 over two years
    Fiscal Year 2019
    to expand and support the Western North Carolina Early Childhood Coalition.
  • Partnership for Children of the Foothills
    McDowell, Polk, and Rutherford Counties
    Grant Amount: $8,000
    Fiscal Year 2019
    to engage Leslie Anderson Consulting to assist in creating a strategic plan.
  • Reach Out and Read Carolinas
    WNC Region
    Grant Amount: $30,000
    Fiscal Year 2019
    to support the implementation and expansion of the Reach Out and Read program to supply developmentally and culturally appropriate children’s books to low-income children and parents at well child visits through medical settings across the region.
  • Region A Partnership for Children
    Haywood, Jackson, and Swain Counties
    Grant Amount: $50,000
    Fiscal Year 2019
    to coordinate community efforts to provide more effective early literacy programming.
  • United Way of Transylvania County
    Transylvania County
    Grant Amount: $47,120
    Fiscal Year 2019
    for the Community Playgroups Mobile Resource Unit project, which will benefit underserved children ages 0-5.
  • YWCA of Asheville and WNC
    Buncombe County
    Grant Amount: $50,000
    Fiscal Year 2019
    for assistance in renovating its kitchen and upgrading one of its playgrounds to serve 42 additional children in its Early Learning Program, and to increase the number of people served at its monthly Community Dinners.

Early Childhood Development Grant History