Early Childhood Development Recent Grants

  • 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 homes 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.
  • Buncombe Partnership for Children
    Buncombe County
    Grant Amount: $50,000
    Fiscal Year 2018
    for Phase 3 of its project to develop and implement a county-wide plan for expanding high-quality, accessible, and affordable preschool for three- and four-year-olds.
  • Children & Family Resource Center of Henderson County
    Henderson County
    Grant Amount: $7,500
    Fiscal Year 2018
    to engage HunterKemper Consulting to assist in creating a strategic plan for 2019-2022, including enhanced fundraising planning and development of long-term financial plans.
  • Community Action Opportunities
    Buncombe and Madison Counties
    Grant Amount: $99,500
    Fiscal Year 2018
    to enhance the social-emotional competence skills of more than 530 preschool-age children in 27 Head Start classrooms.
  • Southwestern Child Development Commission
    Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain Counties
    Grant Amount: $150,000 over three years
    Fiscal Year 2018
    to fund the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) program to serve low-income, first-time mothers.
  • Verner Center for Early Learning
    Buncombe County
    Grant Amount: $7,500
    Fiscal Year 2018
    to engage Walker Wilson Consulting to assist with planning for its Executive Director transition, and to increase its capacity to achieve its mission under new leadership.

Early Childhood Development Grant History