Early Childhood Development Recent Grants

  • Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP)
    Haywood, Jackson, and the Qualla Boundary
    Grant Amount: $45,621
    Fiscal Year 2022
    to expand access to farm-to-preschool resources and programming in rural WNC through the Growing Minds Farm to Preschool Project.
  • Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County
    WNC Region
    Grant Amount: $70,000 over two years
    Fiscal Year 2022
    to sustain and grow its capacity to staff and mobilize the WNC Early Childhood Coalition.
  • Mount Zion Community Development
    Buncombe, Henderson, and Madison
    Grant Amount: $50,000
    Fiscal Year 2022
    to implement strategies to reduce minority infant mortality and improve quality of early childhood experiences of the children through Project NAF (Nurturing Asheville and Area Families) participants.
  • 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.
  • Irene Wortham Center
    Buncombe
    Grant Amount: $28,800
    Fiscal Year 2021
    to enrich the early childhood development program at its Early Learning Center by establishing a hands-on garden and sustainability program in collaboration with Asheville Farmstead.
  • Mountain Area Health Education Center
    Buncombe County
    Grant Amount: $54,496
    Fiscal Year 2021
    to support the salary of one of the SistasCaring4Sistas Community Based Doula positions for one year.
  • 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.
  • Southwestern Child Development Commission
    Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain
    Grant Amount: $150,000 over three years
    Fiscal Year 2021
    to support the Nurse Family Partnership.

Early Childhood Development Grant History