Our goal is to improve educational opportunities for all WNC learners.

Project NAF, photo by Michael Oppenheim.

CFWNC is aggregating its work supporting schools, teachers and learners under the Education focus area.

  • Learning Links grants offer grants up to $1,000 per teacher to public schools in order to provide "hands-on" creative learning projects to their students. The goal of this program is to increase students' enthusiasm for learning and staying in school, ultimately through graduation.
  • CFWNC awards scholarships to North Carolina residents who are public high school seniors, who attend the NC School of Science and Mathematics or the UNC School of the Arts High School or who study in a home school registered with the North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education. There are programs open to private high school students in Buncombe County, and programs open to students already in college or who are employees or children of employees of certain area corporations. Scholarships may be applied to a nonprofit postsecondary two- or four-year college, university, or vocational school in the United States, unless otherwise specified in the relevant fund agreement.
  • Proactive grants will be awarded in Early Childhood Development through June 30, 2024.

To learn more about the Education focus area, contact Scholarship and Program Officer Lezette Parks at 828-367-9909

To learn more about our Early Childhood Development grants, contact Philip Belcher, Vice President for Programs, at 828-367-9901.