Ashe County Community Foundation awards local grants


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(Photo submitted) Ashe County Community Foundation Grants Chair Karen Powell presents a grant award to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwestern North Carolina staff.


JEFFERSON-The board of advisors of the Ashe County Community Foundation announced grant awards from its community grantmaking fund at a reception on June 2 at the Ashe Public Library, according to Linda Slade, board president.

Karen Powell, grants chair, recognized this year’s nonprofit recipients:

Appalachian State University to serve special needs elderly and children who require one-on-one assistance.

Ashe Arts Council to address bullying issues through seven performances of the Pirate of Bully Bay and Maximus Mars by Bright Star Children’s Theatre.

Ashe Services to purchase a quad stroller that allows infants to more easily access facilities and the outdoor learning environment.

Hospitality House to help meet the transportation cost for homeless individuals and families traveling between Ashe County and Boone.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwestern North Carolina to purchase healthy meal boxes for food insecure patients discharged from Ashe Memorial Hospital.

Riverview Community Center for roof repairs for the building served by Ashe Outreach.

Slade thanked the community for its support of the Ashe County Community Foundation. “These grants are important to our community and our quality of life,” she said. “Critical programs would not be possible without the generosity of many individuals and organizations that have supported Ashe County’s community fund and endowed funds to support our community.”

Special thanks was given Mannon Eldreth, who helped established the Daniel Lee “Dan” Eldreth Memorial Endowment, through which the majority of the grants were awarded.

John Duvall, representing the Beaver Creek High School Memorial Scholarship Fund, spoke about the establishment of the scholarship and recognized a recent recipient, Alex Kissinger.

About the Ashe County Community Foundation

The Ashe County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF). In addition to Slade and Powell, board members include: Becky Burgess (secretary), Martin Little (immediate past president), Elaine Graham, Katrina Miller, Suzanne Moore, Josh Roten, Christina Wagoner and Patty Wheeler. Tax-deductible contributions can be made to the local community grantmaking fund, which is administered by the NCCF. Contributions should be made payable to the Ashe Community Advancement Fund and mailed to the North Carolina Community Foundation, 4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 524, Raleigh, NC 27609.

For information on the Ashe County Community Foundation and its community grantmaking fund, contact Regional Director Colby Martin at 828-358-0030 or [email protected] or visit the NCCF website at nccommunityfoundation.org.

About the North Carolina Community Foundation

The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made $101 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $237 million in assets, NCCF sustains 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 67 counties across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels.

For more information, visit nccommunityfoundation.org, like us on Facebook and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @NCCF.

(Photo submitted) Ashe County Community Foundation Grants Chair Karen Powell presents a grant award to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwestern North Carolina staff.
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_AsheCountyCommunityFoundation.jpg(Photo submitted) Ashe County Community Foundation Grants Chair Karen Powell presents a grant award to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwestern North Carolina staff.

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