Local Nonprofits Encouraged to Apply for Grants

The Fund for Mitchell County, an affiliate of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC), is accepting applications for its spring grant cycle from nonprofits serving Mitchell County. Grants of up to $3,000 are available to nonprofit organizations and public agencies for charitable purposes, including programmatic needs and operating expenses. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2021.  The online application is available at cfwnc.org/Grantseekers/Grant Directory.

In 1999, local residents established The Fund for Mitchell County as a permanent charitable endowment to meet local needs. Gifts added to the Fund’s principal are preserved and invested, while grants from the Fund support nonprofits in Mitchell County. To make a tax-deductible contribution, donate online at www.FundforMitchellCounty.org or by mail to The Fund for Mitchell County, P.O. Box 1101, Spruce Pine, NC 28777-1101.  Make checks payable to CFWNC, noting “The Fund for Mitchell County” in the memo line. Contributions of any size are welcome.

CFWNC works with families, businesses and nonprofits to strengthen communities through the creation of charitable funds and strategic grantmaking. A permanent charitable resource, the Foundation manages over 1,200 funds and has facilitated more than $276 million in philanthropy since its founding in 1978. Learn more at www.cfwnc.org.

For more information about The Fund for Mitchell County, contact Advisory Board Chair Nick Joerling at nickjoerling@gmail.com or 828-765-5392