Recent Grants

Since 1994, the Cashiers Community Fund, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 144 grants to 40 organizations totaling $1,047,885.

Funding from the Cashiers Community Fund supported The Bascom's Community Arts Education Initiative, delivering art education to residents of Jackson County in collaboration with the school system and local nonprofit organizations.

Summer 2016

Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic - $10,000 to support the upgrade of its radiology equipment to digital technology.

Boys & Girls Club of the Plateau - $10,000 to support its Triple Play and Outdoor Education programs that encourage active, healthy lifestyles for members in the Cashiers area.

Cashiers Historical Society - $5,000 to publish a limited edition, 160-page, quality hardback photography book entitled The Faces and Places of Cashiers Valley, with photographs by Tim Barnwell.

Cashiers Valley Preschool - $10,000 to purchase and install acoustic material on the interior walls of its gymnasium-sized indoor playground and to install an electronic message board in the outdoor drive-thru lane to notify parents of important announcements.

Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society - $5,000 toward the renovation and expansion of its outdoor play yards.

Community Care Clinic of Highlands-Cashiers, Inc. - $10,000 of general operating support for the current fiscal year.

Fishes & Loaves - $10,000 to provide food twice per month to people in Jackson County who fall below the poverty line.

Friends of Panthertown - $5,000 for ongoing forest conservation and operating expenses necessary to coordinate volunteers to maintain and protect recreational opportunities in Panthertown Valley.

Friends of the Albert Carlton Cashiers Community Library - $3,600 for three programs that will support the literacy of the children in the greater Cashiers community.

Girls on the Run of Western North Carolina - $6,060 to provide sixty girls in the Cashiers community with the only evidenced-based physical activity, positive youth development program meeting both the social-emotional and physical needs of elementary and middle school girls.

Good Samaritan Clinic of Jackson County - $5,000 to support the clinic's longstanding Medication Assistance Program that allows qualifying patients to obtain free prescription drugs from pharmaceutical companies.

Hampton Preschool and Early Learning Center - $10,000 to assist with the ongoing needs of the school.

Highlands-Cashiers Hospital - $10,000 to support the purchase of a bariatric exam table, eight adult exam tables, including OB/GYN, and one phlebotomy chair for Cashiers Medical Center.

Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust - $6,500 to support the Kids in Nature Program, a component of its overall Education Program that includes EcoTours and the Village Nature Series Speaker Events.

Summit Charter School - $10,000 to retool the Computer Lab, purchase support equipment for the One-to-One iPad Program and purchase an Epson Brightlink Interactive Whiteboard for teaching Spanish.

The Bascom - $10,000 for its Cashiers Community Arts Education Initiative that delivers free and subsidized art classes to the residents of Cashiers in collaboration with the local school systems and other nonprofit organizations.

The Gathering Table - $5,000 to support the mobile kitchen that provides food to communities in the Cashiers area, particularly to residents who lack transportation or are unable to go out for a meal.

The Village Green - $2,500 for LED lighting on the Cashiers Christmas Tree at the crossroads of Highways 64 and 107.


Grants since inception.

The following nonprofit organizations have received grants from the Cashiers Community Fund:

Animal Friends for Life
The Bascom
Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC, Inc.
Blue Ridge Mountains Health Project, Inc.
Blue Ridge School
Blue Ridge School Educational Foundation
The Boys & Girls Club of the Plateau
Cashiers Historical Society
Cashiers United Methodist Church
Cashiers Valley Community Council, Inc.
Cashiers Valley Preschool
Cashiers-Highlands Area Humane Society
Community Care Clinic of Highlands-Cashiers
Education Tomorrow
Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry
Friends of the Albert Carlton Cashiers Community Library
Friends of Panthertown
The Gathering Table
Girls on the Run of Western North Carolina
Glenville-Cashiers Rescue Squad
Good Samaritan Clinic of Jackson County
Hampton School
Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Foundation
Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust, Inc.
Highlands Community Child Development Center
Jackson County Council on Aging
Jackson County Department on Aging
Jackson County Habitat for Humanity
The Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department
Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance
Life Challenge of Western North Carolina
MANNA FoodBank
ML Performing Arts Center
REACH of Jackson County
Southwestern Child Development Commission
Summit Charter School
Summit Charter School Foundation
The Village Conservancy, Inc.
United Christian Ministries of Jackson County
Wesley Community Development Corporation

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