Recent Grants

Since 1999, The Fund for Mitchell County, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 71 grants to 36 organizations totaling $643,209.

Spring 2017

Mitchell County Animal Rescue - $1,000 for general support.

UMC Lamplighters - $1,000 for their After School Reading and Enrichment Program (Spruce Pine United Methodist Church serves as fiscal sponsor).

Fall 2016

Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge - $15,000 to support the Bridging the Gap program which provides supplements, transportation, food and utilities for patients and their families.

Mitchell County Government/Sheriff's Department - $5,000 to implement Project Lifesaver, a program designed to locate and prevent serious injury or death of people suffering from mental health disorders.

Mitchell County Shepherd's Staff - $15,000 to provide food and utility assistance.

Rural Education Partners of Mitchell County - $15,000 to establish and staff a service office at Bowman Middle School expanding existing in-school support services, youth development afterschool and summer activities, and case-managed student services.

Spring 2016

Rural Education Partners - $1,500 for its K-3 Literacy Program.

UMC Lamplighters - $500 for their After School Reading and Enrichment Program (Spruce Pine United Methodist Church serves as fiscal sponsor).

Gouge Elementary School - $500 for its K-3 Literacy Program.

Fall 2015

Mitchell County SafePlace - $20,000 for a Dating Violence Prevention Education program that will encourage healthy, safe relationships through an evidence-based curriculum serving 336 middle and high school students in Mitchell County.

Bakersville United Methodist Church/Food Pantry - $6,400 to provide nutritionally balanced food to 100 families facing food insecurity in Mitchell and Yancey Counties.

Grants since inception.

The following nonprofit organizations have received grants from The Fund for Mitchell County:

Altapass Foundation, Inc.
Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Regional Library
Bakersville Baptist Church
Bakersville Community Medical Clinic
Bakersville United Methodist Church/Food Pantry
Blue Ridge Dispute Settlement Center 
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Foundation
Camp Spring Creek Outreach
The Center for Rural Health Innovation
Energy Xchange
Givens Estates
Gouge Elementary School 
Graham Children's Health Services of Toe River, Inc.
Grassy Creek Baptist Church
Greenlee Primary School 
Hospice of Mitchell County
Mitchell Community Health Partnership
Mitchell County Animal Rescue
Mitchell County Development Foundation
Mitchell County Government
Mitchell County Safe Place 
Mitchell County Shepherd's Staff
Mitchell-Yancey Parish United Methodist Church
Mitchell-Yancey Partnership For Children
Penland School of Crafts
Pine Grove United Methodist Church
Rural Education Partners
Service Center for Latinos
Spruce Pine Community Hospital Foundation
Spruce Pine Main Street
Spruce Pine United Methodist Church
Toe River Arts Council
Town of Spruce Pine
Trinity Episcopal Church
W.A.M.Y Community Action

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