Recent Grants

Since 1998, the Transylvania Endowment, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 93 grants to 45 organizations totaling $897,824.

Fall 2016

Blue Ridge Community Health Services - $18,000 to, through the Brevard Health Center, provide medical, dental and behavioral health services to clients at SAFE—a domestic violence shelter, and The Haven—a homeless shelter.

Smart Start of Transylvania County - $16,000 to expand its program from one school to all four elementary schools in Transylvania County.

The Haven of Transylvania County - $12,000 to make the Assistant Director's position full-time, enabling daily one-on-one counseling to help residents find stable, long-term employment.

Transylvania Christian Ministry - $20,000 to expand the Getting Ahead program into the local county middle and high schools, providing programs to teens navigating generational poverty.


Fall 2015

Bread of Life - $13,496 to improve building access and to purchase equipment to increase efficiencies in the distribution of healthy, nutritious food at the food pantry and dining room on South Caldwell Street.

Children’s Center of Transylvania County - $12,000 to expand the Nurturing Parent Program that aims to stop the cycle of abuse and neglect of children through education and mentoring for parents to help them strengthen their skills and access community resources.

Muddy Sneakers - $19,950 for a local program that brings science education to life through outdoor learning expeditions for fifth-grade students in Transylvania County.

Transylvania County Department of Public Health - $8,380 to help the C.A.R.E Coalition purchase additional Naloxone kits and lock boxes to reduce prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths in the community.

Transylvania County Home Care and Hospice - $10,000 to enhance palliative care services, including in-home services for patients with serious or life-limiting illnesses.


Fall 2014

Neighbors in Ministry - $10,000 to hire a Development Director to help sustain funding for its afterschool programs.

SAFE, Inc. of Transylvania County - $20,000 to upgrade security for Stacey’s House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

The Family Place of Transylvania County - $10,200 to strengthen its program that refers and coordinates services for families experiencing crisis situations that put them at extremely high-risk for potential child abuse and neglect within the home.

Transylvania Christian Ministry - $20,000 to empower and educate low-income neighbors to  “get ahead” financially by using a national program facilitated by a trained leader who demonstrates how participants can improve finances, emotional well-being and connections to other community resources.

Western Carolina Community Action, Inc. - $15,000 to assist extremely low (below 30% of area median income) income families to secure decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing using the Housing Choice Voucher.

Grants since inception.

The following nonprofit organizations have received grants from the Transylvania Endowment:

Blue Ridge Community Health Services
Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County
Bread of Life, Inc.
Brevard Chamber Orchestra Association
Brevard Music Center 
Center for Dialogue
Children's Center of Transylvania County
City of Brevard
Communities in Schools - Transylvania County
Davidson River School 
Family Center of Transylvania County
The Family Place of Transylvania County
Free Clinic of Transylvania County
Free Rein Center
Friends of Dupont Forest
Gods Way Fellowship
Haven of Transylvania County
Land-of-Sky Regional Council
Meals on Wheels of Brevard
Muddy Sneakers
NAMI - Transylvania Advocates
Neighbors in Ministry
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
Rosman United Methodist Church
SAFE of Transylvania County
Sheriff's Project Lifesaver
Smart Start of Transylvania County
Transylvania Christian Ministry 
Transylvania County Arts Council
Transylvania County Community Land Trust
Transylvania County Department of Public Health
Transylvania County Historical Society
Transylvania County Home Care and Hospice
Transylvania County Housing Development Corporation
Transylvania County Schools
Transylvania County Volunteers in Medicine
Transylvania Dispute Settlement Center 
Transylvania Heritage Coalition, Inc.
Transylvania Literacy Council
Transylvania Regional Hospital Foundation
Transylvania Vocational Services
United Way of Transylvania County
VISION Transylvania
Western Carolina Community Action

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