The Mountain Air Community Fund is continuing its long history of providing support and funding to worthy causes throughout our area. The 2018 year produced excellent results in terms of giving, and the fund has nearly $80,000 to award.
Community Fund members have been combing over fifteen grant submissions from area non-profits. The group will be making site visits and final grant decisions by the end of June, with donations beginning in July.
And, just as critical, 2019 contributions already are coming in, and a number of upcoming events will further add to the total. There are many ways to participate in the Community Fund in addition to partaking in our events. More and more donations are being received in honor of loved ones for special occasions, honors and memorials. Knowing that your contribution goes to help others makes a wonderful gift.
The Mountain Air Community Fund has granted over $500,000 in the last ten years to 40+ non-profits to provide funding for various programs in Yancey County. Funding went toward feeding school children, college scholarships, drug education, filling a local food pantry, training special needs teachers, introducing chamber music to children, starting summer reading and theater programs, funding a therapeutic riding center, providing housing for underprivileged families, special programs for autistic children, and supported a battered women’s shelter.
Click here to learn more about the Community Fund and upcoming fundraising events.