Fund for Haywood gives $40,000 in grants

The Fund for Haywood County has approved $40,000 in People in Need grants to local nonprofit organizations that provide critical services for economically disadvantaged people. The grants were made in partnership with The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) and include:

• A $20,000 grant to Aspire, Youth and Family Inc. for the Kids at Work! program. This grant matches funds received from the State to train at-risk children in cooking-based workplace and life skills.

• A $20,000 grant to the Thirtieth Judicial District Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Alliance to enable the Alliance to continue its Rural Response Team for Underserved Child Victims Exposed to Violence program.

These grants were awarded as part of The Community Foundation’s People in Need focus area grant cycle, and were funded in part by the Janirve Legacy Fund, CFWNC Fundholders and The Fund for Haywood County.

The Fund for Haywood County, an affiliate of The Community Foundation, was established in 1994 by a group of local residents as a permanent endowment and resource for charitable efforts that benefit the entire county. To make a tax-deductible contribution to The Fund for Haywood County, donate online at, with a stock gift, or by mail to The Fund for Haywood County, P.O. Box 627, Waynesville, N.C., 28786. Contributions of any size are welcome and will enable the Fund to support more programs with local dollars.

“We are pleased to join with CFWNC and other partners to fund these grants that will make such a difference for the nonprofit organizations and the people they serve in our community,” said The Fund for Haywood County Advisory Board Chair George Ivey.

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