• Ashe County Schools, $500 for The Husky Journey
• Ashe County Habitat for Humanity, $500 for the Habitat for Humanity House
• Ashe County High School’s Art and Graphic Design Classes, $500 for Ready, Set, Go
• Family Central, $220 for Exterior Identification and Promotion.
• Prevent Blindness North Carolina, $1,000 for Ashe County Children’s Vision Screening Program.
A reception to award these grants will be held beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 8 at the Ashe Arts Center. The public is invited to share in the celebration and learn more about the Ashe County Community Foundation. Since refreshments will be served, please call 1-888-375-8117 to let the board know that you will attend.
The ACCF supports philanthropic purposes in the arts, education, environment, health, human services and other fields that benefit the communities of Ashe County. Established in 2001 by Dan’s parents, Lee and Mannon Eldreth, the Daniel Lee “Dan” Eldreth Memorial Endowment Fund makes grants with an emphasis toward educational projects and will allow Dan’s legacy of service to continue. The newest fund of the ACCF is the Beaver Creek High School Memorial Scholarship Fund, which will provide scholarships to deserving students from Ashe County High School.
The Ashe County Community Foundation is one of 60 affiliates of the North Carolina Community Foundation. ACCF is a nonprofit, publicly supported philanthropic institution that manages a pool of charitable funds whose income is used to benefit Ashe County in grants to nonprofit organizations, educational programs and scholarships. ACCF currently holds endowments for 12 designated organizations and individuals. Some funds are restricted by their donors to specific purposes or agencies, while others are donor advised and are not part of the grant cycle. However, together these funds reflect the diverse charitable interests of our community.
For more information about the ACCF, visit www.nccommunityfoundation.org and select the Ashe County affiliate or contact Maria Manning, NCCF Regional Services Manager, at email@example.com or 1-888-375-8117.