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Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge Grants $125,000 to 20 Local Non-Profits

The Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge (WFBR) is making a difference for women and girls in Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties by granting $125,000 to area non-profits!   

The WFBR funds programs that advance women’s financial, professional, and personal potential, serve marginalized populations and use innovative techniques to create positive change for women and girls in the High Country. Each year, non-profits from Ashe, Avery and Watauga counties can apply for a grant from the Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge for their programs that assist women and girls. We recognize our role as a leader in this community by working to achieve these principles through our grantmaking. We are happy to announce that we granted a total of $125,000 to the following agencies:


                        Ashe County Sharing Center                            Life Village

                        Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S.                               Mountain Alliance

                        Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture                   Oasis

                        Casting Bread Food Pantry                              Partnership for Ashe

                        Children’s Council                                           Pisgah Legal Services

                        Community Care Clinic                                    Volunteer Avery

                        Girls on the Run                                              WAMY

                        Hunger & Health Coalition                            Hospitality House

                        High Country Caregivers                              Western Youth Network   

                        Watauga County Back 2 School Festival                                              

                        Watauga County Habitat for Humanity      


The Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge also granted $15,000 to 11 area food banks in the spring of 2020. The community also contributed an additional $5,000 during our “giving challenge” opportunities.

For information on making a donation, becoming a member, participating in our events or volunteering, contact Karen Marinelli at (828) 264-4002, email karen@womensfundoftheblueridge.org, visit www.womensfundoftheblueridge.org, or find the us on Facebook.