In its second year of regional grant funding, WNC Bridge Foundation nearly doubled the number of organizations receiving Impact Grant funding compared to 2019. Mental health counseling for uninsured and under-insured people, mentorship and literacy support for youth, and delivery of meals to homebound seniors are examples of how grants will be put into action.
A $90,720 Impact Grant from WNC Bridge Foundation allowed BRH to open its first medical site in a retirement community, BRH-Givens Gerber Park in Asheville. Givens Gerber Park provides affordable rental apartments for ages 55 and up and pairs housing with supportive services to help residents age in place.
WNC Bridge Foundation’s premier fundraising event Drums & Dragons is going virtual from September 21-October 19. Participants can enjoy weekly wellness challenges from home to stay active and involved in the community during the pandemic.
This year, due to the ongoing pandemic we’ve had to temporarily hang-up our paddles and move to a virtual format. Our goal is to keep our Drums & Dragons virtual event health-driven and engaging while upholding the camaraderie-based, team-building nature of the event in our fundraising efforts.
Each year WNC Bridge Foundation provides $1,000 scholarships to deserving high school seniors in the 18 counties of WNC .
Updates regarding our Drums & Dragons, Thrift Stores, Estate Sales & Services, and Foundation Office
The COVID-19 pandemic has shone an unexpected, yet unsurprising, spotlight on the amazing actions so many are taking to care for our neighbors, friends, and family. WNC Bridge Foundation remains committed to our mission to be a catalyst for positive change in Western North Carolina.
Our new store will reflect the same quality and pricing you’ve enjoyed at our Asheville location. The Grand Opening will take place on Saturday, February 8th.
WNC Bridge Foundation wants to hear from non-profits about the needs and challenges they will face in 2020.
This year, WNC Bridge Foundation purchased/refurbished 255 Little Trees to give to 14 local non-profits, along with gifting them a total of $3,000 in funding to purchase decorating supplies for the trees.