When construction on Southwestern Community College’s new Health Sciences Building is completed in 2021, students will learn and train on state-of-the art technology, thanks in part to a $400,000 award from WNC Bridge Foundation.
WNC Bridge Foundation continues our support of MAHEC’s Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) program with a second IMPACT Grant of $100,000, awarded to the organization in 2020.
Zoe is a toddler who loves to play. Born with spina bifida, which occurs when the spine and spinal cord do not form properly; it is hard for Zoe to move around freely. Thanks to a referral from her physical therapist, WNC Bridge Foundation purchased a ZipZac® for this fun-loving girl.
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.