Engaging Scholars to Rise & Shine

Rise & Shine offers a safe learning environment with one-on-one tutoring, STEAM enrichment, and ecological stewardship. Scholars attend the after-school program at no charge.

Baskets Full of Sunshine

Last spring, a NOW Grant from WNC Bridge Foundation allowed the 30th Judicial District Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Alliance to provide “sunshine” baskets to 75 families experiencing isolation due to COVID-19 through Mental Health Support Kits.

Working Wheels for Working Families

It is no secret that in Western North Carolina, having a dependable car opens doors to education, employment, and improved quality of life.

Reimagining Care for Older Adults in WNC

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 the Explorer

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.

85 Local Non-Profits Receive Over $3.9 Million in Grant Funding

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.

2019 Impact Grant Recipient Spotlight: Blue Ridge Health

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.

Drums & Dragons Goes Virtual Starting Monday, September 21

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.