Greatest Needs

We are Stronger Together.

Gifts made to the Greatest Needs Fund will be utilized by WNC Bridge Foundation, with 100% of every dollar going directly to expanding local capacity to address the pandemic.

“WNC Bridge Foundation is committed to the people and non-profits of WNC who may be facing unexpected hardships related to COVID-19,” said Scott Buchanan, President & CEO of WNC Bridge Foundation. “We want to continue our mission of being a catalyst for positive change throughout the 18 counties of WNC and see the importance the WNC Greatest Needs Fund will play in assisting the important work of our local non-profits.”

Support for Non-Profits and the People They Serve

This Fund will provide flexible resources to organizations with deep roots in communities and who have experience addressing basic needs and filling public health gaps. The goal is to help regional front-line nonprofit organizations by quickly meeting increasing demands for help. Grant funds will be awarded on a rolling basis, as fundraising continues throughout the outbreak and recovery phases of the pandemic.

Since March 19, WNC Bridge Foundation has provided 70 non-profits in the 18 counties of WNC over $240,000 in Greatest Needs COVID-19 Response NOW Grants.

Learn More about our NOW Grants

View 2020 NOW COVID-19 Grant Recipients (Last updated on 11/24/20)

Ali Casparian, Founder and Executive Director for area non-profit Bounty & Soul had this to say regarding their recently awarded Greatest Needs funded grant: “The work that Bounty & Soul is called to do to meet the growing needs of the community at this unprecedented time could not be accomplished without the generosity and support of WNC Bridge Foundation. Because of their commitment to support COVID -19 response, Bounty & Soul has been able to respond swiftly and effectively by providing fresh, nourishing food to thousands of people a week with compassion, positivity and deep intention. It takes all of us to come together to help one another through this crisis and we are deeply grateful to be part of this collective effort.”

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Donate Now:

  • Online via credit card by filling out the secure form below
  • By check: checks should be made payable to “WNC Bridge Foundation” and note “Greatest Needs Fund” in the memo line. Mail to P.O. Box 1315 Arden, NC 28704