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2021 IMPACT Grant Recipients

Now in its third year of regional grant funding, 90 local non-profits from across Western North Carolina are WNC Bridge Foundation’s 2021 IMPACT Grant recipients, with awards totaling $3,900,000.

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Office Perks

One of the perks of WNC Bridge Foundation moving to our new office space located at 294 Overlook Rd, Asheville, was the opportunity to let non-profits shop for office furniture that would not be going to our new building. Eight non-profits took over 90 pieces of office furniture.

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We Have Moved

As of October 1, 2021, you can now visit WNC Bridge Foundation at our permanent office located at 294 Overlook Rd, Asheville.

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Help After the Storm

WNC Bridge Foundation provided $55,000 in flood relief efforts to support frontline non-profits in meeting the immediate needs of those impacted by Tropical Storm Fred.

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Unlocking Potential

Communities In Schools of North Carolina in Jackson County’s mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. In Jackson County, 1 in 4 children under the age of 18 lives in poverty

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An Attainable Dream

Thanks to Levi’s physical therapist, Brittany, reaching out to WNC Bridge Foundation, we were able to outfit the young boy with a brand-new trike through our Children’s Services Fund program

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Everyday Items Bring Relief

A NOW Grant from WNC Bridge Foundation allowed Blue Ridge Partnership for Children to supply 50 families with large laundry baskets full of hard-to-obtain essential items early in the pandemic

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Meals on Wheels Keeps Rolling in WNC

When COVID-19 hit, millions of older adults found themselves more vulnerable and in need of a way to access nutritious food safely. Meals on Wheels (MOW) and its volunteers rose to the challenge of helping keep older adults fed, safe, and in their homes.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Virtual Drums & Dragons Month-Long Calendar of Events

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.

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Little Trees Bring Big Smiles

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.

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