2019 Impact Grant and Special Initiative Recipients

WNC Bridge Foundation hosted its 2019 Impact Grant awards ceremony on November 21, celebrating the 44 organizations who received grants totaling $3,341,836 designated to area non-profits across Western North Carolina.

Foundation Board President William Lewin welcomed grant recipients and community members to this special event and reflected on the new role of WNC Bridge Foundation. “It seems fitting that our Impact Celebration is taking place on the heels of National Philanthropy Day. This is a time where we can recognize the importance of working together for the common good. As we know, philanthropic deeds come in all different shapes and sized – charitable giving, volunteering, and of course the great work of the non-profits themselves.”

WNC Bridge Foundation has also heard from many of the non-profits receiving Impact Grant funding. “We are thrilled about this wonderful opportunity to increase our support of Kindergarten Readiness initiatives in Henderson County,” said Denise Cumbee Long, United Way of Henderson County’s Executive Director. “This grant is a part of our commitment to raising every dollar we can in support of the important work we are doing with our partners in the areas of Education, Financial Stability, Health and Basic Needs/Crisis Services. We know that children who are prepared before they get to their first day of Kindergarten are more likely to succeed in school and beyond. This grant will help us grow the amazing work that is already happening in our community in this critical area.”

WNC Bridge Foundation will have an update on when its next Impact Grant cycle will open in January 2020.

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