WNC Bridge Foundation’s Community Initiatives, Grants, and Partnerships are at the heart of our mission. Through our programs we connect our communities to a healthier future.

Community Initiatives (CI)

Our Community Initiatives assist underserved individuals in the 18 counties and Qualla Boundary of Western North Carolina. CI’s request form must be completed by an advocate, not an individual.

 IMPACT Grants

WNC Bridge Foundation’s grant application process is closed and is not expected to open until 2025.

NOW Grants

We recognize there are many WNC non-profit organizations whose good works have limited options to turn to for quick funding decisions. NOW Grants address this gap in our region. The application process is low-stress and simple, with a quick turnaround time for funding decisions. 


WNC Bridge will be deepening the work of our Community Initiatives and Grant programs through Partnerships.

Our Community Initiatives are funded by donations, Grants are funded through WNC Bridge Foundation’s endowment investments, and Partnerships are funded through external grants and WNC Bridge’s endowment investments.