2017 Grant Allocations
Programs supported by the Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge 2017 grants include the following:
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, Alleghany, Avery, Ashe, Caldwell, Watauga, Wilkes, Mitchell, and Yancey counties. Money given is for scholarships for women farmers to strengthen our local food system by creating sustainable solutions to expand or increase farm production in the High Country.
The Children’s Council, Watauga County. Grant supports the Nurtured Beginnings program which provides trained home visitors for new mothers to learn about community resources and receive a postpartum depression screening.
Community Care Clinic, Watauga County. The WFBR supports vision care for uninsured females.
D.A.N.A (Domestic Violence is Not Acceptable), Alleghany County. Funds will help women make transitions out of violent relationships.
Girls on the Run, Ashe, Avery, Alleghany, Watauga, Wilkes Counties. Grant is for scholarships for participants.
Hospitality House Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey Counties. Grant is for supportive services of and case management provided to residents of Hospitality House programs, such as shelter and food.
Mitchell County Safe Place, Mitchell County. Domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse agency. Funds will be used for the SafeDates program which provides primary prevention education in middle schools.
NOSW (New Opportunity School for Women at Lees-McRae College), Avery, Ashe, Alleghany, Watuaga, and Mitchell counties. Funds support this free immersive educational program for low-income Appalachian Women.