2017 Grant Allocations
Programs supported by the Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge 2017 grants include the following:
ACCESS (Appalachian State University), Watauga County. WFBR
provides summer scholarships for women whose income is below
the poverty level to support their pursuit to graduate from college
debt-free. This year, the WFBR funded 5 summer scholarships
Ashe County Partnership for Children (A Safe Home for
Everyone), Ashe County. WFBR provides funding to assist
domestic violence survivors with costs associated with moving to
independent living situations.
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture,Alleghany, Avery, Ashe,
Caldwell, Watauga, Wilkes, Mitchell, and Yancey counties. WFBR
gives scholarships for women farmers to strengthen our local food
system. This year the WFBR funded one scholarship.
The Children’s Council, Watauga County. WFBR provides funding for the Nurtured Beginnings program which provides new mothers information about community resources and a postpartum
Community Care Clinic, Watauga County. The WFBR
supports vision care for uninsured females. This year, the WFBR
funded eye exams for 30 women.
D.A.N.A (Domestic Violence is Not Acceptable), Alleghany County.
WFBR funds help women make transitions out of violent relationships.
This year, the WFBR provided funding to assist 2 victims and their
children with 2 months of rent, utilities, and attorney fees.
FARM Cafe: High Country. WFBR funds provide tokens (free lunches) for the TWC (Tokens for Women and Children) program. These tokens are distributed through Hospitality House, Hunger and Health Coalition and the Watauga County Health Department.
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.