Who We Fund

2017 Grant Allocations


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.

Partnership for children

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

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.

Childrens Council

The Children’s Council, Watauga, Ashe, and Avery Counties

WFBR provides funding to support the Adolescent Parent Program which provides individualized support to pregnant and parenting teens.

Childrens Council

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 depression screening.

The Childrens Playhouse

Children’s Playhouse, Watauga County

WFBR provides funding for low income mothers to receive memberships to the Playhouse at no cost. This year, the WFBR funded 117 scholarship visits.

Community Care Clinic

Community Care Clinic, Watauga County

The WFBR supports vision care for uninsured females. This year, the WFBR funded eye exams for 30 women.

DANA Services

D.A.N.A(Domestic Violence is Not Acceptable), Alleghany County

WFBR provides funding to support the Adolescent Parent Program which provides individualized support to pregnant and parenting teens.

Farm Cafe

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

Girls on the Run, Ashe, Avery, Alleghany, Watauga, Wilkes Counties

WFBR provides funding for girls to participate in the program, which serves over 300 girls.

Hospitality House

Hospitality House Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey Counties

WFBR funds go toward support services, such as shelter and food, provided to women and their children who reside at Hospitality House, through their Transitional Housing, Emergency Shelter, and Winter Shelter.

Hunger and Health Coalition

Hunger and Health Coalition, Watauga and surrounding Counties

WFBR provides funding to support the Hunger and Health Pharmacy. These programs provide affordable feminine hygiene products and generic chronic illness medication for female clients.

Safe Place

Mitchell County Safe Place, Mitchell County

Domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse agency. WFBR funds will be used for the SafeDates program which provides primary prevention education in middle schools. The SafeDates program reaches 267 students.


Mountain Alliance

Mountain Alliance, Watauga County

WFBR funds support the current LIFT (Leadership Initiative for Female Teens) program which empowers female students by building a community of peers, developing strategies for overcoming everyday challenges, and promotes leadership development.

Mountain Alliance

Mountain Alliance, Avery County

WFBR funds are utilized as start-up costs for the LIFT (Leadership Initiative for Female Teens) in Avery County.

New Opportunity School

NOSW, Avery, Ashe, Alleghany, Watauga, and Mitchell Counties

Funds support this free immersive educational program for low-income Appalachian Women. This year, the WFBR funded 2 full, and one partial scholarship for local women to participate in the program.


OASIS(Opposing Abuse with Service, Information, and Shelter), Avery and Watauga Counties

Allocation is for supporting emergency shelter for domestic violence survivors. The shelter houses 50-60 women and their children.


W.A.M.Y. Community Action, Watauga, Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties

Funds are for Total Family Development Program, which is for low-income women working towards self-sufficiency. W.A.M.Y. plans to use WFBR funds to support 30 women.

We Can

WeCAN(Watauga Crisis Assistance Network), Watauga County

Allocation supports homelessness prevention program for women through funding for emergency rent, mortgage, and utilities.


Grant is to support The Girls Circle, helping marginalized girls with academic improvement and self-esteem.


Western Youth Network

Western Youth Network, Watauga County