2020 Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge (WFBR) Grants
Any 501(c)3 organization or government entity which provides program or services that benefit women and girls who live in Ashe, Avery, or Watauga Counties.
Special Consideration is given to proposals which demonstrate collaboration with other non-profits and long-term sustainability.
The Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge will not consider requests from any organization or government entity that discriminates on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or gender in any of its activities or operations.
Background and Purpose:
Each year the WFBR distributes proceeds from our special event(s) and operating fund to not for profit community-based organizations for use in developing new, or implementing programs or projects that benefit women and girls living in Ashe, Avery and Watauga Counties. Typically, grant awards range from $3,000 - $15,000.
Multi-year grants are NOT available. Grant funds are intended to be used in the year awarded and cannot be applied to more than 25% of the operating expenses for the program being funded.
From year to year, we do not know how much we will have to spend on grants and there are no guarantees that receipt of funding one year will result in future funding. In the past we have had many more applications requesting funding than we have been able to fund.