Since the organization’s inception, the Women’s Fund has given away over $2.1 million to local
nonprofits as part of the annual grants cycle. The WFBR believes that all women and girls have the right
to equality, safety, opportunity, and self-determination in every aspect of their lives. We recognize our
role as a leader in the community by working to achieve these principles through grantmaking. In 2023,
the Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge will provide over $250,000 to these 23 local nonprofits that create
positive change in the focus areas of Education, Human Services, Health and Wellness, and
Ashe Food Pantry
Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S.
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture
Casting for Hope
Children’s Council of Watauga County
Community Care Clinic
Girls on the Run
High Country Caregivers
Hunger & Health Coalition
New Opportunity School for Women @ Lees-McRae
Partnership of Ashe
Pisgah Legal Services
Reaching Avery Ministry
Watauga County Habitat for Humanity
Western Youth Network.
The Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge also granted $11,000 to 3 area food banks in the winter of 2022. The High Country community added $5,000 to the food drive campaign by giving during our challenge grant opportunities.