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Pisgah Legal Services – Tyler’s Story

Life during the pandemic is stressful enough but imagine losing your job and being threatened with eviction in less than 24 hours. That’s what happened to Tyler*, who came to Pisgah Legal Services for help. Pisgah Legal Housing Attorney, Molly Maynard explains, “When Tyler and his roommates all lost their jobs in March, like so […]

Letter of Interest Guidelines

Please complete the online Letter of Interest application using the following guidelines to provide an overview of the purpose and focus of the requested project. Mission Statement – 250-Word Limit Please provide your Mission Statement and how your project/program reflects your Mission Statement. Executive Summary – 250-Word Limit A description of your project including the […]

Funding Eligibility

This year our Board recognizes 2020 is “An Exceptional Year of Need.” We know that unexpected, adverse circumstances are affecting families, homes and businesses. Acting on this, our Board has agreed to allocate significant funding to help our communities. The following outlines our funding focus areas: COVID-19 Initiatives:Providing financial support to immediate relief needs, as […]

Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic Still Conducting Emergency Dental Services

During this national emergency, the Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic is doing its part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our mountain communities by postponing all restorative and preventative procedures including filling and hygiene. Concentrating on emergency dental care allows us to care for the community’s emergency patients and alleviate the burden that dental […]

Boys & Girls Club of the Plateau Meal Distribution Program

When recent school and business closures created a crisis for the food-insecure residents of Jackson County, the Boys & Girls Club of the Plateau (BGCP) immediately organized a meal distribution program with local restaurants to identify and deliver food to those in need.  Starting with the families in its network, BGCP began serving an average of 150 meals per night during the first week of operation.  Several restaurants joined the effort. With this infrastructure now in place, the program will expand to serve as the hub for other established community service partners to order meals and meet the food needs of local children and adults who would otherwise go hungry.

Mountain Area Health Education Center Test Swabs on 3D Printers and Supply Distribution

Mountain Area Health Education Center and UNC School of Medicine Asheville student, Kacey Scott, have been working with area funders to purchase resin cartridges and sterile packaging to make test swabs on 3D printers (working w/ MAHEC dental residents and UNC Asheville faculty and students). Kacey and 20 fellow medical students are also helping with […]

HIGHLANDS CASHIERS HEALTH FOUNDATION 2020 FUNDING FOCUS

HIGHLANDS, NC – In what has been described as “an exceptional year of need”, Highlands Cashiers Health Foundation has announced its funding focus for 2020 will include assistance for needs relating to the coronavirus pandemic as well as collaborative and transformative solutions that will improve the health and well-being of our Highlands Cashiers and neighboring communities. Letters of Interest are due before June 10, 2020 and the application can be downloaded from www.hchealthfnd.org…