The Fund for Haywood announces $12,000 in grants

Three grants totaling $12,110 were recently awarded by The Fund for Haywood County.  

The grants include:

• $5,000 to Folkmoot USA to support the renovation of the kitchen and cafeteria space in the Folkmoot Friendship Center to create a functional, year-round facility to host international visitors and cultural and community events.

• $5,000 to Hazelwood Elementary School for The Leader in Me Initiative, a school-wide effort to improve student academic achievement and to create a culture in which students are challenged, encouraged and nurtured.

• $2,110 to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation to enhance recreation and natural resources at the Graveyard Fields Overlook.

“Haywood County is rich in culture, education and natural resources, and we’re fortunate to have these organizations in our community,” said John Keith, advisory board member. “The Fund for Haywood County is glad to be able to support them.”

The Fund for Haywood Country, an affiliate of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, is a permanently endowed fund to meet local needs. Tax-deductible gifts are added to the principal, which is preserved and invested. The returns are used to make grants to support nonprofits in Haywood County. Since 1994, The Fund for Haywood County, in partnership with CFWNC, has awarded 79 grants totaling $672,640 to 42 organizations.  

For more information about The Fund for Haywood County, contact Chair George Ivey at 828.648.2710. To make a tax-deductible donation to the Fund for Haywood County, donate online at or by mail to The Fund for Haywood County, P.O. Box 627, Waynesville, NC, 28786. Contributions of any size are welcome and are tax-deductible. 

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