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Cashiers Community Fund Awards Grants Totaling $141,000

Cashiers Community Fund Awards Grants Totaling $141,000

The Cashiers Community Fund has awarded $141,000 in grants to nonprofits serving Cashiers and the surrounding region. 

The recent grants include:

• The Bascom was awarded $10,000 for its Cashiers Community Outreach and Education Initiative, including the scholarship program, instructors and materials.

• Blue Ridge Mountains Health Project was awarded $10,000 to increase access to free preventive dental services and dental health education for low-income residents of the Cashiers area.

• Boys & Girls Club of the Plateau was awarded $10,000 for Academic Success programming that includes homework help, supplemental academic material and tutoring.

• Cashiers Valley Preschool was awarded $10,000 to purchase supplies, toys, equipment and furnishings for a new toddler room and an awning cover for the sidewalk entrance.

• Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society was awarded $10,000 for seven weeks of Critter Camp, a new summer camp program for rising first through sixth graders.

• Community Care Clinic of Highlands-Cashiers was awarded $10,000 for general operating support.

• Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry was awarded $10,000 for food purchases.

• Friends of Panthertown was awarded $10,000 to support its ongoing forest stewardship and conservation mission, promote volunteer work days and cover operating expenses necessary to coordinate volunteers.

• Hampton School was awarded $10,000 to provide high-quality childcare for children ages twelve months to twelve years in a safe and nurturing learning environment.

• Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust was awarded $6,500 to support the Kids in Nature Education Coordinator who will oversee all aspects of the program.

• Mountain Projects/Circles of Hope Cashiers was awarded $7,500 for direct service personnel, supplies, educational materials and incentives for its financial sustainability program.

• Mountain Youth Charities/Junior Appalachian Musicians-Blue Ridge was awarded $7,000 to support its afterschool community music program for children.

• Pisgah Legal Services was awarded $10,000 to expand its provision of free civil legal assistance and advocacy to low-income people who live and work in and around Cashiers.

• Summit Charter School was awarded $10,000 to implement Place-Based Learning initiatives for more than 250 Cashiers-area students. 

• The Village Green was awarded $10,000 to install public Wi-Fi broadband access for the 13.2 acres of central community park space in Cashiers.

Since 1994, the Cashiers Community Fund has awarded $1,475,785 to projects serving the Cashiers community. These grants also received funding from the Lyn K. Holloway Memorial Fund.

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