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Blowing Rock Community Foundation Announces Grant Recipients

BLOWING ROCK, NC – The Blowing Rock Community Foundation is excited to announce its approval of the organizations receiving grants this year. A total of $38,080 will be given to the following organizations:

· Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

· Blowing Rock Appearance Advisory Commission (BRAAC)

· Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM)

· Blowing Rock Cares

· Blowing Rock Community Club

· Blowing Rock Historical Association

· Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation

· Blowing Rock Police Department

· Blowing Rock School

· Blowing Rock School 8th grade trip

· Carolina Snowbells

· Community Care Clinic

· Mountain Alliance

· Watauga Health and Hunger Coalition

· Western Youth Network

Including this year, over $569,000 in grants has been given to local agencies since the foundation’s inception. This year’s grants will assist the Blowing Rock community in a number of ways; more specifically, the money will assist a local food bank, help provide additional safety equipment for the local Police Department, offer tutoring opportunities at schools in the area, and support Blowing Rock School’s art program at BRAHM.
The Blowing Rock Community Foundation was founded in 1985 to raise funds to be used exclusively for the benefit of the Blowing Rock Community. The Mission of the Blowing Rock community Foundation is to raise and award charitable contributions to non-profit organizations (501c3) and scholarships that benefit the Blowing Rock Community. At present, the fund exceeds $2,000,000 and has been increasing each year. We are building our endowment fund which helps to fund the Grant Project Program and Scholarships. Each year, the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees approves all Project Grants and Scholarships based on documented need and merit. For more information, please visit http://blowingrockcf.org/grants/.

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