Evergreen Foundation awards second-quarter grants

Oct 14, 2016

The Evergreen Foundation board of directors voted at their September meeting to provide $74,500 in second quarter funding to seven nonprofit agencies. The grants were awarded through a competitive grant process to the agencies, which are providing programs and services throughout Western North Carolina.

The following grants were awarded to Haywood County nonprofits:

— The Arc of Haywood County:  $1,000 to support its “Arc”toberfest fundraiser.

— Life Challenge of WNC: $9,000 to upgrade its septic system and windows in its residential substance abuse treatment facility for young women.

— Webster Enterprises: $9,500 to assist them in purchasing a vehicle to be used for its supported employment and other services.

-Western North Carolina AIDS Project: $20,000 to expand services into Macon, Cherokee, Graham, Clay, Swain, Jackson and Haywood counties.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with the next award cycle in December. Grant proposals are due by Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. to be considered for an award.

The mission of the Evergreen Foundation is to improve access to and public awareness of quality prevention, treatment and support services by the provider community to individuals and families with intellectual/developmental disabilities, behavioral health, and/or substance abuse needs in the western counties.

For more information, visit www.evergreenfoundationnc.org.