Community Grants

The Community Grants program is made possible by generous donors who have contributed unrestricted and broadly defined interest area gifts. These dollars allow the Community Foundation to respond to the community's changing opportunities, needs and challenges over time.

Community Grant applications are accepted quarterly with deadlines falling on March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1.

The deadline to submit Community Grant applications is Tuesday, December 1.

Community Grant Guidelines Grant Application

If you need assistance in completing the online application or have further questions, please contact Senior Program Officer Lee Henderson-Hill at (828) 697-6224 or

2019-2020 Community Grant Awards

Read more about our 2019-2020 grantmaking.

View List of Grant Recipients.

Standing near rows of vegetables with the morning sun streaming down, Veterans Healing Farm Executive Director John Mahshie shares how he is a man on a mission.

Read more about Veterans Healing Farm

Founder and Executive Director of Veterans Healing Farm, John Mahshie, works in a garden on the farm.

Supporting CFHC's Community Fund with an unrestricted gift is understanding that we cannot possibly predict our community's future needs and challenges.

Give Now

Please contact Senior Program Officer, Lee Henderson-Hill for more information about nonprofit funding