Expanded Local Charitable Giving Program Awards $84,000 for 2024

Hendersonville, N.C., March 7, 2024 –

The Work with Heart Community Fund, a component fund of Community Foundation of Henderson County, has selected 38 different organizations to receive grants totaling $84,000 this year. Horizon Heat & Air, Hannah Flanagan’s, Southern Alarm & Security, Boyd Automotive, Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Ken Adams, and Triangle Stop have pooled their charitable dollars and selected the recipients through a grant application process.

In 2015, Dan Poeta of Horizon Heat & Air found himself looking for an avenue of giving that would help his philanthropy evolve and make the most impact. By creating a Donor Advised Fund with Community Foundation of Henderson County, Dan discovered the structure and organization his charitable giving process truly needed. Within two years, local eatery Hannah Flanagan’s joined in on the charitable venture. And as of 2023, six local businesses have come together to offer the Work with Heart Community Fund.

Since 2015, over $350,000 has been awarded to the local community through numerous nonprofits as unrestricted grant money.

The grant application for the next cycle of Work with Heart grant funding will open in January of 2025. In order to qualify, organizations must be a tax-exempt, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that operates programs in Henderson County for the benefit of the residents of Henderson County.

Horizon Heat & Air, Hannah Flanagan’s, Southern Alarm & Security, Boyd Automotive, Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Ken Adams, and Triangle Stop have joined together to streamline their philanthropic efforts and support local nonprofits through Donor Advised Funds held at the Community Foundation of Henderson County. Quarterly grants have been awarded to the following organizations for 2024:

1st Quarter

Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Henderson County Foster Parents Association
Henderson County Free Medical Clinic
Smart Start Partnership for Children
True Ridge
Veterans Healing Farm
Vocational Solutions of Henderson County

2nd Quarter

Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County
|Economic Investment Fund of Henderson County
Henderson County Education Foundation
Only Hope WNC
Project Dignity of WNC
Special Needs Sports
St. Gerard House
The Storehouse
Young Naturalist 4-H Club

3rd Quarter

Bounty of Bethlehem
Calvary Episcopal Church Food Pantry
First Contact Addiction Ministries
First United Methodist Church
Fletcher Academy
Four Seasons Foundation
Hope Coalition of Henderson County
Kenmure Fights Cancer
Pisgah Legal Services
Saluda Pop Up Pantry

4th Quarter

Apple Country Woodcrafters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina
Children and Family Resource Center
Council on Aging
Homes for Youth
Jewish Family Services of WNC
Safelight, Inc.
Sentinel Patriot Club (STAND T.A.L.L.)
The Hope Center

Horizon Heat & Air installs residential and commercial heating and air conditioning systems along with commercial refrigeration systems in Hendersonville, Brevard, Waynesville, Asheville and other areas of Western North Carolina. Learn more at www.horizonheatac.com.

Hannah Flanagan’s Irish Pub is located on Main Street in downtown Hendersonville, NC. It offers Irish-influenced pub grub and an extensive, ever-changing beer list in a relaxed, old-world setting, with outside dining, daily drink specials and delicious Irish pub food. Learn more at www.theoriginalhannahflanagans.com.

Southern Alarm & Security is the oldest and largest locally-owned security company in the Western North Carolina region. They offer an extensive array of electronic security and related services for homes and businesses. Learn more at www.southernalarm.com.

Boyd Chevrolet Buick is a third generation owned dealership that has been helping the people of western North Carolina with their automobile needs since 1932. Learn more at www.boydautomotive.com.

Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Ken Adams has been helping Henderson County with investment needs since 2001. His office is located at 1725 Brevard Road, Suite 2 in Hendersonville. Learn more at www.edwardjones.com.

Triangle Stop Food Stores is a locally owned group of clean neighborhood convenience stores which serves its customers with a smile and a promise that they will be treated as each of us would like to be treated. They have 10 locations across Henderson, Polk, and Transylvania County. Learn more at www.triangle-stop.com.