Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Women's services
Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge is a collective giving organization formed and sustained by a group of women philanthropists who want to make a positive impact on the lives of women and girls in the High Country.
Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge believes that all women have the right to equality, safety, opportunity, and self-determination in every aspect of their lives. We recognize our role as a leader in this community by working to achieve these principles through our grant making, advocacy, and community building.
We create positive change for women and girls in the High Country through collective giving.
Each year the WFBR distributes proceeds from our special events and operating funds to not-for-profit community-based organizations for use in developing new, or implementing exiting programs or projects that benefit women and girls living in Ashe, Avery and Watauga Counties. Typically, grant awards range from $3,000 - $15,000. Multi-year grants are NOT available. Grant funds are intended to be used in the year awarded and cannot be applied to more than 25% of the operating expenses for the project being funded.
From year to year, we do not know how much we will have to spend on grants, and there are no guarantees that receipt of funding one year will result in future funding. In the past we have had many more applications requesting funding than we have been able to fund.