Grandfather Community Foundation is a community foundation organized by members of Grandfather Golf & Country Club to provide:
1.emergency funds for team members
2.scholarships for Avery County High School students
3.grant assistance for non-profits serving Avery County
People have emergencies. Cars break down. Food banks need supplies. Kids need computers for school. Students need help paying for higher education.
To identify avenues for the members of Grandfather Golf and Country Club to improve the lives of the people of Avery County and mobilize the members to do so through education and service opportunities.
The Grandfather Community Foundation embodies one of Grandfather Golf & Country Club's core values; community. We do that by providing financial assistance to employees and local agencies in need. We also offer academic scholarships to Avery County high school students.
Food insecurity is a serious, ongoing problem here. This part of the state really feels the tough times.
How We Help:
• Providing employees with emergency funds
• Funding grant requests from local Avery County agencies (i.e., food banks)
• Offering continuing education academic scholarships to Avery County High School seniors
We were pleased to award grants to these Avery County organizations in 2022:
- Anne's Kids
- Appalachian Literacy Initiative
- Newland Elementary School
- Feeding Avery Families
- Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk
- The Jason Project - ''Grandfather Challenge''
- Reaching Avery Ministry
- Western Youth Network