Biltmore Lake Charitable Fund awards $70,324 in grants

Press release from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina:

Biltmore Lake Charitable Fund at The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) recently awarded nine grants totaling $70,324. The Biltmore Lake Charitable Fund was established to improve the quality of life in the Enka-Candler community by supporting education, economic development, health care and community development projects. With these grants, total grantmaking since 2005 is $1,228,014.

Recent grants are:

$6,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina for a mentoring program for youth who are under-resourced.

$9,615 to Candler Elementary School to replace a deteriorating wooden playground.

$9,564 to Enka High School to create a classroom area in the media center.

$10,000 to Helping at Risk Kids to provide for the unmet needs of children while they are in the welfare system.

$4,000 to Hominy Valley Elementary School for STEM lab materials.

$10,000 to Montmorenci United Methodist Church/Free Community Meal to purchase fresh food for its weekly distribution.

$5,000 to Pisgah Elementary School to purchase new print materials to modernize the outdated collection.

$5,645 to Sand Hill – Venable Elementary School for field trips and supporting curriculum materials.

$10,000 to Verner Center for Early Learning to support the development of an onsite mental health and developmental therapy program for children and families.

The Community Foundation works with families, businesses and nonprofits to strengthen communities through the creation of charitable funds and strategic grantmaking. A permanent charitable resource, the Foundation manages over 1,200 funds and has facilitated more than $305 million in philanthropy since its founding in 1978. Learn more at


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