The McDowell Foundation recently announced $50,000
in grants to local nonprofit organizations that provide critical
services for economically disadvantaged people.
"The board is thrilled to support the very important
work these local charitable organizations are doing to help those in
need in McDowell County,” said Laura Dover Doran, chairwoman of The
One of the grants is $25,000 to McDowell Mission
Ministries for the Homeless Extended Life-Support program. It seeks to
provide six months of extended case management and support for up to 12
homeless clients who are transitioning back to independence. This
program should prevent them from returning to homelessness.
Another grant is $25,000 to YMCA of Western North
Carolina’s Corpening Center to support afterschool programs for middle
The McDowell Foundation, an affiliate of The Community
Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC), was established in 1995 by
a group of local residents to be a permanent endowment and resource for
charitable efforts that benefit McDowell County. The local volunteer
board of directors works to raise funds to support nonprofits providing
services in McDowell County. Currentboard members are: Laura Dover
Doran, chairwoman; Ellen "Bunnie" S. Burgin, Sim Butler, Arthur
Campbell, Becky Cross, Sim Cross, Amy England, W. Hill Evans, Nancy
Hunter, Garland Norton, Sharon L. Parker and Joy Shuford.
For more information about The McDowell Foundation,
contact chairwoman Laura Dover Doran at 724-4667 or (828) 273-5858. To
make a tax-deductible donation to The McDowell Foundation, donate
on-line at www.cfwnc.org or by mail to The McDowell Foundation,P.O. Box
55, Marion, NC 28752-0055. Contributions of any size are welcome and are
The Community Foundation is a nonprofit serving 18
counties in western North Carolina. The Foundation is a permanent
regional resource that facilitates more than $8 million in charitable
giving annually. CFWNC inspires philanthropy and mobilizes resources to
enrich lives and communities in western North Carolina.
CFWNC supports the growth of its affiliate funds, such
as The McDowell Foundation, to extend the benefits of philanthropy
across the region. To learn more about The Community Foundation, call
(828) 254-4960 or visit www.cfwnc.org.