t600-280The Fund for Haywood County has approved a $20,000 in People in Need grants for theHaywood Christian Emergency Shelter to complete building renovations of the women’s dormitory and provide staffing for the Haywood Pathways Center, which will provide emergency shelter and programs to reduce recidivism.

“We are grateful for winning the $20,000 grant from the Fund for Haywood County,” said board Chairman Nick Honerkamp. “It will allow us to change lives. But we are just as grateful for the credibility that comes from being selected. This credibility allows us to position ourselves more favorably with other donors. The wake from winning this grant is much greater than the actual funds. This project took the whole community to make it a reality and who better to partner with than the Fund for Haywood County.”

The Fund for Haywood County, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, is a permanently endowed fund to meet local needs. Tax-deductible gifts are added to the principal, which is preserved and invested. The returns are used to make grants to support nonprofits in Haywood County. Since 1994, The Fund for Haywood County, in partnership with CFWNC, has awarded 87 grants totaling more than $750,000 to 48 organizations.

These grants were awarded as part of the Community Foundation’s People in Need grant cycle, and were funded by the Janirve Legacy Fund, CFWNC fundholders and the Fund for Haywood County.

To make a tax-deductible donation to the Fund for Haywood County, donate online atwww.cfwnc.org or by mail to The Fund for Haywood County, P.O. Box 627, Waynesville, NC, 28786. Contributions of any size are welcome and are tax-deductible.

The Community Foundation is a nonprofit serving 18 counties in Western North Carolina. The Foundation is a permanent regional resource that facilitates more than $14 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 to extend the benefits of philanthropy across the region. To learn more about the Community Foundation, call 254-4960 or visitwww.cfwnc.org.

For more information about The Fund for Haywood County, contact Chairman George Ivey at 648-2710 or visit www.fundforhaywoodcounty.org.

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