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Veterans farm, Vocational Solutions, health services win grants

The Community Foundation of Henderson County has awarded $122,000 in community grants and made a $15,000 WINS (Women In Need of Support) award.
During this most recent grant cycle, CFHC provided the following support:
• $42,000 to Veterans Healing Farm to purchase a mobile office
• $40,000 to Blue Ridge Community Health Services for the purchase of a Pediatric Electroencephalogram
• $25,000 to Vocational Solutions to match an anonymous gift and aid in the much needed roof replacement
• $12,000 to Park Ridge Health Foundation for the purchase of a portable Vapotherm unit, used to provide respiratory relief
• $3,000 to Bullington Gardens for necessary renovations to the Bullington House/Outreach Facility
“We are proud to support these causes and extremely grateful for the generosity of our donors that allows for such a tremendous amount of community support,” says McCray Benson, CFHC President/CEO.
In 1989, seven dedicated women in Henderson County established the Women in Need of Support Endowment Fund, dedicated to helping women improve their lives. Most recently, the WINS endowment awarded a $15,000 grant to Project Dignity of Western North Carolina. Established in 2017, Project Dignity provides feminine hygiene and related products to girls and women in and around Hendersonville who are homeless, low-income, or victims of domestic abuse.
Community Foundation of Henderson County has four competitive Community Grant cycles, with applications due: March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1. Community grants are awarded from unrestricted, field of interest and donor advised funds to improve the quality of life in our community.
Questions or requests for additional information regarding the grant application process can be obtained by contacting Senior Program Officer, Lee Henderson-Hill at the Community Foundation office at (828) 697-6224 or by emailing:
Since 1982, the Community Foundation of Henderson County has been helping people transform their philanthropic dreams into reality. Donors are able to make lasting contributions to causes close to their heart through a variety of giving methods.