The Balsam Mountain Preserve Endowment for Jackson County, a local committee created by the residents of Balsam Mountain Preserve, raised more than $15,000 during a recent “Social Hour for Good” fundraising event.
Since its inception in 2015, the fund has raised $39,300 for charitable causes in Jackson County.
A component fund of the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF), the Balsam Mountain Preserve Endowment for Jackson County supports various charitable causes ranging from healthcare to educational outreach. In 2016, the Jackson Country Community Foundation awarded $8,870 to a wide range of charitable organizations and since its inception nurtured the establishment of 18 local endowments.
Grant recipients include Blue Ridge Mountains Health Project; Fontana Regional Library; Mountain Mediation Services; Prevent Blindness North Carolina; Southwestern Child Development Commission; the Community Table; the Good Samaritan Clinic’s Medication Assistance Program.