To honor his courage and to build his legacy, the Riley Howell Foundation Fund has been established to support families affected by gun violence.

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The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina inspires philanthropy and mobilizes resources to enrich lives and communities in Western North Carolina.

  • 1,100+ Philanthropic Funds
  • $324M+ Total Assets March 2019
  • 18.1M Grants to Nonprofits in Fiscal Year 2018
  • 234M+ Total Grants Since Inception in 1978

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"Our motivation is to do what's right - not for us - but for the community."

- Houck and K.B. Medford, Fundholders

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June 05, 2019

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The Community Foundation will be Closed for Independence Day

04 July 2019

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