Recent Grants

Since 1999, The Fund for Mitchell County, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 87 grants totaling $700,549.

Photo courtesy of Camp Spring Creek.

Orton-Gillingham Study Receives Funding

Camp Spring Creek Outreach was awarded $2,500 to fund a study that will evaluate small-group Orton-Gillingham tutoring to a group of 18 kindergartners at Greenlee Primary School. Funds will support a tutor involved in a three-year longitudinal study providing
Orton-Gillingham tutoring from the 2018-2019 school year through the 2020-2021 school year. In its most recent strategic plan, Mitchell County Schools set a goal of 90 percent of third graders reading at grade level by grade 3. According to last year's Third Grade Read to Achieve End-of-Year results, only 49.7 percent of the county's third graders had achieved grade-level reading proficiency. Ongoing reading intervention will help the school system meet its goal and lead to long-term positive outcomes.

Spring 2019 - Grants totaling $25,000

  • Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center - $1,000 for road improvements to allow safer access for school buses.
  • Blue Ridge Partnership for Children - $3,050 to purchase supplies, food, and other materials for the organization's Child & BLOCK event.
  • Camp Spring Creek Outreach - $2,500 to fund a study that will evaluate small-group Orton-Gillingham tutoring to a group of 18 kindergartners.
  • Mayland Community College Foundation - $3,200 to support an emergency needs fund for its students.
  • Mitchell County Animal Rescue - $1,000 for a spay and neuter program for kittens and cats.
  • Mitchell County Department of Cooperative Extension - $2,500 for its summer youth program.
  • Partners Aligned Toward Health - $1,500 for a summer tennis camp for youth.
  • Pisgah Legal Services - $5,000 to provide free civil legal assistance to and advocacy for low-income residents.
  • Special Olympics Mitchell County - $2,500 for an equestrian program at Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center.
  • WAMY Community Action - $2,750 to provide garden vouchers to low-income families.

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