The board of advisors of the Jackson County Community Foundation is accepting grant applications from nonprofits serving needs in the local community.

Funds are available for nonprofit organizations in Jackson County. Grants typically range from $1,500-3,000.

Applications were available online beginning July 3. Visit for information about applying. The deadline for applications is noon Aug. 4.

Grants are not available for regranting purposes, capital campaigns, capital improvements, out-of-state travel or for individuals. Funds are awarded by the board of advisors of the Jackson County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the N.C. Community Foundation.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our nonprofits to expand their impact in our local community,” said Ken Torok, JCCF board president. “COVID-19 has proven to be a formidable challenge in our county, but we are excited to partner with area nonprofits to support local solutions.”

For further information, contact NCCF Program Officer Tyran Hill at or 772-1886 or visit the NCCF website at

The Jackson County Community Foundation is a growing family of philanthropic funds, source of grants for local causes and partner for donors.

The JCCF was founded in 1992 and is led by a local volunteer advisory board that helps build community assets through the creation of permanent endowments, makes grants and leverages leadership – all for the benefit of Jackson County.

The JCCF board advises the Jackson County Community Fund, the unrestricted community grantmaking fund, to support local needs. The competitive grants program is held annually.

Advisory board members live and work in Jackson County, positioning them to strategically leverage resources, meet local needs and access opportunities.

In addition to Torok, board members include Ray Barber (vice president), Linda Outlaw (secretary/grants chair), Susan Belcher, Earl Black, Sarah DeArmon, Patrick Dowling, Patrick McGuire, Paxton Myers, Joseph Pechmann, Damon Sink and Norman West.

Tax-deductible contributions, made payable to the Jackson County Community Foundation, can be mailed to the N.C. Community Foundation, 3737 Glenwood Ave. Suite 460, Raleigh, NC 27612.Contributions can also be made online at