LEADERSHIP

Civic Ventures Fund Grantees

Development Grants

Town of Burnsville: $5,000 for the next phase in the community's efforts to revitalize the historic town square.

Land of Sky Regional Council: $5,000 for the "Sense of Place" initiative to protect and restore the region's natural assets.

Alliance for Human Service, Partnership for Health and Designing our Future: $5,000 for cultural competency workshops and an outreach and education campaign.

Caldwell Community College: $5,000 for the Strengthening Families/Closing the Achievement Gap Task Force.

AVE! Chautauqua: $5,000 to develop and promote the Andrews Valley Experience heritage and cultural event.

Northwest Alliance Community Development Corporation: $5,000 to establish the CDC and improve its ability to serve an eight-county region in northwest North Carolina.

Town of Waynesville: $10,000 to hold a series of community charettes as part of its land use plan development process.

Helping Hands Cooperative Parish & The Hiddenite Center: $10,000 to create a comprehensive youth initiative and calendar of youth-centered events.

Implementation Grants

Center for Participatory Change: $25,000 to implement the Appalachian Farm Project with local grassroots organizations.

HandMade in America: $25,000 to provide technical assistance and training on project evaluation to 11 communities participating in the Small Towns program.

Town of Burnsville: $25,000 for streetscape improvements in downtown Burnsville.

Sylva Partners in Renewal: $25,000 for Phase II of the Mill Street revitalization project.

Mountain Valleys RC&D & Mountain Partners in Agriculture: $25,000 for the Get Fresh - Buy Appalachian campaign and a regional roundtable series.

Town of Fletcher: $25,000 for a sidewalk connection between the town park greenway trail and the Heart of Fletcher business district.

Madison County: $25,000 for revitalization efforts in the Rollins Community.

Partnerships for the Future: $25,000 for a director position to coordinate committees, move projects forward, and raise funds for the partnership's efforts.