Blowing Rock Community Foundation accepting grant applications through October 5th

Blowing Rock Community Foundation accepting grant applications through October 5th

By David Rogers. September 28, 2018. BLOWING ROCK, NC — With record fundraising success from Groovy Nights and Community Service Days now in the rearview mirror, Blowing Rock Community Foundation (BRCF) is accepting grant applications for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The applications are available at Town Hall, as well as on the BRCF website. CLICK HERE for the application download.

Grant applications must be received by 5:00 pm, Friday, October 5th.

Last year the foundation awarded $36,700 in grants to various non-profit agencies, in addition to more than $100,000 in college scholarships.  Agencies benefiting in 2017 included:

  • Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation
  • Blowing Rock Art and History Museum (BRAHM)
  • Blowing Rock CARES
  • Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce – For elementary students to attend the Math and Science Camp
  • Community Club of Blowing Rock- Library
  • Blowing Rock School
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
  • Casting Bread Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen
  • Community Care Clinic
  • Mountain Alliance
  • Music for Harmony
  • Project Dance – Carolina Snowbelles

For additional information, consult the BRCF website or email


About The Author

As Editor and Publisher of Blowing Rock News, David Rogers has chosen a second professional career instead of retirement. For more than 35 years, he served in the financial services industry, principally in institutional equity research. He grew up in the oilfields north of Bakersfield, California and was a high school English major and honors student. From an economically disadvantaged family background, he worked his way through college (on grounds crew and in dining hall, as well as advertising sales for college newspapers), attending Johnston College at the University of Redlands, Claremont McKenna College, and California State University, Bakersfield. Other jobs to pay for college included a Teamsters Union job in South Central Los Angeles, a roustabout in the central California oilfields, and moving sprinkler pipe and hoeing weeds in the cotton fields west of Bakersfield. Rogers' financial services industry career took him from Bakersfield to La Jolla and San Diego, then to Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Newport Beach and Charlotte before arriving in the High Country in 2000 to take a volunteer position coaching the rugby team at Appalachian State University and write independent stock market research. He spent three years as a senior financial writer for a global financial PR firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Shanghai, Beijing, Tel Aviv, and Frankfort (Germany). Rogers is the author of "The 90% Solution: Higher Returns, Less Risk" (2006, John Wiley & Co., New York). He is married to wife Kim (Jenkins Realtors), and shares in the joy provided by her three grown children and five grandchildren.

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