Region A Partnership for Children and Southwestern Child Development Commission will receive some relief soon from impending budget cuts. The two non-profits were awarded $150,000 from the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. Each was given $75,000 Early Childhood Development Focus Area Grants back in May in order to operate programs that focus on early childhood development in the 18 counties of Western North Carolina.
The Community Foundation is a permanent regional resource that serves the Western North Carolina and provides knowledge about the region and relationships with donors to enrich lives and communities in the region. Annually, the Foundation facilitates about $11 million to charitable causes.