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WCMA Coronavirus Emergency Grant Fund

 

The WCMA Board established a Coronavirus Emergency Grant Fund to enable our Members to help meet the overwhelming needs of our community.

With the Coronavirus Emergency Grant Fund, we will make some “emergency” grants to support non profits who provide food, shelter and basic necessities to the area. To expedite the process, the Grant Committee is creating a list of organizations from our 2019 grantees whose mission is to provide these types of services - organizations on the front line such as MANNA, Homeward Bound and Haywood Street. We will be looking, as always, to our Members who are active in these charities to make recommendations and provide abbreviated grant requests. The Grant Committee will then review these requests and grant up to $25,000 to selected organizations.

We seeded the Emergency Fund with $50,000, collected mainly from 2020 Member dues. Our entire WCMA Board has contributed additional funds to this pool. Additionally, our major Corporate Partners for the Weekend of Giving, Wicked Weed Brewing and Walnut Cove Realty, have generously agreed to still give despite the fact that we do not know yet whether we will be able to hold the Weekend of Giving as planned.

If you would like to support the Coronavirus Emergency Grant Fund, Click Here(Please select the Check/Money Order option so we eliminate the credit card processing fees.)  Or simply mail a check to WCMA P.O. Box 374 Skyland NC 28776.
 
We want to get the funds out into the community as quickly as possible. Therefore, we are asking that if you want to give, give now. This is not an ongoing campaign. We plan to distribute the Emergency Grant Funds by the end of April/early May to help combat the large scale demand for basic needs and services created by the coronavirus crisis.  Any donation towards the Emergency Grant Fund will count towards your Weekend of Giving Partner donation.

We do plan to have another grant cycle in the Fall and, whether we have the Weekend of Giving or not, we will again be asking for your support. But these are truly extraordinary times and we believe we need to respond as such. This is a way we can once again come together and provide urgent and critical support to those in need in Western North Carolina. As we like to say, “Connecting People Who Care With Causes That Matter.”

Thank you for your support! Stay safe and healthy!


Meet our 2019 Grantees

Get to know the organizations supported by WCMA in 2019 - all working hard to serve those in need in diverse ways. Learn more about the work we support by clicking here.

Dianeice and Dan Eldridge presenting a check to the Boys and Girls Club.


Donna Bailey presenting a check to UNCA.

Dan Dunleavy presenting a check to Eblen.

 We are Making a Difference!

The following appeared on the Arc of Buncombe County's Facebook page this week.

They are one of our 2019 grantees.



 

Join WCMA Today!

 

WCMA annual dues are just $300 per household and are fully tax deductible. To join online, Click Here. Although you can pay with a credit card, we encourage you to pay by check so 100% of your donation goes to WCMA, avoiding the credit card processing fees. To pay by check when registering online, just select the Bill Me option and mail your check to P.O. Box 374, Skyland, NC 28776. Every dollar makes a difference!

 

Announcing the WCR/WCMA 2020 Initiative


In 2020, new Walnut Cove residents will be presented with a one-year membership to WCMA by Walnut Cove Realty as a welcome gift. Click here to learn the details.


Philanthropy and Fun

 

The WCMA is a charitable and social organization for Walnut Cove property owners. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that raises money through dues, donations, and our annual Weekend of Giving. Since our creation in 2007, we have donated over $1.6 million to more than 340 deserving Western North Carolina charities in which our members are actively involved. And as an all volunteer organization, we have a very high efficiency rate of 97.5%. That means almost all of your donation goes to help the community!

 

The WCMA is also a great way to meet and socialize with neighbors. Each year we organize a variety of unique events that are exclusively for our members. Many of these events offer an opportunity to explore exciting local venues while others take place at Walnut Cove. 

JOIN NOW for Philanthropy and Fun 2020!!

 

WCMA Member Events!

Every year, we curate a variety of special events for our Members. These include unique experiences around Asheville and beyond and special gatherings at Walnut Cove. We invite you to Join Us! Click Here to learn more.


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Thank You to Our 2020 Weekend of Giving Corporate Partners!