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Grants to North Carolina and Virginia Nonprofits for Community Benefit Programs


Geographic Focus

USA: North Carolina: Ashe, Alleghany, Watauga, Wilkes, Avery, Caldwell, Alexander, Burke, and Catawba CountiesVirginia: Grayson and Carroll Counties

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Community Grants

Blue Ridge Energy (BRE) Members Foundation

Grant Provider's 990

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #158536

Grant Description

Grants of up to $25,000 to North Carolina and Virginia service organizations for community benefit programs in eligible regions. Eligible organizations serve the community by addressing its most critical needs in the following areas: economic and community development; health, wellness, and treatment; quality of life; environmental enhancement; and education and youth. Eligible applicants serve people in Blue Ridge Energy’s service area, which includes the following counties: Ashe, Alleghany, Watauga, Wilkes, Avery, Caldwell, Alexander, Burke, and Catawba Counties in North Carolina; and Grayson and Carroll Counties in Virginia.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation receives grant applications from service organizations that provides benefits to the people in Blue Ridge Energy’s service area and who are providing needed services in the areas of health wellness and treatment; education and youth; economic and community development; and environmental enhancement and quality of life. Applications for religious or political use will not be reviewed for funding.Organizations should seek grants to provide specific services that benefit others.

Applicants must identify their organization either with a Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) or as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) - attach IRS letter.

Religious and political organizations are not eligible for funding. General operating expenses should not be requested.

Additional Geographic Information:

Blue Ridge Energy Service Area Map:

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Application open: April 1
Deadline to apply: July 31
Grant announcements: Early December

Applicants that demonstrate the ability to leverage other sources of funding are desirable; the Foundation will refrain from situations where it may be the primary or principal funding source and/or become the lifeline for continuing service of the applicant.

Only one grant application per organization will be accepted per year.


Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

The community grant funding is limited to $25,000 per grant.

Contact Information:

Apply online:

For questions, please contact Cookie Bradshaw at or at 828-759-8907.

Blue Ridge Energy will be glad to share more information about the goals and objectives of the Members Foundation. Please contact Tasha Rountree at 828-759-8994 or by email at

Blue Ridge Energy
Corporate Office
1216 Blowing Rock Blvd., NE
Lenoir, NC 28645

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