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Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge

Empowering Women Together

Mission

We create positive change for women and girls in the High Country through collective giving.

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

Karen Marinelli

Main address

895 State Farm Rd. Suite 403-8

Boone, NC 28607 USA

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Formerly known as

Appalachian Women's Fund

High Country Women's Fund

EIN

26-1346239

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge believes that all women have the right to equality, safety, opportunity, and self-determination in every aspect of their lives. We recognize our role as a leader in this community by working to achieve these principles through our grant making, advocacy, and community building.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Grantmaking

Funding programs and initiatives that promote equality, safety, opportunity and self-determination for women and girls in our mountain communities.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of organizations applying for grants

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Grantmaking

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Median grant amount

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Grantmaking

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average grant amount

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Grantmaking

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Grantmaking

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Grantmaking

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge strives to make sure that all women and girls have access to the resources they need to become empowered and reach their full potential. This can be education, temporary housing, childcare, and many other small things that ultimately make the biggest difference in women's lives.

Our strategies include holding fundraising events, asking individuals for donations, and always sticking to our mission. Each year the WFBR distributes proceeds from our special events and operating funds to not-for-profit community-based organizations for use in developing new, or implementing exiting programs or projects that benefit women and girls living in Ashe, Avery and Watauga Counties.

Our capabilities are endless. Our community is so focused on helping those without resources. We have an abundance of volunteers always willing to help, and our fundraising increases each year. This means that each consecutive year, we are able to fund more non-profits with more money to help women and girls in need.

In 2020, we granted $125,000 to support programs targeted to women and girls in the High Country.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Women's Fund of the Blue Ridge

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mary Bickers

Mary Hutchens

Mary Bickers

Josette Glover

Patti Jupiter

Frances Magruder

Lindsay Miller

Jan Riernerth

Lisa Simon

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/10/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability