Civic & Social Organizations


BACK 2 SCHOOL FESTIVAL

Created to lift the heavy financial burden that back-to-school shopping creates for local families. When families are unable to afford supplies the responsibility often falls on faculty and staff and can leave the child feeling insecure or inadequate.

BLOWING ROCK C.A.R.E.S.

Our mission as a food bank is to help provide basic non-perishable food to families & individuals in Watauga County, NC to supplement other county services & help fill the gap in availability parameters. A 501(c)3 organization run completely by volunteers.

BLOWING ROCK CIVIC ASSOCIATION

Our mission is to protect and improve the quality of life in Blowing Rock, take proactive stands on civic affairs, educate and engage citizens on key town issues, work with local government, and encourage citizens to be involved in the community.

BLOWING ROCK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Founded in 1985 to raise funds exclusively for the Blowing Rock Community. The earnings from Community Service Day Golf and Tennis Tournaments and our popular Groovy Nights Show are used to award Grants to the town and scholarships to local college students.

BLOWING ROCK COUNTRY CLUB

Blowing Rock's premiere private golf club.

BLOWING ROCK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Blowing Rock Historical Society (BRHS) is a non-profit community organization dedicated to protecting the town's historical character, BRHS administers the annual summer Artist-in-Residence program. and the Blowing Rock 1888 Museum on Main Street. For information pertaining to exhibits, events, and activities, please check the BRHS website. www.blowingrockhistoricalsociety.com

BLUE RIDGE CONSERVANCY

Blue Ridge Conservancy partners with landowners and local communities to permanently protect natural resources with agricultural, cultural, recreational, ecological and scenic value in northwest North Carolina.

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY FOUNDATION

The primary nonprofit fundraising organization, 501(c)3, of the Blue Ridge Parkway, helping ensure cultural and historical preservation, natural resource protection, educational outreach, and visitor enjoyment. Among its many initiatives, the Foundation is committed to ensuring Moses H. Cone Memorial Park in Blowing Rock remains a cultural treasure, historic landmark, and tourist destination that stimulates the local economy.

HIGH COUNTRY BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION INC.

Our mission is to support patients, survivors & their families in the High Country. Through events like our Walk/Run for Breast Cancer, we raise funds that are awarded as scholarships to local women & men fighting breast cancer. An all-volunteer foundation whose funds remain in the community.

HIGH COUNTRY CAREGIVERS

Provides advocacy, support, and education for kinship caregivers and their families. We are dedicated to relatives, respite, and resources for kinship caregivers, and relatives caring for loved ones with life-limiting illnesses and debility.

HIGH COUNTRY UNITED WAY

High Country United Way was established in 1978 as Watauga United Appeal. In 1997, the agency transitioned to High Country United Way and expanded to serving the citizens of Avery and Watauga Counties. High Country United Way added Mitchell County to its service area in 2016, and the agency is also the fiscal agent for donations in Ashe and Yancey Counties. High Country United Way's mission extends beyond local funding opportunities. The agency has been instrumental in establishing multiple non-profits that continue to serve the community today. Currently, High Country United Way funds 27 programs in 5 counties in the High Country of North Carolina. In addition to funding their partner agencies, High Country United Way has embarked on creating Community Impact projects along with community partners that align with their fundamental values of Education, Health, Financial Stability, and Basic Needs.

HOSPITALITY HOUSE OF NORTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA

Our mission is to rebuild lives and strengthen community by providing a safe, nurturing, healthy environment in which individuals and families experiencing homelessness and poverty-related crises are equipped to become self-sufficient and productive.

MOUNTAIN ALLIANCE

A community of individuals committed to providing youth with opportunities to explore & develop their leadership potential through adventure & service learning. We connect students with a support structure & caring community during their most formative years. Activities are open to any high school student in Watauga County & are free.

NC GUARDIAN AD LITEM 24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT

North Carolina Guardian ad Litem equips community volunteers to serve abused and neglected children by advocating for their best interests in court.

OASIS INC

Founded in 1978, OASIS is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault in Watauga County. We provide comprehensive emergency services and support, education and skill development, and work to create a community that no longer tolerates sexual violence.

ROTARY CLUB OF BLOWING ROCK

Established in 1946, we provide an opportunity for friendship, fellowship and service to the community, the local area, and the world. The Rotary Club of Blowing Rock meets most Mondays at noon for lunch at the Meadowbrook Inn. Visitors and fellow Rotarians welcome.

WAMY COMMUNITY ACTION

Partnering with families and communities to provide the disadvantaged the support and tools they need to become self-sufficient.

WATAUGA COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL

“Watauga Arts Council creates a thriving, diverse, and vibrant community, through arts advocacy, education, support, and inspiration. Check our website to learn about our gallery exhibits, gift shops, events, art classes, more!”

WINE TO WATER

A non-profit organization focused on providing clean water to people in need around the world. Nearly 1 billion people in the world today lack access to adequate water & 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation. We're devoted to fighting this epidemic.

WOMEN'S FUND OF THE BLUE RIDGE

A grant making organization founded and run by a diverse group of concerned women determined to make a positive impact on the lives of women and girls in our lovely mountain community. Women and businesses are invited to join us as members.