HCWS Endowments for the Arts

Each year, donations are made to the NC Community Foundation in the name of High Country Watermedia Society (HCWS).


HCWS directs these funds to non-profit organizations located in the counties represented by our members on an annual basis. 


Examples of organizations and schools that have received funding for special projects are:  

  • Elkland School Art Center
  • Friends of the Watauga Count Public Library
  • Children's Playhouse 
  • Watauga Project on Aging
  • Children's Playhouse
  • Valle Crucis School
  • Parkway School
  • Watauga River Partners
  • Watercolor Society of North Carolina
  •  Brushes for Vincent


For more information about donating to the endowment or applying for a grant, please contact Bettie Bond 828-264-4275.