Mountain Youth Charities (MYC) provides grants and functional support for schools, nonprofit organizations and programs that serve youth in Southern Jackson County, NC.  MYC generates these funds from donations and fund-raising events.

In the five years since its start-up, MYC has awarded grants to a variety of organizations, including:

  • Boys & Girls Club of the Plateau (start-up funding and operations)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters – for mentorship program, volunteer training and program support
  • Blue Ridge School – furniture special needs, tutoring and a new reading class
  • Hampton Preschool – for creative and educational play equipment
  • Blue Ridge School Education Foundation – for education and enrichment programs and resources at Blue Ridge School and Blue Ridge Early College
  • Summit Charter School – for staff training and programs for girls’ fitness; classroom technology needs
  • Blue Ridge Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) – for operations (musical instruments, music instructors’ stipends)


Mountain Youth Charities encourages grant applications at any time. Download a grant application form.