Civic & Social Organizations


BACK TO 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

Private, Country Club Drive, PO Box 628.

BLOWING ROCK GARDEN CLUB

Our goals include preserving the natural beauty of the community, advancing local knowledge of gardening, encouraging farsighted civic planning, and planting, protecting and restoring the quality of our environment. Membership open to all interested gardeners.

    828-297-1514

BLOWING ROCK HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Blowing Rock Historical Society (BRHS) is a non-profit community organization dedicated to protecting the town's historical character. For information pertaining to exhibits, events, and activities, please check the BRHS website.

BLUE RIDGE CHAPTER, AMERICAN RED CROSS

Serving the residents of Watauga County since November 1917 by providing relief to victims of disasters and helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

BLUE RIDGE CONSERVANCY

A citizens group with the goal to promote the development of a greenway between Boone and Blowing Rock to provide enjoyment and recreation for residents and visitors to the High Country. All are welcome to participate in this endeavor.

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.

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 every Monday at noon for lunch at Chetola. Visitors welcome.

THE CHILDREN'S COUNCIL

A local nonprofit that works to build a strong foundation for children's learning and development by strengthening families, the early childhood system, and the wider community.

WATAUGA COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL

"Making the ARTS a Presence in Our Community" is the county-wide focus of the Watauga County Arts Council. Their home, Blue Ridge ArtSpace, offers classes, workshops, four galleries with monthly exhibits and a gift shop filled with local artists' creations.

WATAUGA COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

A Christian housing ministry building simple, decent homes for families who earn 30-60% of Watauga County median income. Donations of land, materials & volunteer labor keep homes affordable. Families contribute sweat equity & receive zero interest mortgages.

WATAUGA HUMANE SOCIETY

Over 200 adoptable cats, dogs, guinea pigs & bunnies. Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, vaccination, microchip & more! A 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to making the lives of pets better in Watauga County through sheltering, low-cost spay/neuter & education. Day, seasonal & annual dog park passes available at front desk w/ proof of vaccination. See website for hours.

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.