Mountain Roots

Mountain Roots is a local educational non-profit that provides discovery and outdoor learning experiences for youth, teens and their families in Transylvania County. It operates 50 weeks a year providing programs for every local public elementary school and summer day camps for children, as well as leadership and group development retreats and workshops for community groups and schools. In a digital era, Mountain Roots provides a safe place for children to make connections to a better understanding of themselves, their community and the wonders of the natural world that surround us.  Lake Toxaway Charities grants have helped fund school gardens and gardening lessons to teach kids how to grow food at home or be involved with one of the community gardens in Transylvania County, as well as scholarships to day camp for families.

Learn More: mountainroots.org

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Tiger Impact Group (TIG)

The Tiger Impact Group (TIG) first formed in 2017 as a collaboration between Lake Toxaway Charities, the Transylvania County Schools Educational Foundation (TCSEF) and Transylvania County Schools to provide a variety of supportive programs and services in the Rosman district schools. Lake Toxaway Charities designs TIG programs in conjunction with teachers, administrators, and community members…

Mountain Roots

Mountain Roots is a local educational non-profit that provides discovery and outdoor learning experiences for youth, teens and their families in Transylvania County. It operates 50 weeks a year providing programs for every local public elementary school and summer day camps for children, as well as leadership and group development retreats and workshops for community…

Neighbors in Ministry – Rise and Shine

Lake Toxaway Charities approved a grant for the year 2020 for Rise and Shine. The grant will provide after school programs, specifically funding an after school site coordinator and college interns to assist. The grant will also fund STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) related field trips and STEAM education. An allowance will be…

Rosman Elementary School

Lake Toxaway Charities approved a grant to Rosman Elementary School for the 2020 year. The grant will provide for an upgraded media center, Muddy Sneakers programming, new programming in the wake of COVID 19, and new library chairs. Rosman Elementary School is a beneficiary of our Tiger Impact Group (TIG) initiative.

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