Annually, Smart Start Partnership for Children strategically invests over $1.1 million into programs to support its mission to build a strong foundation for young children in Henderson County.

Smart Start is proud to be able to partner with a variety of funders, which include local, state and federal government; local and state foundations; and private donors.

Thank you to everyone who has donated your time, talent and resources to support the vision and mission of Smart Start Partnership for Children!

North Carolina Partnership for Children (Smart Start)
North Carolina’s award-winning early childhood initiative designed to ensure that all children are ready for school. These funds, awarded annually, must support evidence-based or evidence-informed programs and services for children ages birth to five.

United Way of Henderson County
United Way of Henderson County uses a community impact model to make a difference in our community by mobilizing people and resources to change conditions in our community and improve lives. United Way of Henderson County intentionally supports programs that improve the education, income and health of this community. Thank you, United Way, for partnering with Smart Start to improve kindergarten readiness through literacy!

Community Supporters of Smart Start Programs
Community Foundation of Henderson County
Community Foundation of Western North Carolina