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 Foundation of Henderson County
Community Foundation of Henderson County is helping people who care make lasting contributions to causes that matter and are strong stewards of donors' gifts! Thank you, Community Foundation, for partnering with Smart Start to provide Reach Out and Read in our community!

Western North Carolina Bridge Foundation

WNC Bridge Foundation has proudly served the people of Western North Carolina for over 16 years. They are a community-based charitable organization that works to provide funds to support and assist in meeting the many health challenges that face the people of WNC. They provide direct support and also empower carefully selected non-profits to impact individual and community wellness in communities throughout the WNC region.