Walnut Cove Members Association (WCMA)

What is the Walnut Cove Members Association?

Founded in 2007, the Walnut Cove Members Association (WCMA) is a group of property owners at The Cliffs at Walnut Cove who are interested in supporting local nonprofit charities. First and foremost they are a philanthropic group, but also plan a variety of unique events that are exclusive to their members.

The WCMA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that raises money through member dues, donations, and their annual “Weekend of Giving” fundraising events.

At the end of each year, these funds are distributed to a variety of local charitable organizations in which their members are actively involved. As an all-volunteer organization, more than 99% of funds raised by WCMA are granted out.

The Mission

The mission is simple: have fun making a powerful difference! The WCMA is committed to building a sense of community, giving back, and supporting their members' charitable efforts in Western North Carolina.

In 2021, the Walnut Cove Members Association prioritized programs serving basic needs such as food, shelter, education, and health.

Over the years, grant recipients have ranged from local schools and meal programs to homeless shelters, arts organizations, summer camps, animal welfare organizations, and more.

$500,000 donated to local charities in 2021

33 nonprofits served in 2021

Over 99% funds raised go to grants

Over $2.5 million awarded since 2007

Over 420 grants awarded since 2007

Outstanding Philanthropic Organization of 2020, AFP (Western NC Chapter)


The WCMA awards grants to nonprofit organizations operating in Western North Carolina with a focus on those that provide human services, healthcare, education, or support natural and cultural resources.

This applies specifically to organizations that are served and sponsored by WCMA members. Members involved in each nonprofit apply for grants of up to $20,000 on their behalf.

The Walnut Cove Realty Initiative

Since 2020, Walnut Cove Realty has provided complimentary one-year memberships to the WCMA with every purchase of residential property through WCR.

Immerse yourself in the community right away by participating in WCMA programs and outings while learning about non-profits doing important work in Western North Carolina.

Contact the WCMA.

Learn about membership or grant opportunities.


Karen Spacek: 901-490-5757


Karen Spacek: karenlspacek@aol.com