Become a Donor

Help us build the nation's first nonprofit community designed especially for the deaf and blind.

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Alder Springs Architectural Rendering

Alder Springs is the nation's first nonprofit 501(c)(3) community designed especially for the deaf and blind. It is developed by and is owned by the North Carolina School for the Deaf at Morganton Foundation and funded entirely by private donations, grants, and loans. (It is not a HUD project; no government funding is involved.) Occupancy revenues from Alder Springs will be used for the community's operating costs, maintenance, repayment of loans, and expansion. All remaining funds will be used to enrich the educational experiences of students at the NC School for the Deaf.

Beyond Housing

The deaf are a “gathering people” who prefer living in close community because their primary language (American Sign Language) requires visual contact for free flowing interaction.

Most deaf individuals living in a hearing world experience prolonged isolation from others who speak their language. Abiding loneliness can be a difficult and very real consequence in their lives.

The blind prefer living in simple, barrier free environments that are located very close to essential services and amenities.

In addition to providing housing equipped with assistive technologies, Alder Springs creates a community where the deaf and blind are able to socialize and live together.


Phase 1-A of Residential Buildings
Alder Springs Phase 1-A


Phase 1-A

Residential Apartment Building with 21 Units. Now open at 100% occupancy.

Proposed expansion of residential building
Alder Springs Phase 1-B


Phase 1-B

Residential Apartment Building with 25 Units.

Proposed expansion of activity center
Alder Springs Phase 1-C


Phase 1-C

Activity Center for residents and the larger deaf and blind community of Morganton.

Donate to Alder Springs

Contributions to this project are tax deductible as allowed by law. Appropriate receipts and acknowledgments will be sent to you via us mail.

Honor/Memorial Gifts are acceptable (see pledge card).

Donate Online

For a lump-sum gift follow instructions for an online contribution.

Pledge Card

For a multi-year pledge print out the Pledge Card.

Complete the card and us mail it to:

Alder Springs Deaf & Blind Community

PO Box 1397

Morganton, NC 28680