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Grant Program

 

Purpose

 Region Served Maximum application amount  Cycles Deadline
Asheville Merchants Fund To strengthen communities through economic growth that enhances the quality of life. Buncombe County

up to $50,000 over two years

 

Once every 2 years Next Cycle is in Spring 2015
Biltmore Lake Charitable Fund To improve the quality of life by supporting education, economic development, health care and other projects that promote community development. Enka-Candler communities in Buncombe County $7,500 1/year April 1

Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund Grants

 

 

To inspire philanthropy and strengthen charitable organizations serving the Swannanoa Valley by making grants relating to health and wellness, education, cultural and natural resources and people in need

Black Mountain and the Swannanoa Valley

$2,500-$10,000 

 1/year   

March 2

Cashiers Community Fund Grants  To improve the quality of life in the greater Cashiers community by supporting projects that benefit the broad community and its residents. Located in or serving the greater Cashiers region $2,500 to $10,000  1/Year July 14, 2014
People In Need For outstanding projects that promise significant impact for economically disadvantaged people. 18 county region up to $20,000 1/year Letter of Intent due August  6

Janirve SUN Grants To assist human service nonprofit organizations experiencing an unforeseen crisis that impacts their ability to continue to provide critical services. 18 county region $10,000 rolling rolling
Learning Links Small grants to help teachers offer hands-on learning opportunities to students in and out of the classroom. Avery, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford and Swain counties  $800 1/year Last Friday in September
Melvin R. Lane Fund To support collaborative approaches and capacity building for human service nonprofits. 18 county region up to $150,000 over three years Once every 3 years Letter of Intent TBD in 2015.

Pigeon River Fund To support nonprofits working to improve water quality. Haywood, Madison, Buncombe counties  $25,000 2/year March 15 Sept.15
Ramble Charitable Fund To improve the quality of life in designated Buncombe County communities. Shiloh and South Asheville communities $7,500 1/year April 1
Rutherford County Endowment Grants The Rutherford County Endowment seeks to benefit the broad community and its residents by promoting philanthropy and strengthening charitable organizations serving Rutherford County. Rutherford County  $2,500-$10,000   1/year  March 2
Women for Women To promote economic security for financially disadvantaged women and girls. 18 county region up to $100,000 1/year Letter of Intent due November 7
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