Biltmore Lake Charitable Fund Awards $58,700 in Grants

(May 2019) – Seven grants totaling $58,700 were recently awarded to nonprofits by the Biltmore Lake Charitable Fund. With these grants, total grantmaking since 2005 is $916,704. The Biltmore Lake Charitable Fund was established to improve the quality of life in the Enka-Candler community by supporting education, economic development, health care and community development projects.

Recent grants are:

Candler Elementary School was awarded $12,000 to replace an aging playground.

Enka Intermediate School was awarded $10,700 for iPads and heavy-duty covers.

Guardian ad Litem Association of Buncombe County was awarded $5,000 to help meet needs of children who are in DSS custody.

Hominy Valley Elementary School was awarded $8,500 to purchase decodable readers for students who are developing their reading skills.

Journeymen Asheville was awarded $5,000 to implement and run a weekly mentoring group for 8th-grade boys.

Pisgah Elementary School was awarded $10,000 to purchase text and digital resources to improve student reading scores.

Verner Center for Early Learning was awarded $7,500 to provide high quality, comprehensive early childhood education to 12 preschool children ages 3-5.