(June 2023) – The Ramble Charitable Fund at The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) recently awarded nine grants totaling $93,420. The Fund was established to improve the quality of life in Shiloh and South Buncombe communities supporting education, economic development, health care and other projects that promote community development. With these grants, total grantmaking since 2008 is $754,826.
Recent grants are:
$6,000 to Arts For Life to provide high-quality visual arts instruction for children with a chronic illness and their families.
$10,000 to Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity for home repair for low-income households.
$7,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina for a volunteer mentor recruitment program that serves children from disadvantaged families.
$10,000 to Carolina Day School to support a summer enrichment program for students from low-income families.
$10,000 to Helping at Risk Kids to support disadvantaged children and youth with basic needs and enrichment experiences.
$10,000 to Helpmate to provide civil, criminal and family court advocacy services for adult and child domestic-violence victims.
$9,920 to Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) for a youth suicide prevention program.
$10,000 to OpenDoors of Asheville for a peer program that pairs high school tutors with elementary students.
$10,000 to Pisgah Legal Services to provide free civil legal services to low-income families.
$10,000 to Shiloh Community Association to support maintenance of an amphitheater and a pavilion and for infrastructure needs at a development site.