Black Mountain - Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund

The Black Mountain - Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund (BMSVEF) supports local needs today, tomorrow and into the future.

Meals on Wheels of Asheville and Buncombe County was awarded $5,000 to purchase wholesale food for meals for homebound seniors. Photo courtesy of MOW.

Creating a Lasting Resource

The Black Mountain - Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund (BMSVEF) seeks to inspire philanthropy and strengthen charitable organizations serving the Swannanoa Valley. The fund was established in 1999 by caring individuals who recognized the importance of permanent charitable resources to support changing needs and opportunities.

Contributions made to the BMSVEF are pooled and invested by The Community Foundation. Proceeds from the investments are used to make grants while the original gifts remain intact, continuing to grow for the benefit of future generations.

Learn more about BMSVEF and download our printable brochure.

How to Apply

Nonprofit organizations and public institutions may apply to the BMSVEF for support. Review the guidelines and application information for BMSVEF Grants for more details. The application deadline is March 1.

How to Contribute

You can make a difference in the Swannanoa Valley by making a tax-deductible gift of cash, securities, life insurance or real estate. By pooling your gift with those of your neighbors, you can provide significant support for local needs.

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