Black Mountain - Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund

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

Christmount Christian Assembly/Camp Lakey Gap was awarded $2,500 for an environmental education program for children. Photo by Mary Claire Photography, courtesy of Camp Lakey Gap.

We are 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. You can make a difference in the Swannanoa Valley by making a tax-deductible gift of cash, securities or other assets.

Pool your gift with those of your neighbors to do the most good.
Generosity multiplied.

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How to Get Involved

  • Join our mailing list to stay informed about our work.
  • 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.
  • Join people like you who love Black Mountain and the Swannanoa Valley and want the best for our communities.

Contact Melissa Edgington for more information about the Foundation’s Affiliate Program.