Recent Grants

Since 1999, the Black Mountain - Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund, in partnership with CFWNC, has awarded 146 grants totaling $1,136,120.

Bounty & Soul was awarded $5,000 to purchase food. One client said, "I love coming to Bounty & Soul. Their combination of generosity, education, giving people a sense of hope and community makes such a difference in my life and those around me. In the face of so much misinformation they are addressing head-on the health of our physical bodies, or social body, and our environment." Photo courtesy of Bounty & Soul.

Spring 2020 - Grants totaling $104,830

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity - $5,000 to subsidize construction costs for low-income homeowners.

Babies Need Bottoms - $3,000 for diapers for low-income families.

Black Mountain Center for the Arts - $4,500 for floor restoration and repair and art preservation projects.

Black Mountain Counseling Center - $8,000 to provide mental health clinical services to uninsured and under-insured clients.

Bounty & Soul - $5,000 to purchase food.

Food Connection - $10,000 to provide food pick-up services.

Friends of Buncombe Libraries/Friends of Black Mountain Library - $6,000 to automate two entry doors at the Black Mountain Public Library.

Girls on the Run of WNC - $2,500 to support and expand its program addressing the educational and health needs of girls in grades 3-8.

Guardian ad Litem Association of Buncombe County - $5,000 to assist children in DSS care.

Meals on Wheels of Asheville and Buncombe County - $10,000 for meals for homebound seniors.

Mountain Housing Opportunities - $10,000 to improve pedestrian access to an affordable housing complex.

NC MedAssist - $2,500 for free pharmacy services for low-income, uninsured individuals.

Our VOICE - $2,500 for a sexual assault prevention program for teens.

St. James Episcopal Church - $3,305 to renovate its community kitchen.

Swannanoa Valley Child Care Council/Children and Friends Enrichment Center - $9,000 to furnish an infant room in its new location.

Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry - $10,000 to support a winter emergency homeless shelter.

Swannanoa Valley Museum - $2,500 for an interpretive panel.

Swannanoa Welcome Table - $2,025 for folding chairs for community meal participants.

YMCA of Western North Carolina - $4,000 to provide access to after school and summer day camp programs for students at Black Mountain Primary.

See all grants since inception. Download Grant History.

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