Recent Grants

Since 1999, the Black Mountain - Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund, in partnership with CFWNC, has awarded 215 grants totaling $1,538,600.

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue was awarded $1,000 to subsidize spay/neuter surgeries for low-income families. Photo courtesy of Brother Wolf.

Spring 2024 - Grants totaling $117,890

$3,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina for a mentoring program that serves disadvantaged youth.

$2,500 to Black Mountain Center for the Arts for security and safety equipment.

$10,000 to Black Mountain Counseling Center to provide counseling sessions to uninsured or underinsured people affected by domestic violence.

$2,500 to Black Mountain Parks and Greenways toward preliminary steps required by NCDOT to install lights in the box culvert under I-40 between Veterans Park and the Community Garden along a greenway.

$10,000 to Bounty & Soul to support a mobile food truck that provides fresh vegetables and fruit.

$1,000 to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue to subsidize spay and neuter surgeries for pets from low-income families.

$5,000 to Center for Conscious Living & Dying to improve accessibility to an education center.

$3,000 to Charles D. Owen Middle School to replace lost and damaged books for its Media Center.

$5,000 to Council On Aging of Buncombe County for a senior dining and wellness program.

$10,000 to Food Connection to provide meals for people with low incomes.

$10,000 to Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa for a feasibility study for a greenway and sidewalks in the Swannanoa Valley.

$10,000 to Hammer and Heart to provide home repairs for low-income households.

$10,000 to Helping at Risk Kids to shelter homeless youth and provide summer camp experiences for, and address essential needs of, children in DSS custody.

$10,000 to Meals on Wheels of Asheville and Buncombe County to purchase wholesale food for meal preparation for homebound seniors.

$10,000 to Pisgah Legal Services for free civil legal assistance and advocacy to low-income survivors of domestic violence and child abuse.

$5,500 to St. Vincent de Paul Society - St. Margaret Mary Conference to provide automobile support for people with low incomes.

$3,000 to Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center for a security system.

$6,890 to Waypoint Adventure for an outdoor program that serves adults with physical challenges and to purchase an adaptive off-road wheelchair.

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