Gibbs Charitable Fund

The Charlie and Tennie Allison Gibbs Charitable Fund awards grants to qualified charitable organizations or eligible government entities to purchase equipment to assist in hearing, for medical treatment, or for other forms of treatment or therapy to assist the deaf or hearing-impaired in Transylvania County.

Projects should be completed within one year of the award.

Deadlines and Dates

Applications are received and considered on a rolling basis until available funds have been awarded.


Tax-exempt organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and governmental entities serving Transylvania County are eligible to apply for these grants.

What We Do Not Fund

Grants do not support sectarian religious purposes; partisan political purposes; endowment funds; deficit funding or debt retirement; festivals or one-time events such as exhibits, performances or fundraisers; or activities taking place or expenses incurred before grant decisions are made.

How to Apply

1. Access Community Foundation Staff Assistance

If you would like to discuss your proposal or have questions regarding eligibility, contact Philip Belcher, Vice President, Programs, by email or at 828-367-9901.

2. Submit a Grant Application

Contact Diane Crisp, Senior Grants Manager, by email or at 828-367-9904 to receive an Access Code in order to apply. Access the online application process to submit a grant application. Applicants will be notified by email upon receipt of their application.

3. Review Process

Applications are screened for completeness, clarity, and compliance with eligibility requirements. Grant proposals are evaluated by the Fund’s Advisory Board, with consideration of the Fund’s priorities, availability of funds for the stated purposes, applicants’ capabilities, and potential benefits to the community.

Reporting Requirements

An online end-of-grant report verifying use of grant funds and results will be required. Instructions will be included in the grant award letter. Additional reports or site visits may also be required.

Guideline Modifications

The Foundation may modify these guidelines, or make exceptions to them.

For additional information, download Recent Grants.

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