Grants Directory

Grant Region Served Max Application Amount Cycles Deadline

Asheville Merchants Fund

To strengthen communities through economic growth that enhances the quality of life.

Buncombe County up to $50,000 over 2 years 1/every 2 years Letter of Intent due early 2023

Biltmore Lake Charitable Fund

To improve the quality of life by supporting education, economic development, health care and other projects that promote community development.

Enka-Candler community in Buncombe County $2,500 to $10,000 1/year April 1

Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund

To inspire philanthropy and strengthen charitable organizations serving the Swannanoa Valley by making grants relating to health and wellness, education, cultural and natural resources, and human services

Black Mountain and the Swannanoa Valley $2,500 to $10,000 1/year March 1

Cashiers Community Fund

To improve the quality of life in Cashiers by supporting projects that benefit the community and its residents.
Cashiers community $2,500 to $12,500 1/year 1st Friday in July

Gibbs Charitable Fund

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.

Transylvania County Discuss with Program Officer rolling rolling

The Fund for Haywood County

To improve the quality of life in Haywood County by promoting charitable giving and supporting projects that benefit its communities and residents.

Haywood County up to $7,500 1/year 1st Friday in February

Highlands Community Fund

To improve the quality of life in Highlands by promoting charitable giving and supporting projects that benefit the community and its residents.

Highlands community $2,500 to $10,000 1/year 2nd Friday in August

Human Services

For projects that promise significant help for economically disadvantaged people.

18-county region including the Qualla Boundary $20,000 1/year Letter of Intent due August 3

Janirve Sudden and Urgent Needs (SUN)

To assist human service nonprofit organizations experiencing an unforeseen crisis that diminishes their ability to provide critical services.

18-county region including the Qualla Boundary $10,000 rolling rolling

Learning Links

Small grants to allow teachers to offer hands-on learning opportunities to students in and out of the classroom

Avery, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford and Swain counties $800 per teacher 1/year Last Friday in September

The McDowell Endowment

To improve the quality of life in McDowell County by promoting charitable giving and supporting projects that benefit its communities and residents.

McDowell County up to $5,000 1/year February 1

Melvin R. Lane Fund

To support collaborative approaches and capacity building for human service nonprofits.

18-county region including the Qualla Boundary $90,000 to $180,000 over 3 years ($30,000 to $60,000 per year) 1/every 3 years Letter of Intent due December 3, 2021

The Fund for Mitchell County

To improve the quality of life in Mitchell County by promoting charitable giving and supporting projects that benefit its communities and residents.

Mitchell County up to $5,000 1/year February 1

Pigeon River Fund

To support nonprofits working to improve water quality.

Haywood, Madison, Buncombe counties Generally $5,000 to $35,000 2/year March 15 and September 15

Ramble Charitable Fund

To improve the quality of life in designated Buncombe County communities.

Shiloh and South Buncombe communities $2,500 to $10,000 1/year April 1

Rutherford County Endowment

To benefit the broad community and its residents by promoting philanthropy and strengthening charitable organizations serving Rutherford County.

Rutherford County $2,500 to $10,000 1/year March 1

Transylvania Endowment

To improve the quality of life in Transylvania County by promoting charitable giving and supporting projects that benefit its communities and residents.

Transylvania County $2,500 to $7,000 1/year 1st Friday in February

Women for Women

To improve the lives of women and girls in Western North Carolina through women's collective giving.

18-county region including the Qualla Boundary up to $100,000 1/year Letter of Intent due October 18, 2021

The Yancey Fund

To improve the quality of life in Yancey County by promoting charitable giving and supporting projects that benefit the communities and residents of Yancey County.

Yancey County $2,500 to $10,000 1/year March 1