Natural and Cultural Resources Recent Grants

  • Asheville Area Arts Council
    Buncombe
    Grant Amount: $30,000
    Fiscal Year 2021
    to support a series of one-time benefit performances in Pack Square Park that align with the City of Asheville’s public space initiative.
  • Asheville GreenWorks
    Buncombe
    Grant Amount: $8,500
    Fiscal Year 2021
    to engage HunterKemper Consulting to build its capacity to maintain financial stability through increasing staff and board member skills in fund development planning.
  • Brevard Music Center
    Transylvania, Henderson, and Buncombe
    Grant Amount: $15,000
    Fiscal Year 2021
    to expand outdoor dining areas, shift to “grab-n-go” meal preparation, and create additional outdoor learning spaces to create a safe learning and living environment for students and faculty during the 2021 Summer Music Institute and Festival.
  • Center for Craft
    WNC Region
    Grant Amount: $20,000
    Fiscal Year 2021
    to assist with construction of the Cherokee Basketry Public Art Parklet to be located at 67 Broadway Street, Asheville.
  • Conserving Carolina
    Henderson and Transylvania
    Grant Amount: $20,000
    Fiscal Year 2021
    toward purchase, transaction, due diligence, and project management expenses associated with acquiring a 19-mile abandoned railway.
  • John C. Campbell Folk School
    Cherokee and Clay
    Grant Amount: $17,000
    Fiscal Year 2021
    to catalog the school's current collection, to acquire artists’ work and historical artifacts for education and outreach efforts, and for a health and safety preparedness project to make pandemic-driven operational changes necessary on the 290-acre campus.
  • EcoForesters
    Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey Counties
    Grant Amount: $8,500
    Fiscal Year 2020
    to engage Taproot Consulting to develop a strategic plan and a fundraising plan.
  • EcoForesters
    Buncombe, Burke, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford, and Transylvania Counties
    Grant Amount: $30,000
    Fiscal Year 2020
    to seed its Invasive Species Stewardship Fund.
  • Flat Rock Playhouse
    Henderson, Buncombe, Polk, and Transylvania Counties
    Grant Amount: $20,000
    Fiscal Year 2020
    to complete upgrades to the theater’s sound and lighting equipment.
  • Green Built Alliance
    Buncombe
    Grant Amount: $25,000
    Fiscal Year 2020
    to support the Blue Horizons Project’s continuing community engagement, marketing, education, and outreach efforts.
  • LEAF Community Arts
    WNC Region
    Grant Amount: $8,500
    Fiscal Year 2020
    to engage Birds Eye Business Planning & Adventure for Strategic Visioning and Planning.
  • Montford Park Players
    WNC Region
    Grant Amount: $8,400
    Fiscal Year 2020
    to engage Taproot Consulting to assist the organization in strategic planning.
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
    Polk County
    Grant Amount: $35,000
    Fiscal Year 2020
    to engage key stakeholders – especially African American churches and organizations, local residents, artists and young people – in envisioning the future of Nina Simone’s Childhood Home in Tryon, NC.
  • Riverlink (as fiscal sponsor for the French Broad River Partnership)
    Avery, Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, Mitchell, Transylvania, and Yancey Counties
    Grant Amount: $45,000
    Fiscal Year 2020
    to engage consultants to create an economic impact study quantifying the value of clean water and the French Broad River Watershed to the region’s economy.
  • Western Carolina University/Bardo Arts Center
    Jackson, Macon, Haywood, and Swain Counties and the Qualla Boundary
    Grant Amount: $13,090
    Fiscal Year 2020
    for an exhibition examining the human effect on the landscape and environment, entitled “Plotted and Pieced: WNC from the Air,” by acclaimed photographer Alex MacLean.

Natural and Cultural Resources Grant History