Natural and Cultural Resources Recent Grants

  • Camp Grier (as fiscal sponsor for the Catawba Vale Collaborative)
    Avery, Burke, and McDowell
    Grant Amount: $52,500
    Fiscal Year 2022
    to support the design and construction of a series of monuments that combine stone architecture with archaeologically-generated stories at specific locations along a new 42-mile trail expansion on USFS land surrounding the Town of Old Fort.
  • Green Built Alliance
    Buncombe
    Grant Amount: $8,500
    Fiscal Year 2022
    to engage with Taproot Consulting in the development of a three-year strategic plan.
  • Local Cloth
    WNC Region
    Grant Amount: $49,742
    Fiscal Year 2022
    to launch Blue Ridge Blankets and, thereby, to support and develop the region’s fiber-arts economy, particularly within the 100-mile region surrounding Asheville.
  • Mountain BizWorks
    WNC Region
    Grant Amount: $36,300
    Fiscal Year 2022
    to increase the geographic reach and economic benefits of the Craft Your Commerce program by building on the successes and lessons of the three-year pilot.
  • 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, Transylvania, and Polk
    Grant Amount: $7,500
    Fiscal Year 2021
    to engage Public Interest Management Group to facilitate a 10-year strategic business plan.
  • 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.

Natural and Cultural Resources Grant History