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 March 8, 2019

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 communities in Buncombe County $2,500 to $15,000 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 people in need

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 the greater Cashiers community by supporting projects that benefit the broad community and its residents.
The greater Cashiers community $2,500 to $10,000 1/year 1st Friday in July

The Fund for Haywood County

The Fund for Haywood County seeks to improve the quality of life in Haywood County by promoting charitable giving and supporting projects that benefit its communities and residents.

Haywood County $2,500 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.

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

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 $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

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

McDowell County $2,500 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 $150,000 over 3 years Once every 3 years Letter of Intent due Fall 2021

The Fund for Mitchell County

The Fund for Mitchell County seeks to improve the quality of life in Mitchell County by promoting charitable giving and supporting projects that benefit communities and residents.

Mitchell County $2,500 to $5,000 1/year February 1

People in Need

For outstanding projects that promise significant help for economically disadvantaged people.

18-county region $20,000 1/year Letter of Intent due August 5

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 $7,500 1/year April 1

Rutherford County Endowment

The Rutherford County Endowment seeks 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

The Transylvania Endowment seeks 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 $8,500 1/year 1st Friday in February

Women for Women

Promotes the Facilitation of Safe Living and Work Environments for Women and Girls: Addressing issues of violence in Western North Carolina.

18 county region up to $100,000 1/year Letter of Intent due October 21, 2019

The Yancey Fund

The Yancey Fund seeks 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