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Grant Grant Region ServedMaximum Application AmountCyclesDeadline
Asheville Merchants Fund Asheville Merchants Fund

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

Maximum Application Amount:
up to $50,000 over two years

Cycles:
Once every 2 years

Deadline:
Letter of Intent due date March 3

Asheville Merchants Fund
To strengthen communities through economic growth that enhances the quality of life.
Buncombe Countyup to $50,000 over two yearsOnce every 2 yearsLetter of Intent due date March 3
Biltmore Lake Charitable Fund Biltmore Lake Charitable Fund

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

Maximum Application Amount:
$15,000

Cycles:
1/year

Deadline:
April 3, 2017

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$15,0001/yearApril 3, 2017
Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund Grants Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund Grants

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.

Maximum Application Amount:
$2,500-$10,000

Cycles:
1/year

Deadline:
March 1

Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund Grants

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-$10,0001/yearMarch 1
Cashiers Community Fund Grants Cashiers Community Fund Grants

To improve the quality of life in the greater Cashiers community by supporting projects that benefit the broad community and its residents.

Maximum Application Amount:
$2,500 to $10,000

Cycles:
1/Year

Deadline:
July 3, 2017

Cashiers Community Fund Grants
To improve the quality of life in the greater Cashiers community by supporting projects that benefit the broad community and its residents.
Located in or serving the greater Cashiers region$2,500 to $10,0001/YearJuly 3, 2017
Janirve Sudden and Urgent Needs (SUN) Grants Janirve Sudden and Urgent Needs (SUN) Grants

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

Maximum Application Amount:
$10,000

Cycles:
rolling

Deadline:
rolling

Janirve Sudden and Urgent Needs (SUN) Grants
To assist human service nonprofit organizations experiencing an unforeseen crisis that impacts their ability to continue to provide critical services.
18 county region$10,000rollingrolling
Learning Links Learning Links

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

Maximum Application Amount:
$800

Cycles:
1/year

Deadline:
Last Friday in September

Learning Links
Small grants to help teachers 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$8001/yearLast Friday in September
Melvin R. Lane Fund Melvin R. Lane Fund

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

Maximum Application Amount:
up to $150,000 over three years

Cycles:
Once every 3 years

Deadline:
Letter of Intent TBD Fall 2018

Melvin R. Lane Fund
To support collaborative approaches and capacity building for human service nonprofits.
18 county regionup to $150,000 over three yearsOnce every 3 yearsLetter of Intent TBD Fall 2018
People in Need People in Need

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

Maximum Application Amount:
up to $20,000

Cycles:
1/year

Deadline:
Letter of Intent due August 7

People in Need
For outstanding projects that promise significant impact for economically disadvantaged people.
18 county regionup to $20,0001/yearLetter of Intent due August 7
Pigeon River Fund Pigeon River Fund

To support nonprofits working to improve water quality.

Maximum Application Amount:
$25,000

Cycles:
2/year

Deadline:
March 15 and September 15

Pigeon River Fund
To support nonprofits working to improve water quality.
Haywood, Madison, Buncombe counties$25,0002/yearMarch 15 and September 15
Ramble Charitable Fund Ramble Charitable Fund

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

Maximum Application Amount:
$7,500

Cycles:
1/year

Deadline:
April 3, 2017

Ramble Charitable Fund
To improve the quality of life in designated Buncombe County communities.
Shiloh and South Asheville communities$7,5001/yearApril 3, 2017
Rutherford County Endowment Grants Rutherford County Endowment Grants

The Rutherford County Endowment seeks to benefit the broad community and its residents by promoting philanthropy and strengthening charitable organizations serving Rutherford County.

Maximum Application Amount:
$2,500-$10,000

Cycles:
1/year

Deadline:
March 1

Rutherford County Endowment Grants
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-$10,0001/yearMarch 1
Women for Women Collaborative High Impact Grant (CHIG) Women for Women Collaborative High Impact Grant (CHIG)

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

Maximum Application Amount:
up to $450,000 will be awarded to a collaboration of three or more organizations in a three year grant

Cycles:
2018 pilot program

Deadline:
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Women for Women Collaborative High Impact Grant (CHIG)

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

18 county regionup to $450,000 will be awarded to a collaboration of three or more organizations in a three year grant2018 pilot programTuesday, December 5, 2017

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