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Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund Grants


Swannanoa Valley Child Care Council/Children and Friends Enrichment Center received $10,000 to build an additional classroom.

The Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund (the Fund) seeks 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. 

The Fund’s intent is to support innovative projects and programs in the Swannanoa Valley. Grants of $2,500-$10,000 will be made for charitable purposes, including programmatic needs, equipment and technology, and capital needs.  Generally, requests for continued support for a grant funded in the prior year or for general operating support will be given a lower priority. 

If an organization other than the applicant will benefit from the grant, then the applicant should include a letter of endorsement from that organization.  

Projects should be completed within one year of receipt of grant funds.

Eligibility

Grants are made to qualified 501(c)(3), governmental, educational, and religious organizations serving Black Mountain and the Swannanoa Valley (defined as the Owen School District).

What We Do Not Fund

       
  • annual giving campaigns 
  • endowment funds 
  • repayment of debt 
  • work already completed 
  • partisan political purposes 
  • sectarian religious purposes

How to Apply

Grant applications are made using the online Foundant system. Go HERE to begin the application process. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on March 1.  If the deadline date is on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is 5 p.m. the next business day.  All applicants will be notified by email upon receipt of their application. For assistance with the application itself or questions regarding the grant program guidelines, please contact Virginia Dollar, Senior Program Officer, at 828-367-9907. For technical assistance with the online grant system, please contact Diane Crisp, Grants Manager, at 828-367-9904. 

Review Process 

Applications are screened for completeness, clarity, and compliance with eligibility requirements. Grant proposals are evaluated by the Fund’s Advisory Board. Funding decisions will be completed, grant awards announced, and funds distributed by the end of April. Use of grant funds may begin on or after May 1.

Reporting Requirements 

An online end-of-grant report verifying use of grant funds and results will be required. Instructions will be included in the grant award letter. Additional reports or site visits may also be required. 

Guideline Modifications 

The Fund’s Advisory Board may modify these guidelines, or make exceptions to them, in consultation with the staff of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.


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