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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 2 years

Cycles:
1/every 2 years

Deadline:
Letter of Intent due early March 2019 (TBD)

Asheville Merchants Fund
To strengthen communities through economic growth that enhances the quality of life.
Buncombe Countyup to $50,000 over 2 years1/every 2 yearsLetter of Intent due early March 2019 (TBD)
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 1

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 1
Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund 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

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

Cycles:
1/year

Deadline:
March 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 $10,0001/yearMarch 1
Cashiers Community Fund 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. 

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

Cycles:
1/year

Deadline:
July 6, 2018

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 $10,0001/yearJuly 6, 2018
Janirve Sudden and Urgent Needs (SUN) Janirve Sudden and Urgent Needs (SUN)

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

Maximum Application Amount:
$10,000

Cycles:
rolling

Deadline:
rolling

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$10,000rollingrolling
Learning Links Learning Links

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

Maximum Application Amount:
$800 per teacher

Cycles:
1/year

Deadline:
Last Friday in September

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 teacher1/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:
$150,000 over 3 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 region$150,000 over 3 yearsOnce every 3 yearsLetter of Intent TBD Fall 2018
People in Need People in Need

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

Maximum Application Amount:
$20,000

Cycles:
1/year

Deadline:
Letter of Intent due early August (TBD)

People in Need

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

18-county region$20,0001/yearLetter of Intent due early August (TBD)
Pigeon River Fund Pigeon River Fund

To support nonprofits working to improve water quality. 

Maximum Application Amount:
Generally $5,000 to $35,000

Cycles:
2/year

Deadline:
March 15 and September 15

Pigeon River Fund
To support nonprofits working to improve water quality. 
Haywood, Madison, Buncombe countiesGenerally $5,000 to $35,0002/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:
$2,500 to $7,500

Cycles:
1/year

Deadline:
April 1

Ramble Charitable Fund
To improve the quality of life in designated Buncombe County communities.
Shiloh and South Buncombe communities$2,500 to $7,5001/yearApril 1
Rutherford County Endowment 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.

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

Cycles:
1/year

Deadline:
March 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 $10,0001/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
The Yancey Fund 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.

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

Cycles:
1/year

Deadline:
March 1

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 $10,0001/yearMarch 1

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