The Biltmore Lake Charitable Fund Awards $63,000 in Grants

(June 2018) – Eight grants totaling $63,000 were recently awarded to nonprofits by the Biltmore Lake Charitable Fund.  With these grants, total grantmaking since 2005 is $843,024.  The Biltmore Lake Charitable Fund was established to improve the quality of life in the Enka-Candler community by supporting education, economic development, health care and community development projects.


The Asheville Area Arts Council was awarded $5,000 to support hands-on workshop experiences for veterans.  Photo courtesy of CFWNC.

Recent grants are: 

Asheville Area Arts Council was awarded $5,000 to support a program that provides free hands-on workshop experiences to local veterans in ceramics, creative writing, fiber, music, painting, poetry and dance. 

Candler Elementary School was awarded $10,000 to purchase class sets of complex texts for each grade level.

Enka High School was awarded $15,000 to help purchase a new piano.

Enka Intermediate School was awarded $7,500 to purchase books and robotic technology.

Enka Middle School was awarded a matching grant of $7,500 to help repair and restore the Enka jet.

Pisgah Elementary School was awarded $8,000 to purchase books and database technology.

Read to Succeed Asheville was awarded $2,500 to recruit, train, place and supervise Reading Coaches and Buddies in Candler Elementary School.

Verner was awarded $7,500 to provide high quality, comprehensive early childhood education to preschool children. 




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