The Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment 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 human services.
Donor Name: The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
State: North Carolina
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $1000 to $10,000
Grant Duration: 1 Year
The Fund’s intent is to support innovative projects and programs in the Swannanoa Valley.
Grants of $2,500 to $10,000 are 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.
- Grant funds should be expended within one year of the award.
- Grants may be awarded to qualified 501(c)(3), governmental, educational, and religious organizations serving Black Mountain and the Swannanoa Valley (defined as the Owen School District) with a documented history of substantial work in Black Mountain and the Swannanoa Valley that pre-dates the application.
- An eligible organization may only submit one application per year.
Grants generally do not support: annual giving campaigns, endowment funds, deficit funding or debt retirement, sectarian religious purposes, partisan political purposes, private primary and secondary schools (except for projects or programs that are not directed toward the school’s students or staff and that directly address community needs) and private clubs, or activities taking place or expenses incurred before grant decisions are made.
For more information, visit CFWNC.