The Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund awarded 19 grants totaling $104,830 to local nonprofits in its recent grant cycle. Since its inception, the Endowment Fund, in partnership with The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, has made 146 grants totaling $1,136,120.
In 1999, local residents established the Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund as a permanent charitable endowment to meet local needs.
“Especially now, when the COVID-19 pandemic is changing demands on organizations, these permanent charitable resources devoted to supporting Swannanoa Valley nonprofits are crucial,” said the Fund’s Advisory Board Chair, Chip Craig. “These awards are possible because people who care about this community built a fund over time to help in challenging situations. These grants support important community organizations as they continue the work we all depend on them to do.”
The 19 recipients of this year’s grants included Bounty & Soul, Food Connection, Meals on Wheels, Mountain Housing Opportunities, Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry, and Swannanoa Welcome Table.
You can make a tax-deductible contribution to the Endowment Fund online at www.BlackMountain-SwannanoaValleyEndowmentFund.org, or by mail to the Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund, c/o CFWNC, 4 Vanderbilt Park Drive, Suite 300, Asheville, NC 28803; memo line: Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund. Contributions of any size are much-needed and greatly appreciated.