Thirteen local nonprofits that serve the Swannanoa Valley received funding for important projects this spring thanks to the generosity of local residents. Grants totaling $48,800 were awarded by the Black Mountain – Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund, an affiliate of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.
“These awards are possible because people who care about this community built a fund over time,” said Advisory Board Chair Lori Turley. “Nonprofits have faced so many challenges over the past year. We are pleased to award these grants to help important community organizations address the needs of those continuing to suffer from the pandemic and to aid in our community’s recovery.”
- — Asheville Area Habitat (home repairs for low-income residents);
- — Babies Need Bottoms (diapers for low-income families)
- — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina (support and training for volunteers who serve disadvantaged children from the Owen School District)
- — Bounty & Soul and Food Connection (food distribution to low-income residents);
- — Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas (access to medical treatment for Swannanoa Valley children with cancer);
- — Meals on Wheels (meals for homebound seniors); and
- — Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry (rental assistance for low-income residents).
To make a tax-deductible online contribution to the Endowment Fund, visit www.BlackMountain-SwannanoaValleyEndowmentFund.org. Donations can also be mailed 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 welcome, and help to sustain and grow the Fund for the benefit of our community.