Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund awards grants to 17 area Nonprofits
This year, the Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment fund made 17 grants totaling $100,850, bringing its total to $1,031,290 in contributions since it was established, according to the Black Mountain News. United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is honored to be one of those grant recipients, directly supporting the Community School work being done at Owen Middle School. The grant money we receive will directly support the Early Warning and Response System and Homework Diners in the Owen District.
The 2019 recipients represent the diverse needs of the community, Advisory Board Chair Chip Craig told Black Mountain News. “It really gives us a unique view of the needs in the community,” he said. “We see the issues associated with poverty, and the needs of our seniors and children. But a lot of it really comes back to poverty.” Read on to learn more about the creation of the Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment fund by Black Mountain native Jim Buckner as well as all of the grant recipients and the wonderful work they're doing in the Swannanoa and Black Mountain regions.
Pictured: Jim Buckner, Founder of the Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund