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|2018 Grant Recipient Details|
These are the grants awarded in December 2018. Forty different charities requested a total of $576,735. We distributed a total of $320,000 to 36 local organizations in which our members are actively involved.
The maximum amount a charity could request is $20,000. The Grants Committee was comprised of Bob May (Chair), Bill Dockendorf, Sandi Heckman, Joe Neri, Jan Friedt, Susan Heinemann, Bob Irelan, and Clare Haislip.
To fund "Upskill WNC" - focused on hard-to-employ adults as they exit the criminal justice system.
Awarded: $14,500 Requested: $15,000 Sponsor: Bob Irelan
To provide and maintain art tables for pediatric patients and family members at Mission Children's Hospital.
Awarded: $6,000 Requested: $10,000 Sponsor: Jan Friedt
To support hands-on workshop experiences in ceramics, painting, drawing, music, dance, poetry, weaving, textiles, and mixed media for veterans and their families.
Awarded: $6,000 Requested: $10,000 Sponsor: Bill Dorfman
To support life skills education and programming at Steadfast House, ABCCM's transitional housing facility for homeless women and children.
To support the Safety Net Program that provides support for people that need help caring for their pets.
To present Handel's "Messiah" in its entirety in two events.
To support Music in the Schools, a program to introduce 3rd and 4th grade students to classical music.
To fund new staff members to lead year-round, out-of-school programs for at-risk youth in Henderson County.
To support the Concertmaster Studio Program of BMC within the institute's arts and education programming.
To serve children from our neighboring Estes Elementary School.
To fund "Women Do Good Works!" - a new opportunity for homeless women to participate in their work program.
To support two of the core elements of Flat Rock Playhouse's eduction initiatives - Studio 52 Family Programming and the Apprentice Program.
To subsidize the cost of delivering physical activity-based positive youth development program for 3rd through 8th grade students to 85 girls in the Roberson school district.
To purchase food and supplies for Downtown Welcome Table meals served twice each week at Haywood Street Congregation to hundreds of individuals who are struggling in poverty and/or experiencing homelessness.
To support MANNA Packs, providing critical nutrition for children in need to bridge the gap when they do not have access to a school lunch.
To purchase wholesale food for meal preparation for homebound seniors in Buncombe County.
To support an intensive after school music program, which is in its fifth year and currently serves 75 students at Hall Fletcher Elementary in Asheville.
To develop a fine arts program that will broaden their students' exposure to the arts, such as music, art, and theater.
To sponsor five local veterans on a 5-day Back Country Expedition in western North Carolina.
To support their innovative "Project EXPLORE" - a youth education program.
To support free on-site and mobile educational workshops, professional performances, and intergenerational programs for those who experience barriers to attending traditional on-site programming.
To support the Home-Grower Programs division, which serves as the education outreach and public awareness branch of OGS, specifically for backyard and homestead growers in urban, suburban, and rural settings.
To purchase 4 new Vital Sign monitors for Cancer and Infusion Center patients.
To provide low-income families free, quality legal assistance to stop domestic abuse and family violence; prevent homelessness and stabilize housing; secure health care and benefits' obtain food and income assistance.
To fund their Watershed Education Program, which is focused on getting students in their local streams and rivers to help them understand how these ecosystems operate.
To fund the increase in demand for diapers and food for low income families.
To support Leadership UNCA - a two credit course for 20 sophomore students beginning in Fall 2019; the course is taught in a unique partnership between UNC Asheville's Leadership Asheville program, The Career Center, and the Student Affairs division.
To support the UNC Asheville summer Piano Camp, a one week, non-resident day camp for local middle and high school students at intermediate and advanced levels of piano.
To support "Learning Live!" - an arts-based curriculum program designed to address the North Carolina's Standard Course of Study for K-12 students.
To support the Diabetes Wellness and Prevention Program, offering self-management education and support in order to prevent the onset and/or encourage the management of diabetes, particularly for the most vulnerable community members