WHAT THEY DO: We keep Asheville thriving by producing diverse and eclectic programming that inspires our listeners to build connections across our communities and to discover new music and ideas.
WHAT THEY DO: ABCCM is a leading nonprofit addressing poverty, hunger, homelessness and access to health care. A family of 310 congregations and 6,068 volunteers provide basic necessities like food, clothing and limited financial assistance at four Crisis Ministry sites; the Jail Ministry, with (virtual) Bible studies and coordination of religious activities at BCDC; and the Medical Ministry, providing essential medical care with pharmacy services at no cost for the uninsured. The ministry work also focuses on helping veterans through housing and education at Veterans Restoration Quarters; and Veterans Services of the Carolinas, with training and job placement, rapid rehousing services and service coordination for veterans across 74 counties in N.C. Steadfast House provides temporary housing and training for new life skills for women and children, including veterans, all leading to a living wage and permanent housing.
$ 2820 raised so far.
WHAT THEY DO: The mission of BeLoved Asheville is to cultivate a transformational way of life rooted in community, creativity and equity that brings people from diverse backgrounds to use their voices, skills and unique gifts to create innovative solutions for some of the toughest challenges we face: racism and systemic inequities, food and housing security, poverty, and inequities in health care. Our projects include our BeLoved Village of deeply affordable micro homes; the first homeless street medic team in the nation; cultural organizing and racial healing projects via Proud to Be Brown, Asheville en Espanol and Asheville in Black; and rapid response/long-term relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.
$ 6215 raised so far.
$5000 matched so far.
WHAT THEY DO: Blue Ridge Pride advocates, celebrates, educates and serves our growing WNC LGBTQ+ population. Our vision is an inclusive community, where people are embraced for who they are and feel welcomed to engage and contribute. WNC is home to an estimated 35,000 people who identify as LGBTQ. We collaborate with WNC’s community service organizations and companies that welcome and serve our community, where family values run deep.
$ 1145 raised so far.
$500 matched so far.
WHAT THEY DO: Buncombe County is aging rapidly, and we need help to promote the dignity, independence and well-being of adults through service, education and advocacy. We combat key issues that seniors face — isolation, safety, housing, transportation and hidden hunger. Help us provide Medicare counseling, support to caregivers, grab bars, food to the homebound and more. By choosing COA, YOU transform lives.
$ 2230 raised so far.
WHAT THEY DO: Since 1984, the Mediation Center has helped community members find common ground and a way through difficult and stressful conflict. Participants are families, youths, neighbors and organizations, as well as people impacted by incarceration, who work through conflict and reach agreements on their own terms. The Mediation Center also provides supervised child visitation to ensure children can stay connected to both of their parents despite past violence or abuse. By helping community members resolve conflict, the Mediation Center creates a safer and more peaceful community for everyone.
$ 1625 raised so far.
$1625 matched so far.
WHAT THEY DO: We prevent one-time emergencies from becoming long-term struggles by using crowdfunding. A large portion of the WNC community lives on the financial edge. Without immediate help, a tough situation can turn into a catastrophic one. One missed rent payment due to illness can spiral into homelessness. Sudden car trouble can result in unemployment due to lack of transportation. When our partner agencies have a client whose path is blocked by a one-time emergency, we share the case to our network of crowdfunding donors. Once the funds are raised, the partner agency can continue seeing the client on the road to their own personal success.
$ 1556 raised so far.
$1546 matched so far.
WHAT THEY DO: A functioning vehicle opens the doors to further education, better employment opportunities and an improved quality of life. Working Wheels provides affordable, reliable transportation to local families through our Vehicle Purchase and Vehicle Repair programs. Donate your car or donate money to the Repair Fund and significantly change the life of a local family. It is not just a tax deduction, but a step toward independence for a member of our community.
$ 1970 raised so far.
$1915 matched so far.
WHAT THEY DO: The YMICC’s mission is to promote cultural preservation and elevate Black excellence through community engagement, advocacy, leadership development and economic justice. And to drive that mission forward, we have launched a $5 million capital campaign to preserve our space, grow our team of staff and create a sustaining endowment for our future.
$ 2285 raised so far.