WHAT THEY DO: Asheville FM is volunteer-driven, community radio at its best. Programming includes community-focused news and talk radio in both English and in Spanish and the most eclectic, free-form mix of music in Western North Carolina. More than just a radio station, Asheville FM is a nonprofit with the mission to impact our community in positive ways. Our services include youth and community podcasting bootcamps, a live performance studio and partnerships with other organizations that help bring attention to the musicians, artists, activists and movers and shakers of Asheville.
WHAT THEY DO: The Asheville Tool Library is a fast-growing nonprofit offering over 1,500 tools for community members to share. We are 100% volunteer run and currently have more than 350 members. We have ambitious plans to continue growing our inventory of tools, increasing the number of scholarship and low-income memberships, expanding our hours of operation and broadening our roster of tool workshops and community programs, such as our free tool sharpening events. We welcome new volunteers and members as well as donations of quality tools.
$ 175 raised so far.
WHAT THEY DO: As Asheville’s urban agriculture resource, we encourage self-reliance, cooperation and stronger communities through providing opportunities to grow, harvest and eat fresh local produce. We develop community spaces that serve as models for equity and sustainability through organic food production, water conservation, ecological building, cooperative economics, leadership development and community celebration.
$ 366 raised so far.
WHAT THEY DO: Our mission is to promote the dignity, independence and well-being of adults through service, education and advocacy. Each year, Council on Aging staff members answer thousands of calls and assist hundreds of individuals in accessing services and support. In 2018, we secured more than $2 million in benefits for older adults, which allowed them to purchase food and pay for heating and medications that they were otherwise unable to afford.
$ 575 raised so far.
$175 matched so far.
WHAT THEY DO: The Mediation Center has helped community members find common ground and a way through difficult and stressful conflict since 1984. Participants are families, youth, neighbors and organizations as well as people impacted by incarceration. We also provide supervised visitation services to ensure that children can stay connected to both their parents despite previous disputes. By helping people resolve differences, The Mediation Center creates a safer and more peaceful community for everyone.
$ 330 raised so far.
$270 matched so far.