Asheville City Schools Foundation

WHAT THEY DO: The Asheville City Schools Foundation’s mission is to collaborate with our community to do whatever it takes for all ACS students to thrive. Our programs are grounded in a pursuit of equity and the desire to magnify the genius, encourage the curiosity, celebrate the joy and support the aspirations of our students, teachers and staff. ACSF’s work impacts over 4,200 students and 700 educators each year through direct service programming, grant-making, youth leadership development and educational community engagement events.


  • All gifts will be matched by a generous anonymous donor up to a total match of $5,000.


  • Any gift of $20 or above will receive an ACSF “I Love Public Education” koozie.
We have been partnering with ACSF for over 10 years. Their programs are some of the most innovative in the country. We love how they remain both student-centered and community-centered at the same time.
—Kyle Garrett, United Way School Partnerships director
ACSF In Real Life After-School