OpenDoors of Asheville

WHAT THEY DO: OpenDoors of Asheville’s mission is to strengthen community by eliminating the race-based opportunity and achievement gaps for students through education. We work alongside students, parents and educators to ensure access to support and opportunities, kindergarten through college. By providing targeted academic interventions, access to transportation, housing advocacy, and diverse enrichment and employment opportunities, we envision a community in which all students thrive.


  • All donations will be “mega matched” — each dollar given will be matched by two more dollars, up to $5,000, thanks to two anonymous donors.
As a longtime volunteer and supporter of OpenDoors, I’ve had an opportunity to work closely with their amazing staff. I am so impressed with their passion, competence and commitment to social justice for the community and the families they work so closely with. And they do all that with a joy and upbeat enthusiasm that is absolutely inspiring.
—Gary Landwirth, WNC Nonprofit Pathways consultant