Strategic Partnership Funds

 

 


What are Strategic Partnership Funds (SPF)?

 

Strategic Partnership Funds are locally paid for out of the City’s general fund. The Strategic Partnership Fund provides funding for nonprofit organizations that serve Asheville residents. Available funding and funding priorities are determined annually by the Asheville City Council. The Housing and Community Development Committee makes its funding recommendations to City Council. The purpose of the Fund is to directly support the Asheville City Council’s 2036 Vision. Proposals for funding each year must demonstrate how the applicant will directly support this vision. Priority is given to applicants that further the Asheville City Council’s Vision 2036 by:

  • Creating opportunities for economic mobility.
  • Addressing disparities in low-wealth neighborhoods, such as health, housing and educational inequities.
  • Developing partnerships to support Asheville City Schools and programs that close the achievement gap.
  • Improving food security and healthy food availability in food deserts.
  • Providing support for small, local, homegrown and minority-owned businesses.
  • Providing services that directly support affordable housing and increased employment opportunities, such as child care, transportation, and job training

Funding History

Below, please find information on current and past Strategic Partnership Funding awards.

 

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