Strategic Partnership Funds


Application Timeline Update

The timeline for releasing the 2020-2021 Strategic Partnership Fund (SPF) application has changed. The application is now planned for release in June 2020, with funding recommendations to be made in early August 2020.

The application release will be announced via the Community Development email listserv, as well as posted here. If you would like to receive email information about Strategic Partnership funding opportunities, please email Christina Harris / CD Coordinator / charris@ashevillenc.gov

Please direct any additional questions about the Strategic Partnership Fund grant cycle to Paul D’Angelo / Community Development Program Director / pdangelo@ashevillenc.gov / 828 251 4098.

We appreciate your patience as we work through this process to improve the Strategic Partnership Grant efforts.


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

2019-2020 Strategic Partnership Funding

Agency and Program: Funding Recommendation:
Asheville Writers in Schools and Communities-Word on the Street $7,500
Aspire Youth and Family- Kids at Work $5,000
Council on Aging Buncombe County- Service Coordinator for the City of Asheville $7,500
Hola Community Arts- Latino Partnership Program $3,333
Mt. Zion Community Development-Project Empower/ NAF $5,000
My Daddy Taught Me That-Youth In Public Housing Disparities $21,667
YMI Cultural Center- Restoring the YMI $10,838
YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina- Swim Equity $8,335
Asheville Art Museum Association-Early Literacy Through Art (ELTA) $1,667
Asheville Museum of Science-Closing the Achievement Gap through STEM Learning for Students and Families $10,000
Children First/ Communities in Schools- Claxton Student Support Specialist and Pisgah View $13,333
The Christine Avery Learning Center- CWA Early Learning Program $20,000
One Youth at a Time-Tutoring, Mentoring, and Education $2,662
Partners Unlimited-Academic Enhancement $16,667
Getting Back to the Basics- Community Summer Day Camp $3,167
Read to Succeed- Read to Succeed $9,667
Youth Transformed for Life-R.O.S.E.S. and M.O.S.S $21,667
Buncombe Partnership for Children – Early Childhood Workforce Development $10,667
Pisgah Legal Services-Tenant Eviction Response Program $13,333
Green Opportunities-GO YouthBuild Community Improvement Projects $13,333
YWCA of Asheville and Western North Carolina-Getting Ahead in a Just Getting By World $3,333
Aspire Youth and Family- Employ Youth $3,333
Community Action Opportunities-Life Works for the Justice Involved $4,000
Just Economics-Removing Barriers to Income Mobility $2,833
OnTrack Financial Education and Counseling-Volunteer Income Tax Assistance $7,333
River Front Development Group- African American Cultural Heritage Project $5,000
Bountiful Cities- Community Garden Network Support $3,333

last update: 3/13/20

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