Strategic Partnership Funds


Timeline Update for 2020-2021 Strategic Partnership Fund Applications:

The City of Asheville had anticipated the release of the 2020-2021 Strategic Partnership Fund (SPF) application to occur in mid-January. In the interest of creating a vibrant and effective grant stream that is of maximum benefit to Asheville residents, the Housing and Community Development Committee will be considering and possibly making recommendations for process changes to the application and grant administration process at their January meeting, and the implementation of any recommendations will take some additional time. 

You are invited to attend the January Housing and Community Development (HCD) meeting if you are interested in this discussion. The meeting will be held on Tuesday January 21 2020, from 10am – noon, at Asheville City Hall, 70 Court Plaza, in the 1st floor conference room. The meeting is also live streamed and can be accessed here at the time of the meeting. The agenda and meeting materials will be posted on the HCD webpage several days prior to the meeting. 

We apologize for the delay and we hope you can join HCD for their January meeting.

The SPF application period will now open on Friday February 21 and close on Friday March 27.

If you have any questions / concerns, please reach out to Paul D’Angelo, Community Development Program Director at 828 251 4098 or by email at pdangelo@ashevillenc.gov


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: 12/31/19

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