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Biltmore Lake Charitable Fund (BLCF) Grant

Grants to Enka-Candler, North Carolina Nonprofits and Agencies
for Health, Education, and Economic and Community Development

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) - Biltmore Lake Charitable Fund (BLCF)

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

04/01/19 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $2,500 to $15,000 to North Carolina nonprofit organizations and government agencies for programs and projects that benefit the residents of the Enka-Candler community. Public School applications must be reviewed and approved prior to being submitted to the Foundation.

Priority consideration will be given to proposals that demonstrate the greatest community benefit, including those focusing on education, economic development, health care, and community development, such as the arts and quality of life issues.

Funding will be provided for programmatic needs, capital campaigns, and operating expenses.

Requests with the greatest impact will receive highest priority. The number of people served, significance of work, track record of the applicant and potential for positive outcomes will be considered.

Note: Projects should benefit the greater Enka-Candler community and not primarily the Biltmore Lake community or its residents. The Enka-Candler community includes the area south of I-40, west of I-26, north of the Blue Ridge Parkway and east of the Buncombe County boundary.

If a coordinating or partnering organization will benefit from the grant, the applicant should include a letter of endorsement from that organization.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178405

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants range from $2,500 to $15,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects should be completed within one year of the award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Tax-exempt organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and governmental entities are eligible to apply for these grants. Organizations must serve the Enka-Candler community. This is the area south of I-40, west of I-26, north of the Blue Ridge Parkway and east of the Buncombe County boundary.


Biltmore Lake Charitable Fund grants generally do not support: scholarships; sectarian religious purposes; partisan political purposes; endowment funds; deficit funding or debt retirement; festivals or one-time events such as exhibits, performances or fundraisers; or activities taking place or expenses incurred before grant decisions are made.

Pre-Application Information:

Prior to submitting an application, applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposal with CFWNC staff.

Deadlines and Dates:
- Public School applications must be reviewed and approved by the Enka Schools Foundation prior to being submitted to BLCF. The deadline for submitting proposals to the Enka Schools Foundation is March 1.
- All applicants must submit a completed online application to The Community Foundation by 5 p.m. on April 1. If the deadline date is on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is 5 p.m. the next business day.
- Funding decisions are announced in May.

Applicants will be notified by email upon receipt of their application.

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Virginia Dollar, Senior Program Officer

For technical assistance with the online grant system, contact:
Diane Crisp, Grants Manager

4 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Suite 300
Asheville, NC 28803

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: The Enka-Candler Community (i.e., the area south of I-40, west of I-26, north of the Blue Ridge Parkway and east of the Buncombe County boundary)