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Grant Application Notice

In June 2020, the Board of Commissioners approved 3-year grants. Funded will be extended for current grantees until June 30, 2023, subject to budget availability and project performance.

Strategic Partnership Grants

Buncombe County invests in a thriving and sustainable community through annual Strategic Partnership Grants.


Strategic Partnership Grants Committee Information

Table: Strategic Partnership Grants Committee
DescriptionThe purpose of the Committee is to make Strategic Partnership Grant investment recommendations to the Board of Commissioners for Buncombe County. Strategic Partnership Grant funding is granted to nonprofit organizations working toward outcomes in alignment with County Commissioner goals. The meeting date is: First Thursday of every month; The meeting time is 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm; Meeting location is normally 200 College St – 1st floor conference room. Read the By-Laws here.
Term Length3 years, staggered terms
Number of Terms2
Meeting Date1st Thursday of each month, Special Meetings as needed
Meeting Time1:00 p.m.
Meeting Location200 College Street Ground Floor Conference Room

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Committee Members

Table: Strategic Partnership Grants Committee Members
District Number Member
District 1 Vacant
District 1 Paul Tax
District 1 Liz Ward
District 2 Annie Carpenter
District 2 Douglas Clarke
District 2 Kevin McAbee
District 3 Kate Burger
District 3 Chuck Rosenblum
District 3 Rebecca Strimer

Locate & Contact

Strategic Partnership Grants


Rachael Nygaard
Director of Strategic Partnerships
200 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801
P. (828) 250-6536

Community Investment
200 College Street, Suite 300
Asheville, NC 28801

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