What are Tipping Point Grants?
These are small grants aimed at catalyzing existing efforts in our community by strengthening current programs or facilitating creation of new projects to supplement your existing mission. Tipping Point Grants will be awarded for $5,000 per project. This year, there is a shift in focus from open-ended projects to focusing on initiatives that supplement efforts of the Commissioners’ six strategic priorities.
The intention of the program is to not only provide a financial infusion, but bolster existing community connections and communication platforms. This happens as the County increases nonprofit visibility through media awareness and as you meet other like-minded organizations through work sessions and other networking opportunities. Ultimately, we are looking to develop leaders while increasing your connections and ability to communicate your work with the community. Those efforts will also help lead to eliminating barriers such as isolation and hopelessness.
All projects will be a part of a Buncombe County-based nonprofit with 501c3 or a similar charitable IRS tax exempt designation. All individual innovators must be in partnership with a nonprofit agency.