Asheville City Schools Foundation

Founded in 1988 by concerned parents and community leaders, the Asheville City Schools Foundation champions strong public schools in Asheville through advocacy, grantmaking, and parent and community engagement.

We believe that public education is a vital part of a successful democracy and a key element in breaking the cycle of poverty. We are committed to supporting excellence and innovation in teaching and ensuring the success of every student. These outcomes are only achieved when parents and the community are engaged in schools, therefore we strive to involve community voices and apply community resources in our schools. Since 2000, the Foundation has provided over $600,000 directly to teacher-led projects at schools and nearly $1 million to students through scholarships.

P.O. Box 3196
Asheville, NC 28802


For local information on the Fund for Teachers grant process, contact Kate Pett at
828-350-6134 or