Equity Funding



Effective teaching is one of the key factors in student success. The Asheville City Schools Foundation promotes research-based best practices in education through grants to district teachers. With this funding, teachers can pursue professional development, pay for materials for innovative classroom projects, invite professional teaching artists into their classrooms, and pursue creative strategies for promoting student success. Learn more about our grant program here

Ensuring equal opportunities and access to education for all students is central to the mission of the Asheville City Schools Foundation. Raising financial support for scholarships, funding of after school enrichment, emergency assistance for families, and our teacher grants programs from a broad spectrum of supporters is essential to our success.

Every year several children of Asheville City Schools and their families find that they need help to keep food on the table, pay utility bills, or the ability to stay in their home. The amazing Asheville community has help ensure that ACSF can help these families with contributions for emergency assistance. Help assist a family in need now!



Public education is a vital part of our democracy and the only way to ensure a path out of poverty for many students. The Asheville City Schools Foundation raises awareness about issues surrounding public education in our community and our state. As a Local Education Fund (LEF), the Asheville City Schools Foundation seeks to collaborate and share information with other such local education funding organizations. To sign up and raise your hand for Asheville City Schools go here.

Donate Now.  Contributions of any size are greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your support!