Rotary Club of Asheville

2019-20 Project List and Budget

Our club funds over 14 local and international projects with a combined total budget of nearly $100,000!


Women and Children’s Home.  Our club contributes funds and volunteers for Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Mission’s (ABCCM) Transformation Village which provides housing, training, and support for homeless women and children in Buncombe County.

2019-20 Budget:  $25,000


Honduras Medical-Dental Brigade.  The club leads an annual team to Honduras that provides dental and vision services for villagers in remote, poor areas.  The team includes physicians, technicians, and administrative volunteers that have served thousands of patients.

2019-20 Budget:  $15,500


Tennent Scholarship Program.  This fund provides needs-based scholarships to deserving Asheville High seniors.  Our club administers the entire program including applicant screening, recipient selection, and mentoring of graduates as they embark upon their college journey.  

2019-20 Budget:  $11,000


Guatemalan School.  We are partnering with a Rotary Peace Fellow, David LaMotte,  and his non-profit, PEG Partners, to build and sustain a preschool in the Mayan village of Tzanchaj, Guatemala.  Our club funds are leveraging nearly $100,000 in Rotary Global and District grants to support this project.

2019-20 Budget:  $11,000


Rotarians Against Hunger.  We partner with six area Rotary Clubs to organize, fund, and execute an annual large food packing event that provides meals for needy Western NC families.  Since 2010, Rotarians Against Hunger has partnered with Manna Food Bank to provide over two million meals to hungry families.

2019-20 Budget:  $7,500


Blue Ridge Honor Flight.  We provide leadership, volunteers, and funds to fly war veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials and honor their service.  Since 2003, the club has partnered with Blue Ridge Honor Flight to fly over 2,000 veterans to Washington.

2019-20 Budget:  $7,000


Community Grants.  Our club contributed an initial endowment and provides supplemental funding to the Community Foundation of Western NC (CFWNC) that provides annual grants to competing non-profits in the Asheville area.  In addition to funding, our club provides a team of volunteers that solicits, screens, and selects winning grant applications.

2019-20 Budget:  $5,530 (additive to CFWNC grant)   


PolioPlus.  Our club provides financial support and educational awareness for Rotary International’s program to eradicate polio around the globe.  Since its inception, PolioPlus has reduced global polio cases by 99.9% since 1988.

2019-20 Budget:  $5,000


Coins for Alzheimer Research Trust (CART).  Each week we collect donations for this program that provides funds for research to develop a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease.  Since 1995, CART has provided over $8.2M to Alzheimer’s research.

2019-20 Budget:  $5,000


Tennent Park Project.  Our club provides volunteers and funding to maintain an outdoor classroom at UNC-Asheville named in honor of former Rotary International President Buzz Tennent who was a member of the Rotary Club of Asheville.

2019-20 Budget:  $1,800


Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA).  We provide scholarship funding and volunteers in support of a weekend camp that provides leadership training for local area high school students.

2019-20 Budget:  $1,500


Folkmoot.  We provide financial support for the annual international folk festival centered in Waynesville, NC.  We believe the folk performances help break down barriers and build cross-cultural understanding.

2019-20 Budget:  $1,000


Thanksgiving Breakfast for Veterans.  Each Thanksgiving we raise funds and recruit volunteers to serve breakfast to over 100 needy veterans at ABCCM’s Veterans Restoration Quarters in Asheville, NC.

2019-20 Budget:  $600


Salvation Army Kettle Campaign.  Each Christmas our club sponsors a Salvation Army Red Kettle and provides a team of bell ringers that generates over $1,000 to needy families doing the holiday season.

2019-20 Budget:  $250



About our Club
The Rotary Club of Asheville is a group of active, engaged citizens interested in making friends, building relationships, and giving back to our community. Come check us out at one of our weekly meetings--no reservation is necessary. You can download a membership brochure under the "Documents" menu above and submit a membership application, or just CLICK HERE
Service with An Impact!
Our club works hard to make a difference in our community and internationally. CLICK HERE to learn more about 14 projects that combine dollars and sweat equity to improve our community and world!
Rotary Friendship Exchange Trip to Saumur, France
October 2019 Honor Flight
2019 Nashville Songwriters in the Round Benefit Concert
2019 David LaMotte and Friends Benefit Concert
Club Leaders
Weekly Newsletters
2019-2020 Accomplishments
CLICK HERE to view our club's proud accomplishments for this 2019-20 Rotary Year
Covid-19 Volunteering
2020 Honduras Trip
Club Events