Giving Back

The American Chestnut Foundation


The mission of The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) is to return the iconic American chestnut tree (Castanea dentata) to its native range. Using a full toolbox of approaches, their overall goal is to restore an entire forest ecosystem. In the process, TACF also hopes to create a template for restoration of other tree and plant species threatened by non-native pests and pathogens.

Join us in becoming a member with The American Chestnut Foundation.


Asheville GreenWorks

welcome-logo-gworks-logo-tight-rev.pngWith thousands of volunteers, Asheville GreenWorks engages the community in grassroots projects such as urban forestry, environmental cleanups, anti-litter and waste reduction education, creation of green spaces, care and preservation of Asheville’s rivers and trees.


Community Roots

cropped-cr-logo-v15-final-med.pngCommunity Roots is a grassroots non-profit in Asheville, North Carolina dedicated to helping communities protect the planet and dismantle corporate rule. They believe communities have the right to make decisions about what happens to our water, air and soil, over Corporations.

We stand for the rights of nature and people!


BeLoved Asheville

color-logo-e1533425715190.jpgWe believe in the power of community! You have heard it takes a village to raise a child. We believe that everyone needs a village. Each of us needs a supportive network of people in our lives, ways to use our gifts, and meaningful ways to engage the world and make a difference.

BeLoved Asheville believes they are the people we have been waiting for!  They create innovative solutions to some of the toughest challenges we face as a community.


Jubilee Community 

10959491-1540855726187706-1735482531229120937-n.jpgA vital, creative and inclusive spiritual community that celebrates the divine mystery in all of creation. Their commitment is to love and respect one another regardless of differences. They value compassion, generosity, forgiveness, creativity and play. They honor each person and their uniqueness of their journey.

Jubilee has many volunteer and service projects happening year round. We invite you to join us in volunteering and donating your time to this supportive space.


Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy

southern-appalachian-highlands-conservancy.pngSAHC works to conserve the unique plant and animal habitat, clean water, farmland, scenic beauty, and places for people to enjoy outdoor recreation in the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee for the benefit of present and future generations. 

Since 1974, they have conserved over 71,000 acres of lands and waters. We invite you to join the effort! Your membership, donations, time, energy and ideas will help meet the challenges of protecting these magnificent natural resources for ourselves and for future generations.


Survival International

survival.jpgSurvival International is the global movement for tribal peoples’ rights. They are the only organization that champions tribal peoples around the world. They help them defend their lives, protect their lands and determine their own futures.

They exist to prevent the annihilation of tribal peoples and to give them a platform to speak to the world so they can bear witness to the genocidal violence, slavery and racism they face on a daily basis.



tranzmission-logo-site-header.pngFounded in Asheville, NC on April 2nd, 2001, they quickly discovered amazing things can happen when people come together! Their membership includes nonbinary, genderqueer and gender fluid folks as well as trans women, trans men, family, friends, and allies. Their membership continues to change and evolve, and they continue to celebrate and nourish the incredible diversity within our community.


Zamani Refuge African Culture Center

zamani.jpgBased in Asheville, Zamani Refuge is non-profit dedicated to helping heal the profound after effects of the transatlantic slave trade.

Zamani seeks to develop educational materials and community actions derived from a frank view of this historic period. Such a frank view requires that we let go of blame, denial and judgment. It requires that we simply look at the legacy at all appropriate levels and manifest the integrity to take appropriate corrective actions.