The nonprofit Center for Community Self-Help is the umbrella organization that encompasses all parts of Self-Help, including Self-Help Credit Union, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, Self-Help Ventures Fund, and the Center for Responsible Lending. Together, we provide financing, technical support, consumer financial services and advocacy for those left out of the economic mainstream.
Center for Participatory Change (CPC) ignites collective power, transforms systems of oppression and creates intersectional spaces for healing in Asheville, NC.
The Compañeros Inmigrantes de las Montañas en Acción (CIMA) connects, strengthens and organizes communities to take action for immigrants’ rights in Western North Carolina. As a Latinx led organization, their efforts have focused on resisting oppression and mobilizing for a “positive place” for targeted and Latinx communities, one in which families can live their lives without fear of sudden detainment or deportation.
CoThinkk is a giving circle that brings together community leaders who care about the economic and social well-being of communities of color in Asheville and Western North Carolina.
Eagle Market Streets Development Corporation (EMSDC) is a non-profit organization which serves the Asheville Buncombe community in property development, economic development and access to human services. EMSDC was founded in 1994 under the leadership of Dr. John H. Grant and the auspice of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.
Equality Federation is a movement builder and strategic partner to state-based organizations advocating for LGBTQ people.
Equality North Carolina works to secure equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) North Carolinians. To accomplish our mission we tirelessly lobby the North Carolina General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments, broadcast LGBTQ news, stories and content, and mobilize our communities on issues that we understand matter most to North Carolinians, including parental rights, inclusive anti-bullying policies, employment discrimination, hate violence, privacy rights, sexuality education, adoption, youth homelessness, criminalization and HIV/AIDS.
Out in the South, an initiative of Funders for LGBTQ Issues, aims to transform philanthropy in the U.S. South to honor the fact that LGBTQ people and families are a part of every community in the region.