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Community Support Overview & Application

Asheville Savings Bank is committed to helping the communities that we serve by investing our time and our financial resources. Our Community Support Program has contributed millions of dollars in financial support as well as thousands of volunteer hours over the years to help improve the quality of life for our friends and neighbors in Western Carolina.

Due to large number of community sponsorship requests received, all decisions regarding requests are made by an internal sponsorship committee that reviews each request and strives to respond to them in a balanced and equitable manner. We regretfully have to decline many worthy applications as the number of requests submitted are in excess of our giving capacity.

If you would like to submit an application for a community sponsorship, please fill out and submit the online application form below or you can also send your request to the following address:

Asheville Savings Bank

Attention: Sponsorship Committee

PO Box 652

Asheville, NC 28802 

Requests made via telephone, fax or otherwise will not be considered. Funding requests are accepted at any time but will only be reviewed on a quarterly basis. The requesting organization will be contacted regardless of whether or not the request is granted after your application has been reviewed by the Sponsorship Committee.



Community support and sponsorship applications for organizations should meet the following criteria:

  • The proposal must serve residents located in the counties in which we serve: Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania, Mecklenburg, McDowell, and Madison County.

  • Organizations should be tax exempt, IRS section 501(c) 3

  • Only one community sponsorship will be awarded to an organization per calendar year. If renewed funding is desired, the organization must submit a new request each calendar year. Renewed funding requests are recommended to be submitted in September or October so that they can be considered for the next year’s budget.

  • We consider sponsorship proposals from a wide variety of organizations. Preference is given to projects and activities that fall within our specific giving priority of supporting basic needs (shelter, food and housing), have broad-based support, offer an opportunity for employee volunteer involvement and also provide positive recognition for Asheville Savings Bank. We will also consider requests for education programs that are focused on serving low income populations in our service areas.

  • All programs, projects and events for which you seek funding must comply with the bank's diversity policy.
  • Requests should be submitted a minimum of 12 weeks in advance of any event for consideration.  


Community support and sponsorship applications will not be considered for the following:

  • Individuals and families

  • Organizations or events which are not open to members of the general public

  • Political, governmental, and labor groups

  • Religious organizations, except non-sectarian social service programs that are open to the public

  • Fundraising events or scholarships for public or private educational institutions for grades K-12, including associated athletic teams and  clubs

  • Membership fees or dues

  • Memorials

  • Pageants

  • Research projects

  • Youth Sports Teams

Asheville Savings Bank Community Support Application Form

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The undersigned certifies that they are authorized to represent the organization applying for a contribution and that the information contained in this application is accurate. The undersigned agrees that if a contribution is awarded to the organization: (1) the contribution will be used for the purpose outlined in the award letter and may not be expended for any other purpose without prior written approval from Asheville Savings Bank, (2) Asheville Savings Bank has received nothing of material value, aside from noted sponsorship benefits, in exchange for the contribution.


For general inquiries contact us at:
800 222 3230 | | PO Box 652, Asheville, NC 28802

Copyright 2017. First Bank is doing business as Asheville Savings Bank until March 16, 2018.