The Ramble Charitable Fund

Lifting Our Community

A legacy of giving back is something you become part of as an owner in The Ramble.


The Ramble Charitable Fund was established by Biltmore Farms to improve the quality of life in the area.

The primary goal of the fund has always been to enhance the local community by supporting education, economic development, health care, the arts & culture, and the environment. Initially seeded by Biltmore Farms, a portion of Ramble lot and home sale proceeds benefit the endowment fund, creating a sizable resource to support charitable projects.

It's administered by the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.

The Ramble Charitable Fund is administered by the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. Twice yearly, grant proposals are reviewed by the fund’s board. Tax-exempt and government entities that serve the South Buncombe community and not specifically The Ramble neighborhood are eligible to apply for grants.

Recent Awards & Contributions

The Ramble Charitable Fund has invested more than $500,000 into the local community.

Since 2008, the Ramble Charitable Fund has provided more than $500,000 to schools, nonprofits, and other various programs and initiatives that strengthen the local community.


Awarded to Arts for Life

For educational arts-based support services to pediatric patients and their family members in treatment at Mission Children’s Hospital’s Reuter Outpatient Center.


Awarded to Asheville Area Arts Council

For an arts and wellness program that offers free hands-on classes in drawing, ceramics, mixed media and yoga to veterans and their families.


Awarded to Guardian ad Litem Association of Buncombe County

To send children who are in DSS care to a summer camp.


Awarded to Carolina Day School/Horizons

To support students from Avery’s Creek Elementary attending a summer enrichment program at Carolina Day School.


Awarded to Children First/Communities In Schools of Buncombe County

For an in-school program that helps at-risk youth succeed in school.


Awarded to North Carolina Arboretum Society

To work with five Roberson school district teachers to develop an environmental education course in their schools.


Awarded to Getting Back to the Basics

For a Shiloh community summer camp program.


Awarded to the Emergency and Disaster Response Fund

To support nonprofit organizations serving individuals and families whose needs have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic


Awarded to the One Buncombe Fund

One Buncombe Fund is to support the basic needs of individuals who have lost employment due to COVID-19 and to provide bridge funding to small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.


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