The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately funded, nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., that works in the field of historic preservation in the United States. The member-supported organization was founded in 1949 by congressional charter to support the preservation of America’s diverse historic buildings, neighborhoods, and heritage through its programs, resources, and advocacy. Source: Wikipedia. Member since 2000.
Founded in the U.S. through grassroots action in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Source: Nature Conservancy Member since 2006.
Defenders of Wildlife is a 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation organization based in the United States. It works to protect all native animals and plants throughout North America in their natural communities. Source: Wikipedia. Member since 2009.
The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Source: National Audubon Society
Member since 2019.
The Sierra Club’s stated mission is “To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives. Source: Sierra Club “Policies”
Member since 2005.
The SPLC is the premier U.S. non-profit organization monitoring the activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists – including the Ku Klux Klan, the neo-Nazi movement, neo-Confederates, racist skinheads, antigovernment militias, Christian Identity adherents and others. Source: SPLC “What We Do”. Member since 1999.
Local Asheville Organizations
MANNA FoodBank is a private, not-for-profit service organization that links the food industry with over 200 partner agencies in 16 counties of WNC to get food to families’ tables. MANNA is an acronym, and stands for Mountain Area Nutritional Needs Alliance. We are a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. Source: Manna Food Bank
Homeward Bound is the community leader in best practices to end homelessness, and have been using the Housing First model since 2006. Source: Homeward Bound
This year, due to the pandemic, WNCAP (Wester North Carolina AIDS Project) is doing the annual Dine Out for Line, Dine In for Life. You support a local restaurant, give to the cause and enter to win prizes. If you’re in the Asheville, NC area, this is truly an excellent project. And in years’ past, Asheville per capita has actually had more people participating and donated more than even San Francisco or Atlanta.