Donate to ASAP

Your contribution is critical to strengthening local food systems across the region. You aid us in building vital connections that help local farms thrive. You help us link farmers to markets and supporters. You are the key ingredient in building healthy communities through connections to local food. Together, we build connection and community through local food.

Ways to Give

Make a Gift Today

Your gift keeps farmers farming. You aid us in building a farm to school movement and supporting educators. You are the key ingredient in building healthy communities through connections to local food. A gift today will create a better future for Appalachian farms and communities. 

Monthly Gift

You can set it, forget it, and we take care of the rest. A monthly gift is a bedrock gift for ASAP and positively impacts every mission-focused program we run year round. Monthly giving helps ASAP stay prepared year-round and be nimble when new, emerging needs arise. 

Sponsorship and Corporate Support

ASAP works with companies through strategic partnerships, corporate grants, workplace giving, and employee engagement. We strive to create opportunities that connect you and your workplace to meaningful and authentic food and farm experiences. 

Your business can sponsor ASAP’s Farm Tour, Business of Farming Conference, and/or the weekly Asheville City Market. Find out more about sponsorship to see which event aligns with your marketing goals and contact Nora Scheff, Development Director at nscheff@asapconnections.org or 828.236.1282.

Matching Gift

Increase the impact of your gift by utilizing your company’s matching gift program. Contact your company’s HR representative to see if they have a matching gift option.

Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Fund Support

You can keep farmers farming in many ways, including a gift through stocks, bonds, or mutual funds to ASAP’s brokerage account. To make a contribution, consult with your financial advisor to begin the transfer process and contact ASAP for brokerage account information.

IRA Gifts

By supporting ASAP through an IRA Charitable Rollover, you can lower the income and taxes from your IRA withdrawals. The amount of the transfer from your IRA to ASAP will not be included in your taxable income and the transferred amount can count towards your required minimum distribution.

Legacy Support

Please consider making a legacy gift to ASAP. ASAP can be named as the beneficiary of a specific amount of your estate or of specific assets. This way of estate planning can make a lasting statement to the causes you care most about. Have you already arranged for a bequest or other planned gift to ASAP? Let us know by contacting ASAP’s Development Director, Nora Scheff at nscheff@asapconnections.org or 828.236.1282.

In-Kind Support

Gifts of time, food, earned media, and more are very meaningful to ASAP. An in-kind gift can help us bring costs down, and connect you to our mission.

Interested in volunteering? Learn more about by contacting Erica Shanks at eshanks@asapconnections.org

Emergency Support

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, ASAP launched the Appalachian Grown Farmer Relief Fund in order to provide quick help to farmers through immediate needs grants and other support. In August 2021, in the wake of Tropical Storm Fred, we expanded the scope of this fund in order to provide assistance to farmers with significant loss due to natural disasters and other declared emergencies. You may designate your gift by writing “farmer relief” in the comment field.

You can also donate to ASAP by mail to the following address:

ASAP
306 West Haywood Street, Suite 200
Asheville, NC 28801

Donations are tax deductible. ASAP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its charitable solicitation license are available from the NC State Solicitation Licensing Branch at (919) 807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the state.

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