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At Dogwood, we couldn’t exist without our partners – the community organizations and government entities that are helping their fellow citizens live, learn, earn and thrive, without exception. Our partners have a shared vision of making the places we call home healthier, stronger, more inclusive, better educated, economically stable and more resilient today and for future generations.

Find out more about our partners’ stories and the positive outcomes our work together is bringing to Western North Carolina. Search by partner name, strategic priority area or county to find out about the amazing work being done to close gaps, clear roadblocks, pursue opportunities and apply imaginative ideas!

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AIDS and STI Testing van and table

Advancing Life. Fighting AIDS

In 2018, ALFA started the Foothills Area Harm Reduction Mission (the Farm).

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project

The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) is committed to creating strong farms, thriving local food economies and healthy communities where farming is valued as central to our heritage and our future.
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Asheville Buncombe Community Land Trust

In 2014, the City of Asheville commissioned a report to study the effects of gentrification in the East Riverside area.

Babies Need Bottoms

Babies Need Bottoms (BNB) was established in 2017 as the only diaper bank to serve socially and economically vulnerable families in WNC.

Baptist Children’s Homes Of Clay County

Baptist Children's Homes operates two foster homes in Clay County through their Cottage Home Care program.
Man helping amputee in old wheelchair get ready for a new electric wheelchair.

BeLoved Asheville

BeLoved Asheville seeks to cultivate a transformational way of life rooted in community, creativity and equity.
Man and young boy wearing masks while standing in fishing jackets and holding paddles.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina works to make a difference by one-on-one mentoring.
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Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic

Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic exists to fill the gap in rural care by delivering high-quality emergency dental services.
Blue Ridge Health team standing together in front of mobile clinic

Blue Ridge Health

Blue Ridge Health provides a robust slate of medical services to the Western North Carolina community.
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Bountiful Cities

Bountiful Cities was founded in 2000 with the mission to create robust urban agricultural spaces.

Boys And Girls Club Of Henderson County

In the summer of 2020, the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County served nearly 250 members.
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Boys And Girls Club Of Transylvania

Today’s Transylvania Boys & Girls Club is a hub of activity with kids coming from nine area schools.
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Buncombe County Post-Overdose Response Team

The Post Overdose Response Team addresses critical gaps in care for substance use programs.
Burke Recovery Staff standing in front of desk with pink text reading "Real Talk with Real People"

Burke Recovery

Burke Recovery helps adolescents and adults in Burke County with substance use prevention and treatment.
Four C.A.R.E staff standing in front of sign that says "The Opioid Response Project"


C.A.R.E. identified the Rural Communities Opioid Response – Planning grant available from the Health Resource and Services Administration.
Center For Native Health volunteers

Center For Native Health

The Center for Native Health was established in 2009 to address disparities experienced by Indigenous communities in WNC.
Hola Carolina team posing with an assortment of Latin American Flags

Centro Unido Latino Americano

Centro Unido Latino Americano offers more than a dozen programs offering opportunities for the Latino community.

Change Agent Cooper

Change Agent Phillip Cooper creates positive change for those facing some of the same life experiences that he has faced.
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Crossnore School & Children’s Home

A child welfare organization, working with children and families that are at risk of entering the foster care system.
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Diversion Pilot Program Henderson County

Diversion Pilot Program works to reduce risk factors related to substance use disorder.
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Eagle Market Streets

Helping BIPOC business owners and workers begin to build assets and create wealth.
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Eastern Band Of Cherokee Indians

Supporting low to moderate-income households within the tribe as well as surrounding counties.
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Eblen Charities

Eblen Charities assists families and individuals in the community during times of crisis and hardship with emergency financial help.
Family of grandparents, parents, and children

El Centro (LAC) Of Henderson County

Latinx-operated community center that alleviates challenges and creates a more inclusive community for Latinx residents.

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