Our Funding

As a 501(c)3 non-profit, that is funded by both public dollars and private donations, we understand just how important these funds are. Each year we use our funds to maximize the positive impact that our programs and services have on children and families!

FY 2013-2014 Funding $4,620,703, *Pass-through Funds $1,262,167


Funding Pie Chart

We invest the the majority of our funds in improving the quality of child care and making child care more affordable and accessible for working families.  Our investments also provide health and family support services.
Programs/Administered By:

Affordable Child Care

  • NC Pre-Kindergarten Program – Smart Start of Buncombe County ($1,563,739)
  • Subsidy – Eliminate the Waiting List – Buncombe County DHHS ($1,057,167) *

Quality Improvement and Maintenance

  • Child Care Health Consultation – MAHEC ($93,846)
  • Child Care Resource and Referral – Smart Start of Buncombe County ($383,734)
  • Preschool Intervention / Inclusion – F.I.R.S.T. ($133,500)
  • Sustaining Facility Quality – Smart Start of Buncombe County ($571,029)
  • Evaluation – Smart Start of Buncombe County ($70,087)
  • Shape NC – Smart Start of Buncombe County ($112,000)
  • Transition to Kindergarten – Smart Start of Buncombe County ($80,000)

Family Support

  • Play and Learn Groups – ACS Preschool ($118,000)
  • The Incredible Years – F.I.R.S.T. ($16,250)

Professional Development

  • The WAGE$ Program – NC Child Care Services ($205,000) *
  • Administration – Smart Start of Buncombe County ($215,627)

Funding Sources:

Smart Start (NCPC)
NC Division of Child Development and Early Education
Southwestern Child Development Commission
Buncombe County
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation of North Carolina
Board of Directors/Individual Giving
The Community Foundation of WNC
Corporate Sponsors