Legacy of Community Outreach

Throughout their lives, George and Edith Vanderbilt made significant contributions to the people who worked at Biltmore and lived in the community. Today, we are honored to continue that tradition of community involvement and support to the people of Asheville and Western North Carolina.


“Personally, I can say that Mr. and Mrs. Vanderbilt prefer to do the right thing at the right time without beating a drum about it.”—Dr. Carl Schenck, 1909

Report to Our Community

Our Community Impact Report, produced every three years, highlights our preservation focus, environmental stewardship, and philanthropic  efforts.
Every three years, Biltmore selects areas of philanthropic focus and those efforts are centered on organizations within the counties of western North Carolina.

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Philanthropic Focus

Philanthropy Guidelines

In keeping with Biltmore’s corporate vision, we proactively support selected organizations within our community and selected areas of philanthropic focus. We take a proactive approach to investing in our community, and as such, do not accept unsolicited donation requests for financial or in-kind gifts.

Please note, all of our funds have been allocated for the coming year. Biltmore is proud to partner with The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC). Find out if your organization may qualify for funding through CFWNC’s Grant Programs or through other Funders in WNC.