Community Plate

What is the Community Plate?

Every two months our congregation provides support for a community partner who we believe shares our values. We encourage our congregants to learn more about these organizations and actively volunteer in the work they do.

On the first Sunday of each month, that month’s partner is invited to send a representative to the Sunday service or provide a video highlighting their work.  Then throughout the month we accept donations that go directly to the organization.  The Community Plate Committee of our Justice Ministry recommends the agencies or projects. 

Use the Donate link on the menu and select Community Plate to make an electronic donation.


Please review these guidelines before nominating a Community Plate Recipient

Nomination Form

After reviewing guidelines, please use this form to make your nomination


Click on the year tab to view the monthly Community Plate recipient program or agency.

January- Mel Hetland Scholarship Fund

February- Children First/Communities in Schools

March-Mountain Camp Scholarship Fund

Update on UUCA Community Plate Program
We are suspending the Community Plate collections starting in April until January 2021. We have deserving organizations that will be funded when we reconvene. 

June – Gentle Mothering

May – Residents Council

April – Center  for Participatory Change

March – Asheville Writers in the School and Community

February – The Marvelous Math Club

January-Mel Hetland Scholarship (Asheville City Schools Foundation Scholarship Program)


December- Holiday Giving for Congregants

November- United Community Development of WNC

October- Eagle Market Street Development Corporation

September -Sistas Caring for Sistas

July and August- Ministers’ Discretionary Fund

June- CoThinkk

May- My Sistah Taught Me That

April- YWCA Primary Enrichment Program

March- The Mountain Campership Fund

February- Building Bridges

January- Mel Hetland Scholarship


December-Holiday Giving Fund

November-Alternative Gift Fair

October-Dignity Period

September-The Literacy Council of Buncombe County

August & July-Ministers’ Discretionary Fund

June- Wild for Life

May- YTL-Youth Transformed for Life

April- Just Economics

March- Loving Food Resources

February- UUCA Scholarships

January- Mel Hetland Scholarship

December-Holiday Giving Fund

November-Hood Huggers International

October-Children First/Communities in Schools

September-Read to Succeed

July and August-Ministers’ Discretionary Fund

June-The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center

May-Bee City, USA

April-Asheville Greenworks

March-Hillcrest Motheread Group

February-UUCA Scholarship Fund

January-Pisgah Legal Services

December-Holiday Giving

November-MANNA FoodBank

October-Mel Hetland Scholarship & AVID/UNCA Scholarship


September-Building Bridges

July & August-Ministers’ Discretionary Fund

June-New Start (sponsored by Womansong)

May-Mountain Area Radio Reading

April-Southern Environmental Law Center

March-Asheville Prison Books

February-Asheville Humane Society

January-Mel Hetland Scholarship

December-Veterans Helping Veterans

November-Youth OUTright

October-Be Loved House

September-Guardian Ad Litem

August-Haywood Street Respite Care Center

July-The Mediation Center

June-The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center

May-Children First/Communities in Schools

April-The Sierra Club

March-Animal Haven of Asheville


January-Mel Hetland Scholarship

December-UU Relations Committee

November-Bountiful Cities

October-Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)


August-Read to Succeed Asheville

July-MANNA Food Bank

June-UUCA Minister’s Discretionary Fund

May-Asheville Habitat for Humanity

April-Warrior Service Dogs

March-Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)

February-Room in the Inn (RITI)January-Mel Hetland Scholarship


December-Home Free Bagels

November-Council on Aging, Buncombe County

October-Women at Risk

September-UU Relations Committee


July-National Alliance for Mental Illness

June-Minister’s Discretionary Fund

May-Habitat for Humanity

April-Asheville Sierra Club Group

March-Malawi Girls’ Hostel

February-Room in the Inn (RITI)

January-Mel Hetland Scholarship

December-Children First/Communities in Schools

November-Asheville GreenWorks

October-Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)

September-The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center

August-All Souls Counseling

July-Youth OUTright, WNC Inc.

June-Minister’s Discretionary Fund

May-Room in the Inn (RITI)

April-Canary Coalition

March-Habitat for Humanity Interfaith House

February-Homeward Bound & Hope to Home

January-Mel Hetland Scholarship

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