Rutherford County Endowment Awards $36,750 in Grants

(April 2021) Rutherford County Endowment awarded nine grants totaling $36,750 to Rutherford County nonprofits in its recent grant cycle. The Endowment, in partnership with CFWNC, has awarded grants totaling $1,576,693.

“These awards are possible because people who care about this community built a fund over time,” said Advisory Board Vice Chair David Eaker. “Nonprofits have faced so many challenges over the past year. We are pleased to award these grants to help important community organizations address the needs of those continuing to suffer from the pandemic and to aid in our community’s recovery.”

The 2021 grants are:

$4,740 to Basics Christian Ministries to provide homeless and low-income people with laundry and shower facilities.

$5,000 to Chase Corner United Methodist Ministry to assist low-income people with rent.

$3,000 to Grahamtown Team for educational support to children who need assistance with remote learning.

$4,000 to Least of These Carolinas to provide monogrammed duffel bags packed with items and clothes for children transitioning into foster care.

$4,000 to NC MedAssist to provide medication for low-income people.

$5,000 to Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity for home repairs for low-income veterans.

$3,000 to Rutherford Housing Partnership to replace roofs for low-income families.

$5,000 to Salem United Methodist Church/Washburn Community Outreach Center to add climate control to a storage facility used for food distribution to low-income people.

$3,000 to Yokefellow Service Center to provide medical equipment for low-income people.

In 1996, local residents established the Rutherford County Endowment as a permanent charitable endowment to meet local needs. Gifts added to the Fund’s principal are preserved and invested, while grants from the Fund support nonprofits in Rutherford County. To make a tax-deductible contribution, donate online or by mail to the Rutherford County Endowment, c/o CFWNC, 4 Vanderbilt Park Drive, Suite 300, Asheville, NC 28803, memo line: Rutherford County Endowment. Contributions of any size are welcome.

The local volunteer Advisory Board includes: John Condrey, Lucille Dalton, David Eaker, Nancy Giles, Jean Gordon, Jackie Hampton, Sally Lesher, Keven McCammon, Tommy Miller, Jill Miracle, Mike Tanner, Judy Toney (Chair), Diane Warner and Michelle Yelton.