Rutherford County Endowment Awards $81,600 in Grants

(April 2020) The Rutherford County Endowment awarded thirteen grants totaling $81,600 to Rutherford County nonprofits in its recent grant cycle. The Rutherford County Endowment, in partnership with CFWNC, has awarded 211 grants totaling $1,539,953.

“The Rutherford County Endowment is here to support nonprofits by providing local dollars for local programs,” said Advisory Board Chair John Condrey. “Especially now, when the COVID-19 pandemic is changing demands on organizations, these permanent charitable resources devoted to supporting Rutherford County nonprofits are crucial. These awards are possible because people who care about this community built a fund over time to help in challenging situations. These grants support important community organizations as they continue the work we all depend on them to do.”

The 2020 grants are:

$8,000 to Basics Christian Ministries

$2,500 to Carolina Cross Connection

$3,000 to Community Pet Center

$2,500 to Gardner-Webb University

$9,150 to Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach

$5,000 to NC MedAssist

$7,500 to Pisgah Legal Services

$4,300 to Rutherford Building Agriculture Relationships Now

$7,500 to Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity

$10,000 to Rutherford County Senior Center

$9,150 to Salem United Methodist Church/Washburn Community Outreach Center

$3,000 to Salvation Army of Shelby, NC, for Rutherford County

$10,000 to Yokefellow Service Center

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: Jane Alexander Bell, John Condrey (Chair), Lucille Dalton, David Eaker, Nancy Giles, Jackie Hampton, Sally Lesher, Keven McCammon, Mike Tanner, Judy Toney and Diane Warner.

For more information about the Rutherford County Endowment, contact Advisory Board Chair John Condrey at 828-657-5768.