The McDowell Endowment

The McDowell Endowment seeks to inspire philanthropy and strengthen charitable organizations serving McDowell County.

CareReach was awarded $5,000 for medication assistance, medical equipment and outreach materials for vulnerable residents. Photo of VITA volunteers, courtesy of CareReach.

Creating a Lasting Resource

The McDowell Endowment seeks to inspire philanthropy and strengthen charitable organizations serving McDowell County. This endowment fund was established in 1995 by caring individuals who recognized the importance of a permanent charitable capital resource to support the ever-changing needs and opportunities in McDowell County.

Contributions made to The McDowell Endowment are pooled and invested by The Community Foundation. Proceeds from the investments are used to make grants while the original gifts remain intact, continuing to grow for the benefit of future generations.

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How to Apply

Nonprofit organizations and public institutions may apply to the The McDowell Endowment for support. Review the guidelines and application information for The McDowell Endowment for more details. The deadline to apply is February 1.

How to Contribute

You can make a difference in McDowell County by making a tax-deductible gift of cash, securities, life insurance or real estate. By pooling your gift with those of your neighbors, you can provide significant support for local needs.

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