The McDowell Endowment

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

Brackett Town Farms was awarded $2,500 to repair and improve its petting farm that focuses on therapeutic support of people with special needs. Photo courtesy of Brackett Town Farms.

Creating a Lasting Resource

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

Learn more about The McDowell Endowment and download our printable brochure.

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.

Join people like you who love McDowell County and want the best for our communities.