Recent Grants

Since 1995, The McDowell Endowment, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 207 grants totaling $1,348,016.

Photo courtesy of Black Mountain Counseling Center.

Spring 2024 - Grants totaling $53,300

$2,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina for a youth mentoring program that serves children from disadvantaged families.

$5,000 to Black Mountain Counseling Center to provide mental health services to people with low incomes.

$4,500 to CareReach for outreach events that help residents access health information, resources, and services.

$2,500 to Centro Unido Latino-Americano to provide crisis assistance to people with low incomes.

$5,000 to East Marion Pentecostal Holiness Church/East Marion IPHC en EspaƱol to purchase a van to provide transportation for bilingual students to attend classes.

$4,300 to McDowell Arts Council Association to teach piano to public elementary students.

$5,000 to McDowell County Emergency Medical Services to provide lockboxes and smoke detectors for elderly or medically-fragile people.

$5,000 to Mercy Fund Animal Rescue to provide veterinary care for pets of people with low incomes.

$5,000 to Mission Ministries Alliance for food and essential supplies for an overnight homeless shelter.

$5,000 to New HOPE of McDowell to provide housing assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

$5,000 to Pisgah Legal Services to provide free civil legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence.

$5,000 to YMCA of Western North Carolina to provide elementary-aged children access to day and afterschool camps.

See all grants since inception. Download Grant History.

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