Rutherford County Endowment

The Rutherford County Endowment supports local needs today, tomorrow and into the future.

Blue Ridge Hope was awarded $4,000 to rent a building for its after-school program. Photo courtesy of Blue Ridge Hope.

Creating a Lasting Resource

The Rutherford County Endowment serves donors and nonprofits. This endowment fund was established in 1996 by caring individuals who recognized the importance of a permanent charitable capital resource to support the ever-changing needs and opportunities in Rutherford County.

Contributions made to the Rutherford County 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.

How to Apply

Nonprofit organizations and public institutions may apply to the Rutherford County Endowment for support. Review the guidelines and application information for Rutherford County Endowment grants for more details. The deadline to apply is March 1.

How to Contribute

You can make a difference in Rutherford 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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