Rutherford County Endowment

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

L.E.A.P. (Leaders & Entrepreneurs for the Advancement & Promotion of Girls & Youth) received $3,000 for a music and education enrichment program that serves diverse youth. Photo courtesy of L.E.A.P.

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. You can make a difference in Rutherford County by making a tax-deductible gift of cash, securities or other assets.

Pool your gift with those of your neighbors to do the most good.
Generosity multiplied.

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How to Get Involved

  • Join our mailing list to stay informed about our work.
  • 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.
  • Join people like you who love Rutherford County and want the best for our communities.

Contact Melissa Edgington for more information about the Foundation’s Affiliate Program.