Recent Grants

Since 1996, the Rutherford County Endowment, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 262 grants totaling $1,841,523.

Photo courtesy of Special Olympics North Carolina.

Spring 2024 - Grants totaling $90,660

$5,000 to Basics Christian Ministries to upgrade its plumbing.

$3,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina for a mentoring program that serves disadvantaged youth.

$8,000 to Blue Ridge Community Health Services to purchase food for its pantry.

$5,000 to Grahamtown Team to assist in adding space for a food pantry.

$10,000 to Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach to purchase food for its pantry.

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

$4,000 to Martin Luther King Committee of New Hope Community for a Juneteenth education program.

$5,000 to Mosaic Hope to provide support for children in foster care and foster families.

$7,160 to Out Of The Ashes to support its homeless shelter operations and programs.

$8,000 to Pisgah Legal Services to provide free civil legal assistance and advocacy to low-income survivors of domestic violence and child abuse.

$4,000 to Recovery Ventures Corporation to repair and renovate the driveway of a women’s residential treatment facility.

$5,000 to Rutherford County Schools Education Foundation to purchase a box truck that will be used to pick up food for its backpack program.

$8,000 to Rutherford Housing Partnership to repair and improve homes for people with low incomes.

$9,500 to Salem United Methodist Church/Washburn Community Outreach Center to offer local meats to its clients, improve signage at the Center, provide off-site mobile food pantries and support a community event.

$2,500 to Special Olympics North Carolina to support the athletes, coaches, and volunteers of a program that serves children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

$3,000 to Yokefellow Service Center for marketing support to enhance community awareness of its thrift store and services.

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