Recent Grants

Since 1996, the Rutherford County Endowment, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 211 grants totaling $1,539,953.

Photo courtesy of Rutherford Habitat for Humanity.

Grant Supports Home Repair for Veterans

Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity (RCHFH) was awarded $7,500 to provide home repairs for low-income veterans through the Hammering for Heroes program. Each year, Habitat helps between 8-12 veteran families by repairing or replacing leaky roofs, providing handicapped accessibility, repairing substandard flooring in kitchens and bathrooms, addressing unsafe porches have been repaired and undertaking other critical repairs creating health or safety concern for the residents. Surviving spouses of a veteran are also eligible to have critical repairs done. Over the past year, Habitat has built three new homes, completed twenty repair projects, opened a new ReStore, and begun to renovate space to house out of town volunteer groups.

Spring 2020 - Grants totaling $81,600

Basics Christian Ministries - $8,000 to refurbish a donated house for use as a homeless shelter.

Carolina Cross Connection - $2,500 to purchase building supplies to make necessary repairs for low-income households.

Community Pet Center - $3,000 to provide free pet food to low-income families.

Gardner-Webb University - $2,500 toward tuition for current Rutherford County undergraduate students.

Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach - $9,150 for a children's food program.

NC MedAssist - $5,000 to purchase lifesaving prescription medications for low-income, uninsured individuals.

Pisgah Legal Services - $7,500 to provide free civil legal aid to low-income families.

Rutherford Building Agriculture Relationships Now - $4,300 for farmers market marketing and outreach.

Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity - $7,500 to undertake critical home repairs for low-income veterans.

Rutherford County Senior Center - $10,000 to deliver meals to seniors.

Salem United Methodist Church/Washburn Community Outreach Center - $9,150 to expand its food pantry to serve more people.

Salvation Army of Shelby, NC (for Rutherford County) - $3,000 to meet basic needs for low-income people.

Yokefellow Service Center - $10,000 to provide utility assistance for people with disabilities.

See all grants since inception. Download Grant History.

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