Since 1995, The McDowell Endowment, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 90 grants to 43 organizations totaling $795,397.
McDowell County Senior Center - $20,000 to purchase a minivan to provide medical transportation for low-income veterans.
Grace Community Church - $20,000 to complete building and repair projects for nine families living in substandard homes.
McDowell Technical Community College - $20,000 for Camp Opportunity to offer a one-week summer camp for 120 low-income, middle school children.
Western Carolina Medical Society Foundation - $14,000 to expand WIN, its interpreter network, in McDowell County to hearing-impaired and Limited English Proficiency populations.
Good Samaritan Clinic of McDowell County - $7,500 to conduct an analysis of business models best suited to provide healthcare to underserved adults and for strategic planning to implement a chosen model of success.
Historic Carson House - $1,500 to help build the Jubilee Arbor, an open air facility.
McDowell County Arts Council - $1,000 to replace a heat pump in the classroom used for summer camp and afterschool programs.
McDowell County DSS - $500 for repairs and new shelving for the food pantry.
Grace Community Church - $500 for children to attend the Upwards Sports Camps this summer.
Freedom Life Ministries - $500 for security equipment for their new location and to purchase computer software for this prison re-entry case management program.
McDowell Tech Community College - $500 towards childcare assistance.
McDowell Mission Ministries - $500 toward the costs of transporting clients.
Grants since inception.
The following nonprofit organizations have received grants from the McDowell Endowment:
Altapass Foundation, Inc.
Carson Home Restoration, Inc.
Centro Unido Latino - Americano
Community Health Council of Rutherford County
Davidson's Fort Historic Park, Inc.
East McDowell Junior High School
Endowment Fund of the Public Schools of McDowell County-McPals
First Baptist Church of Marion
Foothills Community Theatre
Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, Inc.
Foothills Industries of McDowell County
Freedom Life Ministries
Good Samaritan Clinic of McDowell County
Grace Community Church
Historic Carson House
Hospice of McDowell County Inc.
Institute of Marine & Agricultural Research Inc
Keep McDowell Beautiful
Magical Moments Therapeutic Riding Center
Manna Food Bank
McDowell Arts and Crafts Association
McDowell County Arts Council
McDowell County Department of Social Services
McDowell County Dread Disease Association
McDowell County Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
McDowell County Health Department
McDowell County Partnership for Children and Families
McDowell County Public Library
McDowell County Schools
McDowell County Senior Center
McDowell County United Way
McDowell Mission Ministry|
McDowell Technical Community College
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, McDowell County Center
North Carolina Mental Health Association
Old Fort Crisis Ministries
Old Fort Elementary School
Western Carolina Medical Society Foundation
YMCA of Western North Carolina - McDowell
Donate online or send a check to:
The McDowell Endowment
P.O. Box 55
Marion, NC 28752-0055
Or contact Advisory Board Chair Laura Dover at (828) 273-5858.
Contact Marcia Whitney about the Foundation’s Affiliate Program.
4 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Asheville, NC 28803
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