Since 1995, The McDowell Endowment, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 103 grants to 44 organizations totaling $872,346.
Dysartsville Christian Ministries received $1,500 to purchase protein foods for families.
Historic Carson House received $1,500 to reduce debt associated with the construction of the Jubilee Arbor.
McDowell Arts Council Association received $1,000 to purchase a projector for programs and meetings.
McDowell Mission Ministries received $2,500 to purchase 22 vinyl, bug-resistant mattresses.
Partnership for Children of the Foothills received $2,000 received $2,000 to assist with the dental needs of children who are not eligible for Medicaid.
YMCA of McDowell County received $1,449 to purchase food storage equipment for its youth programs.
Freedom Life Ministries - $19,000 to initiate a Former Offender Resource Project developed to address personal, transportation and technology needs of former offenders.
McDowell County Department of Social Services - $20,000 to provide dental care to uninsured adults.
McDowell Health Coalition - $20,000 to expand its Health Advisor for Employers Program, which will implement obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke prevention activities related to healthy eating and physical activity in the community, worksite and faith settings.
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.
Dysartsville Christian Ministries
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 Joy Shuford at (828) 724-4294.
Contact Marcia Whitney about the Foundation’s Affiliate Program.
4 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Asheville, NC 28803
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