Grace Community Church received $20,000 to purchase roofing material for homes occupied by low-income residents who were unable to pay for necessary roof replacement. Photo courtesy of Grace Community Church. 

The McDowell Endowment serves donors and nonprofits.  This endowment fund was established in 1995 by caring individuals who recognized the importance of a permanent charitable capital resource to support the ever-changing needs and opportunities in McDowell County.

Contributions made to The McDowell 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.

The McDowell Endowment supports nonprofit organizations and public institutions through grantmaking. Review the guidelines and application information for The McDowell Endowment grant program for details. The deadline to apply is February 1.  

You can make a difference in McDowell County by making a tax-deductible gift of cash, securities, life insurance or real estate.  By pooling your gift with those of your neighbors, you can provide significant support for local needs.


A generous anonymous donor has contributed $59,595 to The McDowell Endowment, bringing the fund balance to $1 million. Read More

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