CFHC's Community Grants

Community Foundation of Henderson County's community competitive grantmaking program makes a big difference in our community.

Four times a year, grants are awarded to tax-exempt organizations that operate programs in Henderson County or for the benefit of Henderson County residents.

A community grant of $10,000 helped team ecco center for ocean awareness in hendersonville build an ocean learning lab for youth.

These include programs that strengthen health and human services, preserve our area's natural environment, construct buildings, and make nonprofits more self-sustaining.

Community grants are awarded from unrestricted, field of interest and donor advised funds to improve the quality of life in our community.

Grantmaking Interest Areas

    • Arts and culture
    • Civic affairs
    • Conservation
    • Education
    • Health
    • Human services

Impact Focus Areas

The Community Foundation also gives special consideration to proposals which affect the following impact areas:

    • Challenges and opportunities afforded by growth in Henderson County.
    • Poverty and its effects on Henderson County.
    • Access to health and human services.
    • Public access to the arts.

For more about CFHC's community competitive grants program, contact Senior Program Officer Lee Henderson-Hill at (828) 697-6224 or by email.


How to Apply for a CFHC Community Grant

Deadlines for the Community Grants cycles are March 1, June 1, Sept. 1 and Dec. 1.

Read the guidelines for applying by downloading CFHC's Community Grants Guidelines [PDF, 192 KB].

Apply for a grant by completing the new Community Grants Application, which is a fillable PDF.
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Contact Senior Program Officer Lee Henderson-Hill at (828) 697-6224 or by email for more information.

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