Perry N. Rudnick Grants

Making a difference in people's lives since 2001.

Grants from the Perry N. Rudnick Endowment Fund serve Western North Carolina with a focus on organizations primarily located in Buncombe, Henderson, Polk and Transylvania Counties. Grants are generally used for specific projects and not operating expenses.

Deadlines for Letters of Intent are January 1 and July 1.

Rudnick Grant Guidelines

Perry Rudnick enjoyed helping maintain local hiking trails.

Established as a private foundation in 2001, the Perry N. Rudnick Endowment became a component fund of Community Foundation of Henderson County three years later in 2004.

The Community Foundation invested $6.2 million and each year a portion of the income is used to award grants. Since 2004, the Perry N. Rudnick Endowment has awarded more than 400 grants to over 125 distinct organizations totaling more than $4.3 million. Demonstrating the power of endowment, the Perry N. Rudnick Endowment Fund assets are currently more than $6.7 million.

Rudnick Fund Areas of Interest include:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Conservation
  • Health and Human Services
  • Youth




The Perry N. Rudnick Fund encourages proposals that:

  • Demonstrate collaboration
  • Affect a broad segment of the population
  • Are relevant to overall community needs and available resources
  • Enhance or improve organizations which serve clients whose needs are not met by existing services and which encourage client independence, self-sufficiency and responsibility
  • Emphasize prevention and early intervention