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 (LOI) are January 1 and July 1.

Rudnick Grant Guidelines

Please be sure to click the application option labeled "Perry N. Rudnick Endowment Full Proposal (July 2020) - Invitation Only" after following the link below.

Rudnick Full Proposal Application

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