Grant Funding & Resources for Nonprofits

Community Foundation of Henderson County is your partner for greater impact and growth in your nonprofit.

What we offer Nonprofits:

  • Grant Making: Access funding opportunities to support your organization’s mission and projects.
  • Collaboration and Leadership: Is there a community need you want to address but can't tackle alone? We are in this together for our community. Talk with us. We want to work with you to engage in collaborative initiatives to tackle community issues and achieve shared goals.
  • Management and Investment Services: Receive professional management and administration of investment services for your endowment or short-term funds.
  • Legacy Gift Planning: Want to begin a Legacy Society but don't have the time or expertise? CFHC is your partner in administration and fund agreements. We welcome the opportunity to help donors support your nonprofit mission and their wishes to leave a legacy for your organization.

Looking for insight or have a question?
Speak with Kris Merritt, CFHC's Program Officer.

Book Q&A with Kris

Grant Programs & Funding Opportunities

Community Grants

Fletcher Community Grants

  • Henderson County Service Area
  • Applications accepted on quarterly basis:
    March 1st, June 1st, September 1st, December 1st
  • Town of Fletcher Service Area
  • Proposals that underscore Fletcher's unique character, historic quality, or artistic heritage will be given highest consideration.
  • Application Deadline: October 1st

Perry N. Rudnick Grants

Field of Interest Grants

  • WNC Service Area with priority to Buncombe, Henderson, Polk and Transylvania Counties
  • LOI Deadlines: January 1st, July 1st
  • Henderson County Service Area
  • Considered on rolling basis
  • MUST have discussed proposal and eligibility with Program Officer prior to submitting application.

    Book Q&A Session with Program Officer

Work with Heart Charitable Giving Program

  • Henderson County Service Area
  • Grant Application will open in January

To view a list of past grant recipients please view our 2023 Annual Report.

CFHC Nonprofit Services & Support

Nonprofit Forum & Event Calendar
View local resouces, job postings, grant opportunities and more through the Nonprofit Forum weekly e-newsletter. You may also view the Nonprofit Calendar and submit calendar events.
Quarterly in-person gatherings for nonprofits and their leadership will be announced via our email forum.

Our board rooms downtown are available to nonprofits, free of charge. Please call for reservation details. (828) 697-6224 or email

You can provide for your nonprofits long-term sustainability with an organizational endowment or other fund. CFHC will work with you to discover what your nonprofits goals are and create a slate of recommendations for reaching those goals. We handle the fund administration, you focus on your mission.

  • Nonprofit funds held at CFHC are invested and earn returns that can be distributed, or reinvested to support your mission each year.
  • Your fund can increase through gifts from donors, operational reserves, or investment returns.
  • Can select from endowed (receive distributions from earnings) or non-endowed (may access entire capital if needed) fund options.

Start a conversation about how we can help your nonprofit build a sustainable future. We are your partner in this work.

A donor wants to make a bequest or other giving plan for your nonprofit...but you aren't sure how to go about it. We can assist you and your donor.

The donation will serve your donors intent (see: your mission), we simply administer the details and structuring of their gift to benefit your charitable purposes.

Collaboration and Leadership

Addressing Childcare for Henderson County

Community Foundation of Henderson County is proud to work alongside area nonprofits and community partners addressing the issues surrounding adequate childcare for Henderson County. This takforce is just one example of how we can partner and collaborate with you to bring multiple agencies together and address community need. Learn more about our work with the Early Childhood Taskforce.

Is there a community need you would like to address? Reach out.