A Brief History of St. James Charities Foundation 

St. James Charities Foundation was legally established as a 501 c (3) nonprofit organization in 1987. The Vestry appointed twelve persons to be the founding Board of Stewards for the Saint James Charities Foundation; nine lay members were to come from St. James and three from Henderson County. The sole object and purpose of the trust “is to meet human and community needs in the City of Hendersonville and Henderson County. Over the years, bequests have been made to the Charities Foundation and these funds are managed by outside investment administrators.

Since 1988, 105 different agencies have been funded for a total of $ 539,232.

 1988-1999 106 grants awarded for $108,074 
 2000-2005  61 grants awarded for $90,073
 2006-2010  59 grants awarded for $128,155
 2011-2015  62 grants awarded for $142,630
 2016  10 grants awarded for $25,300
 2017  7 grants awarded for $24,000
 2018  6 grants awarded for $21,000


St. James Charities Foundation Grant Applications

St. James Charities Foundation is a social outreach organization founded by St. James Episcopal Church. Since its inception in 1987, the foundation has awarded over $539,000 in grants to over 105 agencies to support those in need in Henderson County.

The next grant cycle will be Summer of 2019. Please check back in Spring 2019 for more information and the grant application. Contact Debbie Mentch, Executive Secretary for the foundation, at 828-693-7458 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..