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, 106 different agencies have been funded for a total of $ 611,412.

 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
 2016-2017  17 grants awarded for $49,300
 2018-2019  15 grants awarded for $43,000
 2020  14 grants awarded for $20,600

 

St. James Charities Foundation Grant Applications

The 2021 grant cycle will begin in May, 2021 and application forms will be made available at that time.  A revised set of general Charities Guidelines is currently available for downloading, however, and should be reviewed prior to any submission.  Charities Guidelines  If you have any questions, please contact David Marshall, Executive Secretary, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..