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, 109 different agencies have been funded for a total of $ 646,908.

 1988-1999 106 grants awarded for $109,649 
 2000-2005  61 grants awarded for $91,073
 2006-2010  59 grants awarded for $128,155
 2011-2015  62 grants awarded for $142,635
 2016-2020  46 grants awarded for $137,400
2021- 2022   16 grants awarded for $27,996

 St. James Charities Foundation Grant Applications

The 2023 grant cycle will begin in March 2023 and a downloadable application form can be accessed by clicking here: 2023 Charities Application.  Prior to submitting an application, please review the revised set of general Charities Guidelines:  Charities Guidelines.  If you have any questions, please contact the Charities Executive Secretary, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..