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.

Read about the history of the St. James Charities Foundation


106 grants awarded for $109,649


61 grants awarded for $91,073


59 grants awarded for $128,155


62 grants awarded for $142,635


46 grants awarded for $137,400

Learn how to apply for a St. James Charities Foundation grant

St. James Charities Foundation Grant Applications

The 2024 grant cycle will begin in March and a downloadable application form can be accessed by clicking here: 2024 Charities Application. Prior to submitting an application, please review the revised set of general Charities Guidelines by clicking here: Charities Guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact the Charities Executive Secretary.