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

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

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

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 by clicking here: Charities Guidelines.

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