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HENDERSONVILLE – The deadline for nonprofits to apply for the next round of Community Foundation of Henderson County’s competitive general grants is 5 p.m., Monday, June 3.

The Community Foundation’s general competitive grants program makes a significant difference in the community by awarding grants to tax-exempt, 501(c) 3 organizations that operate programs in Henderson County or that operate programs for the benefit of the residents of Henderson County.

Interest areas addressed by the Community Foundation’s general competitive grants are arts and culture, civic affairs, conservation, education, health, and human services. The Community Foundation also gives special consideration to proposals which affect the following impact areas: challenges and opportunities afforded by growth in Henderson County; poverty and its effects on Henderson County; access to health and human services; and public access to the arts. The Community Foundation has four competitive grants cycles a year.

Web pages with more details about the general grants application process can be found at under the “Grants and Scholarships” tab in the navigation bar or by contacting Vice President of Community Philanthropy Kathryn McConnell at (828) 697-6224 or

Since 1982, the Community Foundation of Henderson County has offered a variety of ways to impact the community through philanthropic giving. Individuals, families and organizations establish funds at the Community Foundation to carry out their charitable giving now and in the future.

This past fiscal year, the Community Foundation distributed more than $2.3 million to nonprofit organizations and scholarship seekers in the Henderson County area and beyond. With assets of more than $78 million, the Community Foundation manages more than 505 funds, each with its own unique purpose which is usually specified by a donor. Most are permanent funds called endowments, which provide philanthropic support forever. Learn more about and connect with the Community Foundation by calling (828) 697-6224 or by visiting or the Foundation’s Facebook page.

-Press release from the Community Foundation of Henderson County, shared May 28.

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