North Carolina Grants and Foundations
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A. J. Fletcher Foundation
The Foundation’s particular focus is on human services and education using grants and partnerships with other charitable organizations to give voice to North Carolinians who have no voice.
A.E. Finley Foundation
The A. E. Finley Foundation, Inc., is a Private Foundation incorporated in the State of North Carolina. The Foundation operates no programs of its own, but makes grants to other appropriate tax–exempt organizations.
Alleghany County Community Foundation
The Alleghany County Community Foundation was established to serve the needs of local nonprofit organizations, donors and charitable causes. The Alleghany County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. The Alleghany Opportunity Fund enables the Alleghany County Community Foundation to respond to changing community needs and to enhance the quality of community life within the county.
Anson County Community Foundation
The Anson County Community Foundation was established to serve the needs of local nonprofit organizations, donors and charitable causes. The Anson County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.
Ashe County Community Foundation
The Hermantown Community Fund, an affiliate fund of the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, was created in 2005 to serve as a resource for the Hermantown Community. Unrestricted Funds are generally granted for initiatives that meet the changing needs of the Hermantown region in the following five areas: Arts, Civic Projects, Education, Environment, Human Services.
Belk Foundation - North Carolina & Multiple States
The mission of The Belk Foundation is to support deserving educational, religious, cultural, social, and human services causes and organizations “for the up–building of mankind,” including: educational institutions (public education foundations, colleges and universities); community–based human services organizations; hospitals and other healthcare organizations. Geographic focus areas: While The Belk Foundation’s gifts have been concentra…
BJH Foundation - Jewish Seniors - North and South Carolina
The BJH Foundation for Senior Services is a private foundation that was formed as a successor to the Blumenthal Jewish Home for the Aged (the “Home”), which was established in Clemmons, NC in 1962. Grants are awarded to meet a variety of physical, mental and social needs of Jewish seniors. The Foundation desires to support new innovative, community–based programs with an emphasis on special or unmet needs of seniors, particularly in areas where servi…
BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Foundation
Our primary objective is to invest in clearly–defined, innovative grants that further our mission of improving the health and well–being of North Carolinians. We embrace an outcomes approach to grantmaking, and are committed to proactively supporting organizations and programs capable of attaining measurable results.
The Foundation considers grant requests, primarily in the Charlotte region and within the State of North Carolina, in the following areas: Arts and Science, Civic and Community, Education, Environment, Foundation Affiliates, Health, Jewish Institutions and Philanthropies, Religious and Interfaith, and Social Sciences.
Bobcats Charitable Foundation - Charlotte
The Bobcats Charitable Foundation seeks to support programs that promote the healthy mind, body and spirit of children and youth. Grants will be awarded to groups that demonstrate strong evidence of reaching a large population of those in need, have been successful with high–impact service delivery, and possess quality organizational management leadership. Programs and services provided by groups should promote the importance of literacy and educatio…
Brady Education Foundation
The Foundation targets giving to research concerning early education and non–profit organizations that promote student achievement. The current focus is on young children (infancy through third grade) with emphasis on research and non–profit programs based in North Carolina, although the board may consider projects with children up through grade 12 and in other locations.
C. Louis Meyer Family Foundation - NC, SC, Chicago
The C. Louis Meyer Family Foundation provides grants to non profit organizations – classified by the Internal Revenue Service Code as 501c(cX3) – that provide services in the areas of Education, Community and Civic Affairs, Health, the Arts, Religion and our Youth. Grants will tend to be made to smaller organizations located in areas where our trustees reside which include but are not limited to the Sandhills area of North Carolina, South Carol…
Cabarrus County Community Foundation
The Foundation will be supporting the 2008 Cabarrus County Community Needs Assessment focusing specifically on three key issues and needs noted below. Proposals outside these areas will not be considered. Work Force Development, Dropout Prevention and Literacy, Healthcare Affordability “ Prevention and Screenings.
Historically, the principal grant fields have been healthcare, primarily in the local area, and education, especially independent liberal arts colleges in the Piedmont and Western regions of the state. In recent years, there has been an increase in grants to human and social service programs and organizations. A limited number of grants are made in the fields of arts and culture, historic preservation and environmental concerns. Grants in the area of relig…
The Cannon Foundation, began in 1943, much as a corporate foundation, with giving focused on communities where Cannon Mills plants were located. Virtually all giving is in North Carolina, and over the past few years has expanded from just the local area to reach from Manteo to Murphy. However, the highest priority continues to be Cabarrus County and related communities, followed by the Piedmont region, and then rural areas of North Carolina. Normally, gran…
Cape Fear Memorial
The Cape Fear Memorial Foundation is a private, non–operating foundation located in Wilmington, North Carolina. Its primary purpose is to serve the health and medical needs of the people of Southeastern North Carolina. It supports charitable not–for–profit organizations providing health and medical services and health education.
Carolinas Credit Union Foundation - NC, SC
The Carolinas Credit Union Foundation is the cooperative charitable organization representing the credit unions of North Carolina and South Carolina, their members, and their communities.
Cary Community Foundation
The Cary Community Foundation was created by citizens interested in making the Town of Cary an even better place to live. We hope to bring citizens together, giving everyone an opportunity to be involved in bringing great projects to fruition and supporting important causes. Areas of funding interest include Arts and Culture, Family and Children or Community Development.
The Cemala Foundation is particularly interested in programs that move forward its vision for Guilford County in which: Every child is developmentally ready to start school, A 21st century education is available to all, All employable citizens earn a living wage in a vibrant economy, All citizens live in safe and affordable housing. Generally, grants are limited to projects which benefit the citizens of Guilford County, North Carolina. Occasionally, proje…
Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund
The Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund, Inc. was established in 1941 by Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Keesee of Martinsville, Virginia, for the purpose of aiding worthy men and women to obtain an education. You must be a resident of Virginia, North Carolina or South Carolina for a minimum of twelve months immediately prior to entering any educational institution.
Cherokee County Community Foundation
The Cherokee County Community Foundation was established to serve the needs of local nonprofit organizations, donors and charitable causes. The Cherokee County Unrestricted Endowment Fund enables the Cherokee County Community Foundation to respond to changing community needs and to enhance the quality of community life within the county.
Cherokee Preservation Foundation
We are help members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and our neighbors preserve Cherokee culture, create economic development opportunities, and renew the environment in the Qualla Boundary and the seven counties of North Carolina in which tribal lands are located.
Clay County Community Foundation
The Clay County Community Foundation was established to serve the needs of local nonprofit organizations, donors and charitable causes. The Clay County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.
Community Foundation of Burke County
The Community Foundation of Burke County is a nonprofit rganization that has served the Burke County community since 2000 by professionally managing charitable funds created by individuals, families and organizations, and by using those funds to make grants that address the changing needs of our community. Community Grants allow the Foundation to make grants to tax–exempt, 501(c)(3) organizations that have programs benefiting the residents of Burke C…
Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro is dedicated to strengthening the community for both present and future generations through grant making and initiatives. Grants are made in a number of areas: community building, cultural and civic programs, arts, community development, health, social services, and other fields where opportunity exists to benefit the Greater Greensboro community.
Community Foundation of Henderson County
In the past year 225 organizations received approximately $2.5 million. These grants were awarded in the areas of arts and culture, health and human services, education, civic and community affairs, animal care, conservation and religious programs.
Community Foundation of Southeastern North Carolina
The Community Foundation of Southeastern North Carolina is here as a resource to individuals and organizations in Southeastern North Carolina with philanthropic desires. We want to make charitable giving easy¡ We are also here to assist in the development and sustainability of the nonprofit sector within our region. We serve the charitable giving and philantropic needs of New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick, Bladen, and Columbus counties. The Foundation a…
Community Foundation of Western North Carolina
The mission of the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina is to support nonprofits/public organizations in the 18 mountain counties. To be eligible for funding the organization must be located in one of the following counties: Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, or Yancey.
Cumberland Community Foundation
The Cumberland Community Foundation exists to foster creative change, to encourage and test new ideas, and to work for the common good of all citizens of Cumberland County and the surrounding area. The Foundation has defined the following six as Interest Areas Arts, Culture, & Recreation, Civic Engagement, Economic Development & Community Advancement, Education, Scholarships, Environment, Health & Human Services.
Dale Jarrett Foundation
The Dale Jarrett Foundation, formed by Dale and Kelley Jarrett in February of 2002, is dedicated to assisting charitable causes primarily in the Catawba Valley of Western North Carolina, as well as other North Carolina and national charities. The Dale Jarrett Foundation will provide contributions and grants for the religious, physical, social and educational needs of children and families trying to cope in today’s society.
Davie Community Foundation
The Foundation will concentrate its grant making on proposals from non–profit organizations within Davie County that address Youth or Literacy issues. Proposals must benefit, in general, all of the citizens of the county. In an effort to strengthen community leadership, requests for Capacity Building and strengthening of non–profit organizations that impact these areas will be considered. Unrestricted funds and donations allow the Community Fou…
The Foundation supports a wide range of programs that benefit children newborn to 18 years of age in Dell’s principle US locations, and welcomes proposals from non–profit organizations that address the health and human services, the education, and the technology access for youth.
The Endowment’s mission is to serve the people of North Carolina and South Carolina by supporting selected programs of higher education, health care, children’s welfare, and spiritual life.
Dunspaugh–Dalton Foundation, Inc. (“DDF”) has assisted qualifying, exempt 501(c)(3) organizations in achieving charitable goals. The areas of concentration have been cultural, educational, health and human services, religious and youth activities. Historically, most grants have been in Miami–Dade Florida, Monterey/Northern California and North Carolina.
Duplin County Community Foundation
The Duplin County Community Foundation was established to serve the needs of local nonprofit organizations, donors and charitable causes. The Foundation Unrestricted Endowment enables the Duplin County Community Foundation to respond to changing community needs and to enhance the quality of community life within the county.
Fluor Foundation - AK, CA, LA, NY. SC, NC, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, Wash DC
The Fluor Foundation has a long history of investing in communities, nonprofit organizations, and education. Since its inception in 1952, the foundation, along with Fluor Corporation, has contributed more than $145 million to projects around the world. Areas of funding interest include Education, Human Services, Culture, Public/Civic Affairs. Geographical focus areas: AK, CA, LA, NY. SC, NC, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, Wash DC.
Foundation For The Carolinas: North & South Carolina
The Foundation For The Carolinas inspires philanthropy and strengthens our region through innovative community initiatives and quality services to donors and constituents. Most of the Foundation’s affiliated community foundations have competitive grantmaking programs which support numerous vital programs in their communities.
Glass Foundation - North Carolina
The Glass Foundation is a private family foundation based in Asheville, NC. Grants are focused on three areas: Child Development, Environmental Education & Preservation, and Historic Preservation.
Golden LEAF Foundation
Golden LEAF’s mission is to promote the social welfare of North Carolina’s citizens and to receive and distribute funds for economic impact assistance to economically affected or tobacco–dependent regions of North Carolina. Golden LEAF™s grantsmaking focuses on three priorities: agriculture, job creation and retention, and workforce preparedness. Projects that focus on other opportunities to support and develop economic strength in…
Graham and Carolyn Holloway Family Foundation - TX, NC, CO
The mission of the Graham and Carolyn Holloway Family Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for those people in our communities who are least likely to be able to do that on their own; aiding primarily, but not exclusively: the elderly, individuals with developmental and/or physical disabilities, the chronically or terminally ill, and disadvantaged children. The Foundation limits grants by geographic location, giving consideration to agencies in Tex…
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Greater Greenville Community Foundation
The Greater Greenville Community Foundation has distributed nearly a half million dollars in grants to many nonprofit organizations while in addition provided over $150,000 in scholarships to high school students throughout eastern North Carolina. The Foundation makes grants to charitable organizations serving the greater Greenville, Pitt County area of North Carolina through a competitive grants process. Final grant decisions rest with our Board of Direct…
Harold H. Bate Foundation
The mission of the Harold H. Bate Foundation is to offer financial support to the communities of Craven, Pamlico and Jones counties and East Carolina University. Any qualified organization serving Craven, Pamlico or Jones Counties may apply for a grant from the Foundation by completing the designated application form. Grant deadlines are October 1st and May 15th of each year. Details on submitting a proposal are included in the guidelines that you will rec…
Harrah’s Foundation - AZ, CA, IL, IN, IO, LA, MS, MO, NC, NJ, NV, PA, TN
The Harrah™s Foundation focuses its philanthropic efforts on three categories: Seniors “ community–based programs that enhance the lives of seniors are our primary philanthropic initiative. Education “ community–based programs that enhance educational opportunities and resources for students seeking higher education. Civic “ broadly defined as local programs that are vital to the success of each of our communitie…
Hayes Family Foundation
The Hayes Family Foundation exists to promote intergenerational family unity by using venture philanthropy to enhance the effectiveness of worthy organizations within our communities. Areas of funding interest include: Women and families ” including programs that promote independence and empowerment. Programs that promote independence and empowerment. Education ” such as child mentoring and after school programs. Job Training ” for…
Haywood County Community Foundation
The Haywood County Community Foundation was established to serve the needs of local nonprofit organizations, donors and charitable causes. The Haywood County Unrestricted Endowment Fund enables the Haywood County Community Foundation to respond to changing community needs and to enhance the quality of community life within the county.
High Point Community Foundation
The Community Foundation is often a “first funder” giving seed money to new or existing programs that address emerging community opportunities or needs. The Foundation™s other major focus is improving the effectiveness and building the capacity of the greater High Point area nonprofits through technical assistance grants. Areas of funding interest include Education, Health, Social Services, Social Justice. Other interests include; serving abus…
John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation
The John W. & Anna H. Hanes Foundation is used exclusively for such charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes as a majority of the individual Trustees shall determine. The Foundation has always been interested in improving the life of the citizens of North Carolina and will continue to support this interest. This Foundation has a primary interest in Winston–Salem and Forsyth County where it is located.
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust was established in 1947. The mission of the Trust is to improve the quality of life and quality of health for the financially needy of North Carolina. The Trust accomplishes its work and seeks to fulfill its mission through two divisions: the Health Care Division and the Poor and Needy Division. The Poor and Needy Division seeks impact through two program areas: Increasing Self Reliance and Providing Basic Needs. The H…
Lincoln Financial Foundation
The Lincoln Financial Foundation’s approach to local philanthropic giving reflects Lincoln Financial’s strong connection to its communities. Recognizing that the employees in its affiliate offices can best determine the needs of their respective communities, Lincoln Financial has created an employee giving network by establishing local Charitable Contribution Committees in our primary business locations. These committees review grant proposals, m…
Madison County Community Foundation
The Madison County Community Foundation was formed on the belief that individuals working together are a powerful agent for change. Our goal is simple “ to enhance the quality of life for every citizen of Madison County through fostering county–wide philanthropy. The priorities of the foundation are arts and culture, education, economic development, civic affairs, health and human services. Supporting agencies who share our priorities through…
Marion Stedman Covington Foundation
The Foundation’s focus is historic preservation. Cultural and educational requests are considered if related to historic preservation.
Mebane Charitable Foundation - Early Childhood - NC, KY, NY, CA
The Mebane Charitable Foundation was founded by G. Allen Mebane IV in 1992. Since 2000, the Foundation has pledged and awarded grants totaling more than $8,500,000 to organizations in North Carolina, Kentucky, New York and California. In recent years the Foundation has narrowed its focus significantly, with the majority of its funding directed toward improving public education in North Carolina, but more specifically in Davie and surrounding counties. The…
Michael & Laura Brader-Araje Foundation
The Michael & Laura Brader–Araje Foundation was created in the year 2000 to support key social needs with innovative programs. Based in Durham, this private foundation focuses primarily on grantmaking in the state of North Carolina. The Foundation provides grants for start–up programs, as well as innovative programs within established nonprofit organizations. Areas of funding interest include Community Programs, Education, Health, Special P…
Moses Cone ~ Wesley Long Community Health Foundation
Its mission is to to invest in the development and support of activites, programs, and organizations that measurably improve the health of people in the geographic area served by Moses Cone Health System. The Community Health Improvement Fund (CHIF) grants are intended to provide seed money, start–up funding, or venture capital to organizations seeking to address emerging or critically important health issues, start new programs, demonstrate the effe…
New Hanover County Community Foundation
The New Hanover County Community Foundation Unrestricted Endowment Fund enables the New Hanover County Community Foundation to respond to changing community needs and to enhance the quality of community life within the county.
North Carolina Arts Council
The mission of the Arts Council is to make North Carolina a better state through the arts. The Arts Council provides technical assistance, information resources, and over 1,000 grants each year to nonprofit organizations and artists. It has a 24–member board appointed by the Governor, a 26–member staff, and serves as the steward of state and federal funds appropriated for the arts.
North Carolina Community Foundation
The North Carolina Community Foundation is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made nearly $63 million in grants since its inception in 1988. The Foundation partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 66 counties across the state. An important component of the Foundation mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national le…
North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation
The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation supports activities in North Carolina that help meet the educational and health needs of today’s society and future generations. The Foundation focuses on programs that emphasize the understanding and application of health, science and education at all academic and professional levels.
Palmer Foundation - MD, NC, VA. DC, IL, WI
Rogers and Mary D. Palmer established The Palmer Foundation, a 501(c)(3) foundation, in 1990. The trustees believe in honest, open communication, creativity, education and individual empowerment. The foundation’s geographical region is limited to the Mid West states (Wisconsin & Illinois) and the Mid Atlantic states (Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington DC), unless one of the directors has a personal interest elsewhere.
Pender County Community Foundation
The Pender County Unrestricted Endowment Fund enables the Pender County Community Foundation to respond to changing community needs and to enhance the quality of community life within the county.
The Pentair Foundation helps enrich and advance the communities in which Pentair operates so that these communities benefit from Pentair’s presence. Through local councils, the Foundation funds programs that promote education, water conservation, vocational readiness, self–sufficiency and general well–being. Geographical focus: Hanover Park, Illinois; Dover, New Hampshire, Brookfield, Wisconsin; Winamac, Indiana; Sheboygan, Wisconsin; Milw…
Percy B. Ferebee Endowment
Grants from the Percy B. Ferebee Endowment are awarded to support charitable, scientific and literary projects, and in particular, governmental and civic projects designed to further the cultural, social, economic and physical well–being of residents of Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Macon and Swain Counties of North Carolina and the Cherokee Indian Reservation. Grants are also awarded in the form of scholarships to assist worthy and talented young…
Progress Energy Foundation
Foundation grants are a minimum of $10,000 and target specific issues within education, economic development and the environment. Grants are limited to organizations that serve Progress Energy customers in Florida, North Carolina or South Carolina.
Reidsville Area Foundation
The Reidsville Area Foundation, established in July, 2001, conducts grantmaking activity exclusively in Rockingham County, North Carolina. This grantmaking provides financial support to programs and initiatives which improve the health, wellness, education, and quality of life of Rockingham County citizens.
Robeson County Community Foundation
The Robeson County Unrestricted Endowment enables the Roberson County Community Foundation to respond to changing community needs and to enhance the quality of community life within the county.
Salisbury Community Foundation
The Salisbury Community Foundation brings together charitable donors, community leaders and nonprofit organizations to make positive impacts throughout Salisbury and Rowan County, North Carolina.
Samuel L. Phillips Family Foundation
The Samuel L. Phillips Family Foundation was funded to benefit their particular region of the WNC Appalachian Mountains. The Foundation mission is to improve the quality of life for the people, primarily, of Mitchell County, by supporting the charitable organizations that are active in this area. This may extend to surrounding areas of Western North Carolina upon special consideration, but the emphasis should be squarely upon the well–being, growth,…
SAS supports education in its communities through four programs: educational initiatives, charitable donations, in–kind donations and employee volunteerism.
Shutterfly Foundation - CA, NC, AZ
The Shutterfly Foundation whose mission is to help organizations, institutions and communities harness the power of sharing motivational stories. The Foundation supports programs that focus on: youth education, family wellness. Geographical area San Francisco/Bay Area operating programs in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Maricopa County, Arizona.
Skylark Foundation - NM, Los Angeles, North Carolina
The Skylark Foundation is committed to encouraging innovation, striving for social justice, and supporting diversity. We award grants to organizations or projects that translate these values into strategically designed and executed activities. The Skylark Foundation focuses primarily on organizations located in Los Angeles, North Carolina, and Northern New Mexico. We normally support 10 to 15 organizations each year with grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,0…
Thomas Austin Finch, Sr. Foundation
The purpose of the Finch Foundation is the improvement of the mental, moral and physical well–being of the inhabitants of Thomasville, North Carolina, with emphasis on improving education, improving health related facilities and attracting new business to the community. However, grants are made for a wide variety of charitable causes throughout the greater Thomasville area. Grants are only made to organizations located within the corporate limits of…
US Airways Community Foundation - Charlotte, Phoenix, Philadelphia
The US Airways Community Foundation supports multi–year capital campaigns (bricks and mortar building projects only) for 501(C) (3) nonprofit organizations located in and providing services in the major metropolitan areas of Charlotte, Phoenix and Philadelphia. The deadline for application submission is April 1 and October 1 annually.
The Wachovia Foundation is a private foundation that is funded annually by Wachovia Corporation. We provide grants to eligible 501(c)(3) tax–exempt organizations in two primary and two secondary focus areas. Primary Focus Areas: Education, Community Development. Secondary Focus Areas: Health and Human Services, Arts and Culture. Geographical areas: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Yor…
Wayne County Community Foundation
The Wayne County Community Foundation is a charitable community organization which was established in 1978 to accept contributions, create and administer funds, and make grants for the benefit of the people of the greater Wayne County area. Grants are paid to a wide variety of organizations in the areas of arts, culture, and humanities; capital campaigns; civic and community; conservation and environment; education; health and wellness; human services; rel…
The mission of the Weaver Foundation is to help the Greater Greensboro community enhance and improve the quality of life and the economic environment for its citizens while developing a sense of philanthropy, civic education and commitment in current and future generations of the founders’ families. Focus areas include: support for education, programs for children and youth, protection of the environment, efforts to reduce poverty and improve the live…
Wilkes County Community Foundation
The Wilkes County Community Foundation was established to serve the needs of local nonprofit organizations, donors and charitable causes. The Wilkes County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.
The Winston–Salem Foundation is a 90–year–old community foundation comprised of more than 1,200 funds created by charitable individuals and organizations. Our mission is to make philanthropy and its benefits available to all. The Foundation makes grants to charitable organizations serving the greater Forsyth County area of North Carolina through a competitive grants process. Final grant decisions rest with our volunteer governing board, T…
Z Smith Reynolds Foundation
The Z Smith Reynolds Foundation focuses its grant making on five Focus Areas: Community Economic Development, the Environment, Social Justice and Equity, Democracy and Civic Engagement, and Pre–Collegiate Education. Applicants are encouraged to review the results sought within each relevant focus area to better understand the fit of their organization™s work or project within the priorities of the Foundation. The Foundation makes grants to 50…