Our mission at the A.J. Fletcher Foundation is to help people and organizations recognize and solve social and community problems. It is no easy task – while we have much to be proud of here in North Carolina, we also have much work to do in order to recognize our full potential. Through our nearly 70 years of grant making, convening, and capacity building we have learned that solving community problems takes the concerted effort of individuals, businesses and the public sector. It is through engaging everyone in the community that we can make a better way for all.
The Cannon Foundation provides support for a variety of projects in North Carolina, 40 percent going to education, with other funds going to healthcare, social services, religion, athletics, arts and humanities, and the environment. Does make brick-and-mortar grants.
Seeks to build community through grantmaking and initiatives, making grants for cultural research, the arts and humanities, community building, and healthcare.
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina is a nonprofit organization established in 1978 to build a permanent pool of charitable capital for the 18 counties of Western North Carolina. We work with individuals, families and corporations to create and manage charitable funds and make grants to nonprofits or public agencies in our region. We manage more than 960 philanthropic funds with a total of $233 million in assets with a long-term investment strategy that permanently protects and grows these funds. In partnership with fundholders, the Foundation has awarded more than $150 million in scholarships to students and grants to nonprofit organizations and public institutions across our 18-county region and beyond. Check our website (and the nonprofits tab) to view our grant programs, guidelines and deadlines for the online application process.
An online resource that collects, organizes, and communicates information about U. S. philanthropy. It provides education and training on the grant seeking process and provides information and services through its Web site, print, and electronic publications.
The largest community foundation in the Carolinas works to improve the community by awarding grants for key community needs. The Foundation serves several cities and counties surrounding Charlotte. Grants can come from unrestricted sources or restricted funds such as the African American Community Foundation Grants, Children’s Medical Fund, County Community Foundation Grant Programs, Cole Foundation Endowment, Medical Research Grants, and Regional HIV/AIDS Consortium Grants.
The John Rex Endowment supports an environment where children and families in greater Wake County live healthy lives. Guided by the belief that all children should reach their full potential, the John Rex Endowment works with the community to support the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of children. In the spring of 2013 the foundation announced a five-year commitment to four funding areas: Healthy Weight; Injury Prevention; Mental Health, Social and Emotional Well-being; and Nonprofit Capacity Building. The foundation embraces three overarching strategies to guide the grantmaking philosophy of achieving impact through change: building organizational capacity; shaping community policies and environments; and supporting system-level improvements.
Grants awarded exclusively in North Carolina to improve the quality of life and quality of health for financially disadvantaged residents. The Health Care Division promotes wellness statewide by investing in prevention and treatment. The Poor and Needy Division responds to basic life needs and invests in solutions that improve the quality of life and health for financially disadvantaged residents of Forsyth County. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., serves as sole trustee.
The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation has a mission of helping to move people and places out of poverty. The Babcock Foundation assists people in the Southeastern US to build just and caring communities that nurture people, spur enterprise, bridge differences and foster fairness. Our mission is to help people and places to move out of poverty and achieve greater social and economic justice. We support organizations and networks that work across race, ethnic, economic and political differences to make possible a brighter future for all.
Provides assistance and information on effective practices in all aspects of nonprofit leadership, governance, management, and sustaining the organization for the future. Examples are nonprofit leadership, governance, fundraising, financial management, legal compliance, technology, communication, evaluation, advocacy, and collaboration. Educates the public about the value of the nonprofit sector to NC’s economy and communities. Unites North Carolina’s nonprofits on issues that affect all 501(c)(3) nonprofits.
The NCCF is the single statewide community foundation serving North Carolina and has made $89 million in grants since its inception in 1988. With more than $191 million in assets, NCCF sustains 1,200 endowments established to provide long-term support of a broad range of community needs, nonprofit organizations, institutions and scholarships. The NCCF partners with 60 affiliate foundations to provide local resource allocation and community assistance in 67 counties across the state. An important component of NCCF’s mission is to ensure that rural philanthropy has a voice at local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit nccommunityfoundation.org and Facebook or follow on Twitter @NCCF.
To assist tobacco farmers, quota holders, persons engaged in tobacco-related businesses, displaced individuals from tobacco-related employment, and tobacco product-related businesses through grant programs that support, foster and encourage a strong agricultural economy in North Carolina. The NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission provides and manages grants that encourage a strong agricultural economy to qualifying non-profits, local and state governments and other groups.
Several organizations are providing opportunities for funding North Carolina water, wastewater and stormwater. Click here for more information about each funder’s program, purpose or use of funds, application dates, and contact information.
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For over 30 years, Triangle Community Foundation has enhanced the lives of all its residents by connecting donors with causes they care about, providing funding for nonprofits and serving as a resource for local issues in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Each year the Foundation grants nearly $15 million back into the community, partnering with donors and nonprofits to make a difference, now and for the future. To learn more about how you can get involved, visit http://www.trianglecf.org.
The Foundation’s efforts are inspired by four core values: respect, integrity, generosity, and excellence. The Foundation’s committed to helping communities help themselves. Areas of interest include youth, health, older adults, public interest, human services, building social capital, arts and culture, faith-based giving, and education/recreation.
Makes grants only in North Carolina. The Foundation places a higher value on developing new programs than on sustaining well-established and well-funded ones. Foundation gives special attention to certain focus areas – community economic development, the environment, pre-collegiate education, issues affecting minorities, and issues affecting women. Also maintains a strong “miscellaneous” category of grantsmaking.
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