Golden LEAF redesigns website, social media platforms to improve outreach

The Golden LEAF Foundation recently redesigned its website and social media platforms to share its mission and showcase its economic impact on rural North Carolina over two decades in operation. The new site can still be found at

The updated site provides easy-to-use navigation tools and features new ways to learn about the Golden LEAF Foundation’s grants to rural communities and students to help drive jobs, recruit industry and improve education. Tools included in the new site will allow viewers to:

  • Research case studies on an interactive map;
  • Learn more about the Foundation’s focus areas with in-depth information about priorities and metrics to measure project outcome; and
  • Look up examples of funded projects in the areas of workforce, economic development, education, agriculture, healthcare, and community vitality.

The site also highlights statistics that show how projects are helping move the economic needle in rural North Carolina and how the grants funded by Golden LEAF are supported by the Foundation’s mission, vision and goals.

Golden LEAF continues to expand social media and digital platforms including a new Facebook page for the Golden LEAF Foundation, featuring grantees, scholars, and Foundation events. Golden LEAF can also be found on Twitter @NCgoldenLEAF and @ncLEAFchief. Please connect with the Foundation through social media platforms and share with colleagues and partners.

About the Golden LEAF Foundation

The Golden LEAF Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1999 to receive a portion of North Carolina’s funding received from the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement with cigarette manufacturers. For almost 20 years, Golden LEAF has worked to increase economic opportunity in North Carolina’s rural and tobacco-dependent communities through leadership in grantsmaking, collaboration, innovation, and stewardship as an independent and perpetual foundation.

The Foundation has provided lasting impact to tobacco-dependent, economically distressed and rural areas of the state by helping create 63,000 jobs, over half a billion dollars in new payrolls and more than 68,000 workers trained or retrained for higher wages. To learn more about the Golden LEAF Foundation, visit or call 888.684.8404.

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