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The Duke Endowment
Our work in North Carolina and South Carolina focuses on four program areas: Child Care, Health Care, Higher Education and Rural Church. We work through community partners and organizations to identify where grant funding can make an effective and lasting impact.
800 East Morehead Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
phone 704.376.0291
fax 704.376.9336


Golden LEAF Foundation
The purpose of Golden LEAF is to fund projects that promise to bring significant economic improvement to the tobacco-dependent, economically distressed, and/or rural communities of North Carolina. We welcome eligible entities to submit a grant application for a project that is consistent with Golden LEAF’s priorities.
301 N. Winstead Avenue
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Phone 252-442-7474
Toll-free 888-684-8404
Fax 252-442-7404


Foundation For The Carolinas
Foundation For The Carolinas manages numerous scholarship funds that provide grants to help students achieve their educational goals. Grants are available for students attending public and private institutions at graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as for private K-12 schools.
220 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202


The Burroughs Wellcome Fund
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is committed to supporting science education for primary and secondary students and has partnered with various organizations to help develop an infrastructure for improving science, mathematics, and technology education across North Carolina.
21 T. W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC  27709
Telephone:  (919) 991-5100   
Fax:  (919) 991-5160


Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
The Trust’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the quality of health for the financially needy of North Carolina.
128 Reynolda Village
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Phone: 336.397.5500 or 1.800.485.9080


The Winston-Salem Foundation
We help individuals, families, groups and organizations achieve their charitable and financial goals by offering tools and resources that make giving easy, flexible, and efficient.
751 West Fourth Street
Suite 200
Winston-Salem, NC 27101-2702
Telephone: (336) 725-2382
Fax: (336) 727-0581


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation (BCBSNC Foundation) is an independent philanthropic affiliate of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of North Carolinians.
5901 Old Chapel Hill Road
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 765-4114


Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Inc.
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation invests in statewide, regional and community-based organizations that are dedicated to building an inclusive, sustainable and vibrant state. The groups that ZSR supports both work to build healthy, robust communities at the local and regional level and engage in education, civic dialogue and advocacy around issues of importance to communities and to North Carolina.
102 W Third St, Suite 1110
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone. 336.725.7541
Fax. 336.725.6069


Triangle Community Foundation
We offer many different ways for you to give, get involved, and make a difference in our community.  We have the flexibility to help you support causes that you care about, the local expertise to help you give strategically, and we can provide you the opportunity to invest with us for a greater impact.
324 Blackwell Street, Suite 1220
Durham, NC 27701-3690
Phone: 919.474.8370
Fax: 919.941.9208


Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation
The foundation's primary philanthropic focus centers on K–12 public education and community improvement. Within these areas, Lowe's Foundation is committed to supporting projects that have the greatest impact on our communities and align with our core business — home improvement.
1605 Curtis Bridge Road
Wilkesboro, NC 28697


The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Inc.
We work with individuals, families and corporations to create and manage charitable funds and make grants to nonprofits or public agencies in our region.
4 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Suite 300
Asheville, NC 28803


North Carolina Community Foundation
Helping our foundation partners and donors establish and make grants and scholarships is our most important charge and integral to our mission to strengthen North Carolina communities. Helping nonprofits and deserving students locate needed funding is also an important part of the equation.
Landmark Center II North
4601 Six Forks Road, Suite 524
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-828-4387; 800-201-9533
Fax: 919-828-5495


The Cannon Foundation, Inc.
Grants are made to organizations and agencies engaged in human services such as crisis assistance organizations, food pantries, homeless shelters, domestic violence services, developmentally disabled support organizations and child advocacy centers.
Post Office Box 548
Concord, North Carolina 28026-0548


John Motley Morehead-Cain Foundation
We employ all of the relationships and resources of the Foundation to accelerate the scholars’ experience, providing them more insight, more connections, more engagement, more skill, more understanding, more capacity for impact.
222 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919.962.1201 (voice)
800.741.9023 (toll-free)
919.962.1615 (fax)


Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Inc.
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.
2920 Reynolda Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
fax: 336-777-0095


Cherokee Preservation Foundation
The mission of the Principals’ Fund for Student Needs is to provide support and resources to High Point public schools and impact students while strengthening the educational system in our community. Grants are made to schools to provide for the unfunded expenses related to kid-centered programs or projects that are educational and support character education.
501 North Main Street Suite 2A
High Point, North Carolina 27260
Phone: 336-882-3298
Fax: 336-882-3293
paul@hpcommunityfoundation.org, karol@hpcommunityfoundation.org


Reynolds American Foundation
Public-school and community programs that prepare children to enter school ready to learn and programs that primarily focus on improving academic performance of low-performing and economically disadvantaged students
P.O. Box 891
Plaza Building – 15th Floor
Winston-Salem, NC 27102-2959


Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.
Cumberland Community Foundation gives back by making strategic community investments in good programs that help Cumberland County area people, businesses and organizations thrive. We have six main community investment priorities:

  • Arts/Culture/Recreation
  • Civic Engagement
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environmental Education and Preservation
  • Health and Human Services

PO Box 2345
Fayetteville, NC 28302
Phone: (910)483-4449
Fax: (910)483-2905


Community Foundation of Gaston County
The Community Foundation of Gaston County is to be the leader of philanthropic giving by connecting donors with community needs to enhance the lives of present and future generations.
1201 E. Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: 704.864.0927
Fax: 704.869.0222


Community Foundation of Henderson County, Inc.
Community Foundation of Henderson County has hundreds of philanthropic funds which provide grants to organizations doing good work and scholarships to students who show promise and the desire to further their educations.
PO Box 1108
Hendersonville, NC 28793-1108
Phone: (828) 697-6224
Fax: (828) 696-4026

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