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Interested in seeking foundation support for your project? Below are some Foundations to consider. Remember, just like Federal Agencies, foundations have specific areas of interest. Read each website to see if your project is a fit. If you’re not sure, contact your OSP Grants Specialist and we can help investigate using tax returns for the foundation. As always, you can search for more options using SPIN.

 

Once you have found a funder, visit our “Applying to a Foundation page for your next steps – before you submit a proposal!

Sometimes local foundation are the most challenging, but if you are a good fit and can make a personal connection with a board or staff member through the process, then they can be an invaluable source of programmatic and financial support.

 

Remember, before you make contact with a foundation, visit our “Applying to a Foundationpage and contact your OSP Grants Specialist.

 

Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro

– offers various grant programs as well as support for other initiatives that meet their strategic goals

– areas of interest: education, art, housing, economic development, women’s initiatives

 

Cemala Foundation

– areas of interest: Action Greensboro, aviation, Center City Park, early childhood development, Greensboro Downtown Greenway, Public Art, Education, Ready for School, Ready for Life. Visit their website [link to http://www.cemala.org/initiatives/index.php] for details.

 

Guilford Green Foundation 

– area of interest: projects, and initiatives whose missions directly protect, improve, and enrich the lives LGBTQ communities in Guilford County and the surrounding counties (Alamance, Rockingham, Davidson and Randolph)

 

Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation 

– areas of interest: education, cultural arts, human relations, health, human resource, community development, historic preservation

 

Marion Stedman Covington Foundation

– areas of interest: historic preservation. Cultural and educational requests are considered if related to historic preservation.

 

Action Greensboro, Spark Grant 

– area of interest: new projects in downtown Greensboro

 

Cone Health Foundation 

– areas of interest: access to health care, adolescent pregnancy prevention, HIV, substance abuse and mental health

 

High Point Community Foundation

– areas of interest: enhance the quality of life and education for students in High Point, education of young people

 

Phillips Foundation

***Contact your OSP Specialist before making contact. Foundation already has a relationship with UNCG. Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications ***

– areas of interest education innovation, family empowerment, homelessness solutions, economic development, learning enrichment

 

Weaver Foundation

***Contact your OSP Specialist before making contact. Foundation already has a relationship with UNCG.***

– areas of interest: community involvement, environmental activities, educational development, helping the disadvantaged, and promoting racial and religious tolerance

 

Lincoln Financial Foundation

***Contact your OSP Specialist before making contact. Foundation already has a relationship with UNCG.***

– areas of interest: arts, human services, youth Education, economic and workforce development

 

United Way of Greater Greensboro

***Contact your OSP Specialist before making contact. Foundation already has a relationship with UNCG.***

– works with community partners to achieve goals

– areas of interest: basic needs, income and financial stability, education, health

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

– grants and event sponsorships

– areas of focus, grants: Critical needs, such as hunger relief and services for the homeless, youth employment, Preparing individuals for meaningful employment, Wrap Around Services, Expanding Access to Housing Opportunities, Building Vibrant Communities

– areas of focus, event sponsorships: visual arts, performing arts, athletics

 

Golden LEAF Foundation

– areas of interest: agriculture, job creation and retention, and workforce preparedness in North Carolina’s rural and tobacco-dependent communities

 

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

– areas of interest: biomedical scientists at the beginning of their careers, K-12 student science, scientific interface, pathogenesis of infectious disease, postdoctoral enrichment, preterm birth, regulatory science, laboratory based science, awards for teachers

 

Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust

***Contact your OSP Specialist before making contact. Foundation already has a relationship with UNCG.***

– areas of interest: improving low-income North Carolinians’ quality of life and quality of health

 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation

– works with community partners to achieve goals

– areas of interest: access to health care, access to healthy local foods and places to be active

 

Smith Reynolds Foundation, Inc. 

– areas of interest: community economic development, strengthening democracy, environment, public education, social justice and equity

 

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation 

– areas of interest: community improvement projects, public Education, priority is given to K-12 public schools

 

Reynolds American Foundation

– focuses its contribution resources in communities where significant numbers of Reynolds American Inc. and R.J. Reynolds employees live and work

– areas of interest: birth -12 public education, local community campaigns, employee-directed giving

 

North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation 

– areas of interest: sciences, health and education

 

The Belk Foundation

– areas of interest: K-3 achievement, teaching & leadership

 

Adam Foundation

– areas of focus: Forsyth County-based gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender advocacy, education, and social service organizations and programs; Forsyth County-based HIV/AIDS organizations and programs providing direct client services, education, prevention, public policy, and technical assistance; Similar programs in nearby NC counties

 

Interested in more? To find additional foundations by topic area or national level organizations that fund projects in NC, use SPIN.