Top Giving Foundations: NC

Foundations have far-ranging interests. With some research, you’ll find one that's a “fit” for your work.

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The foundations listed below are from GrantDomain. They’re prescreened: they have a staff, issue RFPs, or otherwise indicate interest in receiving grant proposals. Some foundations are omitted, even though they award large grants, because they don’t accept unsolicited grant proposals. We list up to forty foundations for each state.

Foundation Name Total Annual Giving
Foundation For The Carolinas $290,450,840
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation $175,299,678
The Duke Endowment $63,251,758
Golden LEAF Foundation $45,790,656
The Winston-Salem Foundation $38,467,988
The Duke Energy Foundation $32,636,336
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund $31,540,554
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust $22,753,821
Oak Foundation $22,376,545
Triangle Community Foundation $20,469,359
Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Inc. $17,239,231
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation $15,542,092
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Inc. $14,998,062
Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation $12,504,498
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Inc. $12,488,032
High Point Community Foundation $11,087,172
The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation $9,898,178
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Inc. $9,219,635
North Carolina Community Foundation $9,071,087
The Cannon Foundation, Inc. $7,732,758
Cherokee Preservation Foundation $5,933,776
Reynolds American Foundation $4,099,502
Community Foundation of Gaston County $3,300,058
Community Foundation of Henderson County, Inc. $3,227,416
The Stover Foundation $2,974,000
Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. $2,954,950
North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation $2,950,845
Chapin Foundation of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina $2,652,650
The Cemala Foundation, Inc $2,405,179
Cape Fear Memorial Foundation $2,308,732
The Belk Foundation $2,144,907
Goodrich Foundation $2,121,687
Mebane Charitable Foundation $1,905,107
Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation $1,804,628
Polk County Community Foundation, Inc. $1,634,222
Broyhill Family Foundation, Inc. $1,601,306
The Puffin Foundation West, Ltd. $1,498,071
Hillsdale Fund, Inc. $1,340,075
Environmental Research and Education Foundation $1,272,363
The Blumenthal Foundation for Charity, Religion, Education, and Better Interfaith Relations $1,123,834