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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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 $397,662,364
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation $163,926,706
The Duke Endowment $132,411,105
Golden LEAF Foundation $72,977,505
The Winston-Salem Foundation $38,467,988
The Duke Energy Foundation $33,625,027
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund $31,540,554
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust $22,753,821
Triangle Community Foundation $20,469,359
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Inc. $18,672,003
Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Inc. $18,476,735
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Inc. $14,270,254
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Inc. $12,005,249
High Point Community Foundation $11,087,172
The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation $9,898,178
North Carolina Community Foundation $9,071,087
Reynolds American Foundation $8,737,567
The Cannon Foundation, Inc. $7,732,758
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation $6,095,050
Oak Foundation $6,078,670
Community Foundation of Gaston County $4,969,660
Cherokee Preservation Foundation $4,210,227
Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. $3,686,478
Community Foundation of Henderson County, Inc. $3,227,416
Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation $3,096,472
The Stover Foundation $2,974,000
Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation $2,526,301
The Cemala Foundation, Inc $2,405,179
Cape Fear Memorial Foundation $2,308,732
Mebane Charitable Foundation $2,073,113
The Belk Foundation $2,061,684
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 $1,265,840
The Community Foundation of NC East $1,232,845
Capital Community Foundation, Inc. $1,187,451
The Blumenthal Foundation for Charity, Religion, Education, and Better Interfaith Relations $1,123,834
The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation $1,105,258