Top Giving Foundations: NC

The following list of top giving foundations in NC is derived from GrantDomain, The Grantsmanship Center's funding databases. All of the foundations listed have been prescreened to ensure that they have a staff, issue RFPs, or otherwise indicate an interest in receiving proposals. This also means that some foundations who give large amounts of money have been omitted because they do not meet these criteria. A maximum of forty foundations is listed for each state.

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The top giving foundations in the state of NC

Foundation Name Total Annual Giving
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation $175,299,678
The Duke Endowment $63,251,758
Golden LEAF Foundation $45,790,656
Foundation For The Carolinas $45,224,849
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund $30,849,016
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust $22,753,821
Oak Foundation $22,376,545
The Winston-Salem Foundation $21,409,663
The Duke Energy Foundation $16,681,141
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation $15,542,092
Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Inc. $14,998,062
Triangle Community Foundation $13,568,734
Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation $12,504,498
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Inc. $12,488,032
Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Inc. $11,094,559
Cone Health Foundation $10,221,920
North Carolina Community Foundation $8,439,054
The Cannon Foundation, Inc. $7,732,758
The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation $7,260,289
John Motley Morehead-Cain Foundation $7,048,713
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Inc. $6,838,514
Cherokee Preservation Foundation $5,933,776
High Point Community Foundation $5,240,361
Reynolds American Foundation $4,099,502
Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc. $3,525,895
Community Foundation of Gaston County $3,300,058
Community Foundation of Henderson County, Inc. $3,227,416
North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation $2,950,845
The Cemala Foundation, Inc $2,889,373
Cape Fear Memorial Foundation $2,308,732
The Belk Foundation $2,144,907
Goodrich Foundation $2,121,687
The Blanche and Julian Robertson Family Foundation, Inc. $2,033,775
Mebane Charitable Foundation $1,905,107
Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation $1,804,628
Broyhill Family Foundation, Inc. $1,507,819
Polk County Community Foundation, Inc. $1,396,192
Hillsdale Fund, Inc. $1,315,354
Environmental Research and Education Foundation $1,272,363
The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation $1,105,258