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All Grants


Strengthening the Black Church Ministries

The mission of Strengthening the Black Church Committee is to assist in the increase in the number of vital black church congregations in the North Carolina Conference and help reverse the membership decline in the United Methodist Church by funding outreach events and resource centers.

$10,000 - $100,000

PEARL Pledge Grant

A multi-year program championing empowerment and success within your community with an emphasis on uplifting Black girls and/or women


Bishop Forrest C. Stith Grant

To provide support for local United Methodist African American congregations doing/planning innovative ways to recover, preserve and/or present their histories; or to individuals doing historical research or projects on African Americans in Methodism.

$50,000 - $200,000

Preserving Black Churches

Intended to preserve historic Black houses of worship—either with active congregations and nonactive congregations—and advance ongoing preservation activities while strengthening capacity for historic congregations, and preservation and community organizations to steward, manage, and better utilize their historic structures

$60,000 - $150,000

HBCU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative

Empower HBCUs with the resources to protect, preserve, and leverage their historic campuses, buildings, and landscapes, and ensures these symbols inspire and educate future generations

Up to $10,000

Foundation For Black Philanthropy Endowment Fund

It's mission is to support organizations addressing societal disparities experienced by African Americans and to serve as a center for African American philanthropic development.


Peace with Justice Grant

Is your church ready to step beyond charity and into solidarity and justice ministries? Peace with Justice grants are available to UMC churches and affiliated nonprofits


Conserving Black Modernism

Designed to empower and equip preservationists and stewards with funding and technical support to preserve the material heritage, innovation, and legacy of modern architectural sites designed by Black architects

For applicants/projects that are new to this program, the minimum grant request for this program is $5,000 and the maximum request is $15,000

For applicants/projects that received funding in the past, the minimum grant request for this program is $5,000 and the maximum request is $10,000

Cross-Sector Impact Grants

Support "arts and..." projects developed by partners (one arts organization or artist, and one non-arts organization) harnessing the power of collaboration
- Aim to facilitate partnerships between the art community and other sectors, bringing new opportunity, increased effectiveness, and greater depth to the collective work

$3,000 – $15,000

cARTwheels Teaching Artist

Provide high quality stage performance and residency experiences and expand the program's statewide outreach, particularly in underserved counties

$500 – $2,000 depending on the region

Artist Support Grants

Support professional artists to pursue projects that help with their development

In-Kind (complimentary community mural)

2023 Community Mural Grant

Install a public art postcard mural to increase visitor traffic as a future destination

$10,000 Grants require a cost share/match of $10,000 consisting of cash and/or in-kind contributions. Total project costs must be at least $20,000 or greater.

Challenge America

Offer support primarily to small organizations for projects in all artistic disciplines that extend the reach of the arts to groups/communities with rich and dynamic artistic and cultural contributions to share that are underserved

$150,000 maximum

Arts and Culture Grant

Work with artists, curators, conservators, scholars, and organizations to ensure equitable access to excellent arts and cultural experiences
- Support approaches that place the arts and artists at the center of thriving, healthy communities

(Depending on event size)

Outer Banks Visitors Bureau Event Grant Program

Primary purpose is to make it easier for Dare County based groups to hold events driving overnight visitation to Dare County's Outer Banks than peak months

Up to $1,500

Artist Support Grants

Fund professional and artistic development

$3,000 – $30,000

Spark the Arts Grants

Support arts providers as they re-engage with the public through a combination of programming, marketing, rebuilding staff capacity, and facilitating safety protocols
- Includes two application tracks: audience re-engagement and audience inclusion


Tourism Impact Grant

Dare County Tourism Board’s Tourism Impact Grant (TIG) program was established to financially assist Dare County Governmental Units and other Non-profit Organizations with programs or services needed due to the impact of tourism on the County

Varies (There is no maximum grant amount; however, smaller requests are given higher priority)

Rural Business Development Grants

Provide technical assistance and training for small rural businesses (fewer than 50 new workers and less than $1 million in gross revenue)


Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

Offers assistance to business owners in securing capital, competing for a contract, identifying a strategic partner or becoming export-ready


Development Matching Grant

By partnering with economic development agencies, electric cooperatives are supporting job creation and businesses seeking to start, expand or relocate


Business Rebates & Discounts

Offers rebate program on gas appliance purchase and gas discounts for qualifying businesses


Small Business Energy Saver

Duke Energy provides free energy assessments to small businesses and recommends lighting, refrigeration and HVAC

$1,000 - $5,000

SHE Can Fund

Invests in the professional advancement and career growth of high potential, professional women, with a particular focus on women of color who are further underrepresented in leadership positions

($7,500 in start-up capital and $1,000 in merchandise)

The Halstead Grant

To help jewelry entrepreneurs create a strategy to kick-start their careers

Minimum $5,000

Truist Foundation Strengthening Small Businesses Grant

Strengthen the supports that allow minority and women-owned small businesses to become more financially sustainable and resilient by eliminating structural barriers to growth, and improving knowledge sharing, collaboration and innovation within the small business ecosystem

$30,000 - $100,000

Science & Technology Pioneer Award

Dedicated to recognizing women impact entrepreneurs at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation. Open to women entrepreneurs from any country and sector, this award highlights disruptive solutions built around unique, protected, or hard-to-reproduce technological or scientific advances that require heavy R&D, a long commercialization cycle, high capital intensity, technology risk, and complexity



Will enable the company to validate key assumption(s) and catalyze the development of the business

$1,000 - $25,000

Amber Grant

Awarding women’s business grants


Smart $aver Rebates and Incentives

Rebate program for energy-efficient upgrades to energy-efficient equipment and save every day


FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

Enhancing small businesses with unique ideas

$1,000 - $15,000

Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation Grants

Grants focused on improving quality of life in Dominion Energy service area

$20,000 and less

The Duke Energy Foundation

Focused on strengthening and uplifting communities throughout North Carolina

Focus areas:
- Vibrant Economics
- Climate Resiliency
- Justice, Equity and Inclusion

$50,000 – $250,000

The National Fund for Sacred Places

The program is designed to help congregations successfully navigate the capital project process through training, technical assistance, planning support, and matching capital grants

$100,000 and $1,000,000

The Lowe's Foundation Gable Grants Program

This new national grant program is a $50 million commitment over the next five years that will directly support community and technical colleges and community based nonprofit organizations to recruit and train 50,000 new job-ready tradespeople to help fill the skilled trades gap


Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program in North Carolina

Provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas

$3,000 - $175, 000

Socially-Disadvantaged Groups Grant in NC

Provide technical assistance to socially-disadvantaged groups through cooperatives and Cooperative Development Centers

$150,000 maximum

Cultural and Community Resilience Grant

Supports community-based efforts to mitigate climate change and COVID-19 pandemic impacts, safeguard cultural resources, and foster cultural resilience through identifying, documenting, and/or collecting cultural heritage and community experience


State-Level Systemic Change Strategy

Partner with others to help change state-level systems to overcome systemic and structural barriers. Four priority areas: Advancing public education, fostering a healthy and sustainable environment, promoting social and economic justice, strengthening democracy

$75,000 - $150,000

Community Economic Development Planning Grants

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Community Services (OCS) will solicit applications to award approximately $1.5 million in Community Economic Development (CED) discretionary funds to Community Development Corporations (CDCs) to stimulate new CED project development through administrative capacity building

$30,000 - $100,000

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award

Looking for businesses offering products or services designed to close gaps of access, outcome or opportunity for communities that have been underrepresented or underserved


Digital Inclusion, Climate Protection and Human Prosperity Grants

Verizon provides funding to non-profit organizations dependent on project and need


SECU Foundation Grant Program

Directed toward non-profits and governmental organizations that demonstrate the Credit Union philosophy of people helping people

In-Kind Design Programming

Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design Program

Emerge from CIRD programs with greater capacity and a wealth of resources to lead their community through current and future design challenges

Up to $50,000 per town

T-Mobile Hometown Grants

Support the people and organizations who help small towns across America thrive and grow

$3,500 maximum

Community Engagement Grant

Provides funding to cultural organizations to support the implementation of public humanities projects

Awards are based on: 
- The number of jobs created
- The level of investment
- The location of the project
- The economic impact of the project
- The importance of the project to the state and region

One North Carolina Fund

A discretionary cash-grant program that allows the Governor to respond quickly to competitive job-creation projects

$200,000 or less
For more than $200,000, one must complete a required consultation with Golden LEAF staff:

Open Grants Program - Golden LEAF Funding

For economic development projects aligned with the Golden Leaf priority areas:
1. Job Creation and Economic Investment
2. Workforce Preparedness
3. Agriculture

Under $1,000 on a monthly basis

The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, Inc. Grant

Designed to support organizations and programs that benefit the communities where large numbers of our associates live and work


Lowe's Hometowns

Focused on rebuilding and revitalizing communities across the country. Each year from 2022 through 2026, consumers are given the opportunity to nominate a community space in their hometown – such as a neighborhood garden, park or community center – to receive a physical improvement or renovation


Downtown Revitalization Grant

Proceeds from the Downtown Revitalization Grant may be used for a wide range of purposes, so long as that purpose advances the downtown revitalization goals of the member community and has the approval of the city/town manager

$950,000 maximum

Rural Transformation Grants

Provides local governments with grants and expert guidance to improve economic vitality and overcome the unique challenges many rural communities face

$2,500 – $5,000

National Trust Preservation Funds (NTPF)

Help stimulate public discussion, enable local groups to gain the technical expertise needed for preservation projects, introduce the public to preservation concepts and techniques, and encourage financial participation by the private sector


Building Reuse - State Rural Grants

Develops older buildings in your community into assets to attract new or expanding businesses with the state's Building Reuse Program

Capacity Building (CB) projects $50,000 – $250,000; Community Development Training and Technical Assistance: $100,000 – $500,000; Turnkey Marketing and Promotion: $50,000 – $100,000 (25% match required)

Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP)

Projects that develop, coordinate and expand direct producer-to-consumer markets to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products

Maximum is $8,000

NC AgVentures Grant Program for Family Farms

Provides funding to North Carolina family farms, and community organizations such farmer associations and farm co-ops to develop new and innovative agricultural projects which will increase farm profits

(past projects have been awarded over $100,000)

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP)

To enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops defined as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture)

$49,000 – $750,000

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program

Provides grants to organizations for education, mentoring and technical assistance initiatives for beginning farmers and ranchers


ADFP Trust Fund

Fund projects to encourage the preservation of qualifying agricultural, horticultural, and forestlands to foster the growth, development, and sustainability of family farms


Young Farmers Grant

To support young and beginning farmers and ranchers start up and grow their businesses with a flexible funding opportunity each spring

In-Kind (orchard)

FTPF Orchard

Donate orchards where the harvest will best serve communities for generations

$5,000 - $250,000

Community Agriculture Grants

Encourage and promote conservation planning and conservation practice demonstrations in urban, suburban, and other small-scale type agricultural operations

$200,000 – $500,000

Acer Access and Development Program

To promote the domestic maple syrup industry

$10,000 maximum

2023 Farmers of Color Network Infrastructure Grant

For farm infrastructure projects that increase farm viability and do one or more of the following: support community food sovereignty efforts, preserve traditional and cultural farming practices, or support farmers’ local food economies. Also, to promote the domestic maple syrup industry

$100,000 – $1,000,000

Regional Food System Partnerships

Focuses on strengthening the viability and resilience of regional food economies through collaboration and coordination

$2,500 maximum

Local Farmers Market Cooperative Advertising Assistance

For local farmers needing cooperative advertising assistance

$5,000 maximum

AgSouth Growing Our Communities

To help in their endeavors and to further the future of agriculture in our region


Cape Fear Memorial Foundation Grant

To promote health education, disease prevention, and provide direct medical and health services has been, and continues to be the priority of the Foundation’s granting philosophy

$10,000 – $50,000

Philip L. Van Every Foundation

To provide funding for special projects and capital needs that focus on Education, Human/Community Service, Healthcare/Rehabilitation and Arts/Culture/History

$125,000 maximum (per year for up to two years)

Avon Foundation for Women

To support institutions and organizations that care for uninsured, at-risk, low income, and minority patients in their communities


Battlefield Restoration Grants

Battlefield Restoration Grants (BARE) support preservation partners across the country in their effort to restore eligible American Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War sites to day-of battle conditions

$20,000 - $200,000

Battlefield Interpretation Grant

Empowers recipients to modernize and enhance battlefield education and interpretation


Battlefield Land Acquisition Grant

Assist state and local governments and, when applicable, their nonprofit partners acquire and preserve eligible Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War battlefield lands

$2,500 maximum

Peter H. Brink Leadership Fund

Helps to build the capacity of existing preservation organizations and encourages collaboration among these organizations by providing grants for mentoring and other peer-to-peer and direct organizational development and learning opportunities

$10,000 maximum 
(Smaller projects are encouraged)

DAR Historic Preservation Grants

Provides financial assistance for projects that preserve historic objects and sites

$15,000 - $75,000 
(Federal Share)

Underrepresented Communities Grants

URC works towards diversifying the nominations submitted to the National Register of Historic Places. URC Projects include surveys and inventories of historic properties associated with communities underrepresented in the National Register, as well as the development of nominations to the National Register for specific sites

$50,000 - $150,000

African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund

Designed to advance ongoing preservation activities for historic places such as sites, museums, and landscapes representing African American cultural heritage

Varies (appears to range from $5,000 – $25,000)

Covington Foundation Grant

Provides grant funding for historic preservation projects across the state of North Carolina

Up to $2 Million

Digital Equity Grant

LSTA grants are awarded in response to specific needs of public, academic and community college libraries. These federal funds are investments that help libraries deliver relevant and up-to-date services to their communities

20-90% of Eligible Services

E- Rate - Schools & Libraries USF Program

Recognize literary works by immigrant and refugee writers

A single grant award shall not exceed $4 million. No combination of grant awards involving any single county may exceed $8 million in a fiscal year

Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology GREAT Grant (Federal)

Provides funding on a competitive basis to projects that sustain, restore and enhance our nation's fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats

No more than $4 million from the CAB Fund in a year

Completing Access to Broadband (CAB) Program

To Improve conditions for collection storage and display, improve systems and resilience for collections, In-depth preservation studies and plans


Capacity Building Microgrant
(Walkability & Gardens)

Benefits residents (especially those age 50 or older) in categories such as walkability and community gardens

The Foundation does not set a funding range for grant requests. The Foundation recommends projects have secured funding from other sources prior to applying

MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation
(Youth Development; Parks & Rec)

Support efforts that focus on improving the caliber, effectiveness and availability of amateur baseball and softball programs across the United States and internationally

$10,000 – $50,000

Demonstration Grant
(Transportation & Housing)

Provides small grants to fund quick-action projects that can help communities become more livable for people of all ages


Ribbon of Hope Grant
(Health; Education; Science)

For projects furthering science, health and education in their local communities

$500 minimum

Community Grantmaking
(Education; Arts; Historical Preservation; Recreation; Environment; Animal; Health; Youth Development; Human Services)

Supports the work of charitable organizations serving the communities within statewide network of affiliate foundations

$1,000 – $20,000

Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Grant
(Collections and Museums; Cultural and Performing Arts; Education; Health; Youth Development; Senior Development; Environment; Wildlife; Persons with Disabilities)

To support organizations and programs for which a relatively small amount of funding might make a large difference

Varies (past projects seem to have been funded in around $10,000 increments)

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative
(Trails; Parks & Rec; Signage)

Provides practical support for efforts that promote safe, responsible use of OHVs, educate the public on proper recreational land use and wildlife conservation practices, and protect appropriate and sustainable access to public lands

Planning project: $25,000 – $250,000; Implementation and Farm to Institution project: $100,000 – $750,000; Turnkey Marketing and Promotion project: $50,000 – $100,000

Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP)
(Farmers Markets; Business)

Projects that develop, coordinate and expand local and regional food business enterprises that engage as intermediaries in indirect producer to consumer marketing to help increase access to and availability of locally and regionally produced agricultural products

$1,000 – $300,000 (The average grant amount for a National Program applicant is $10,000. Built To Play Grants range from $50,000 to $300,000)

The Skatepark Project Grants
(Youth Development; Parks & Rec)

To help underserved communities create safe and inclusive public skateparks for youth

Varies (large grants awarded)

Babcock Foundation Grant
(Social and Economic Justice)

Supporting and helping people and places move out of poverty and achieve greater social and economic justice

Capital Campaigns: $200,000 maximum; Construction and Renovation Expenses: $100,000 maximum; Program Supplies or Equipment: $50,000 maximum

Glass Foundation Grant
(Environmental Education and Preservation; Youth Development)

Offers environmental education and/or preservation and developmental and educational opportunities for children and teens

$1,000 minimum

Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund
(Youth Development; Environmental; Human Services)

Help develop funding priorities within seven focus areas to support their communities: affordable housing; education and youth development; environmental stewardship; human services; civic and cultural growth; workforce development; and diversity, equity and inclusion

Varies (Projects with a request greater than $100,000 should wait to apply until organization has identified at least 60% of the total funding needed, and when the project can be completed within 12-18 months)

Cannon Foundation Grant
(Healthcare; Higher Education; Human Services; Community)

Supporting healthcare, higher education, human services and community

Varies by program (7 programs offered)

The Luce Foundation Grant
(Art; Education; Research; Community Engagement; Religion)

Seven programs and two leadership programs reflect the Foundation’s commitments to education and research, knowledge-based leadership, and the dissemination of ideas to the public

$1,000,000 maximum

The Environmental Justice Government-to-Government Program
(Environment; Public Health; Social and Economic Justice)

For projects that transform overburdened and underserved communities into healthy, thriving communities capable of addressing the environmental and public health challenges they have historically faced, as well as current and future challenges

$5,000 – $50,000

Inspire! Grants for Small Museums

To support small museums of all disciplines in project-based efforts to serve the public through exhibitions, educational/interpretive programs, digital learning resources, policy development and institutional planning, technology enhancements, professional development, community outreach, audience development, and/or collections management, curation, care, and conservation


The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grants

LSTA grants are awarded in response to specific needs of public, academic and community college libraries. These federal funds are investments that help libraries deliver relevant and up-to-date services to their communities

$5,000 – $250,000

Museums for America

Supports museums of all sizes and disciplines to undertake projects that strengthen their ability to serve the public through exhibitions, educational/interpretive programs, digital learning resources, professional development, community debate and dialogue, audience-focused studies, and/or collections management, curation, care, and conservation

$5,000 – $500,000
(Grant Period: One to three years)

Cost Share Requirement: If your request for federal funding is between $5,000 and $100,000, then no cost share is required. If your request for federal funding is between $100,001 and $500,000, you must provide funds from non-federal sources in an amount that is equal to or greater than the amount of your federal funding request

The Museum Grants for African American History and Culture

Designed to build the capacity of African American museums and support the growth and development of museum professionals at African American museums
- The AAHC program supports projects that nurture museum professionals, build institutional capacity, and increase access to museum and archival collections at African American museums and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

In-Kind (Optium Museum Acrylic® or UltraVue® Laminated Glass) & $3,000 maximum

FAIC/TRU VUE Conservation and Exhibition Grant

To support projects in glazing applications for preservation and exhibition of museum and library collections

Scientific Research Projects: $20,000 maximum

Preservation Projects: $20,000 maximum
Assistance, assessment and/or consultation: $5,000 maximum

Preservation Projects

To support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of North America, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition

$10,000 maximum

Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions — such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities — improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections

$2,000 maximum

Preservation Grants

Promote the preservation of collections in libraries, museums, archives, and historic sites; monuments, memorials, and outdoor art; archaeological sites and collections; and historic and cultural architecture

$150,000 maximum

Public Knowledge Grant

Supports the creation and preservation of the cultural and scholarly record—vast and ever-expanding—that documents society’s complex, intertwined humanity

Award maximums are based on each applicant’s county tier designation:
Tier One – up to $75,000
Tier Two – up to $60,000
Tier Three – up to $50,000

NC Science Museums Grant Program

Invests in sustaining and advancing one of the most diverse and widespread networks of science museums in the country. These museums are critical resources for schools and communities in providing learning experiences in and out of the classroom that enhance science literacy

Maximum award amount Planning: $50,000
Implementation Level I: $100,000
Implementation Level II: $350,000

Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections

To Improve conditions for collection storage and display, improve systems and resilience for collections, In-depth preservation studies and plans


Farmer for Soil Health

Provides funding on a competitive basis to projects that sustain, restore and enhance our nation's fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats

$4,000 maximum

Oral History Association Grant and Fellowship Program

Funding is to undertake oral history research in situations of crisis in the United States and internationally


2024 PEN/Bare Life Review Grants

Recognize literary works by immigrant and refugee writers


Matching Awards Program

Focuses primarily on in-person community engagement and completion of appropriate stewardship activities

$10,000  – $100,000

Recreational Trails Program Grant

The sustainable, "shovel-ready" projects leverage local funds to meet recreational trail and trail-needs, in an effort to provide low infrastructure economic development opportunities through natural resource tourism

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