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Community Development and Resilience 

$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

$3,000 - $175, 000

Socially-Disadvantaged Groups Grant in NC

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

$3,500 maximum

Community Engagement Grant

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


Digital Inclusion, Climate Protection and Human Prosperity Grants

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

$1,000 - $15,000

Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation Grants

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

$50,000 – $250,000

The National Fund for Sacred Places

Provides grants for the planning and execution of urgent capital projects at historic sacred places that are valued for their cultural importance as well as their role in providing human services, strengthening communities, and revitalizing neighborhoods


SECU Foundation Grant Program

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

Up to $50,000 per town

T-Mobile Hometown Grants

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


Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program in North Carolina

Provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas

$20,000 and less

The Duke Energy Foundation

Focused on strengthening and uplifting communities throughout North Carolina

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


State-Level Systemic Change Strategy

Partner with others to help change state-level systems to overcome systemic and structural barriers

$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


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

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

$100,000 and $1,000,000

The Lowe's Foundation Gable Grants Program

The Lowe's Foundation is developing a community of skilled tradespeople to build and revitalize our homes, communities and infrastructure for the future

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

$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

$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

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