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Open Grants Program - Golden LEAF Funding

Golden LEAF Foundation

Funding Amount

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

Matching Funds

Funding Cycle

Application deadline via online system:
August 24, 2023
October 26, 2023
December 21, 2023
February 22, 2024


Committed to using the funds entrusted to it for projects that show the most potential for strengthening North Carolina’s economy, especially in tobacco-dependent, economically distressed, and/or rural communities

May include requests for funds to:
- Develop and implement a new workforce training program to meet demand from local employers
- Implement a career pathway at a high school for a high demand field
- Extend water, sewer, or road infrastructure to a site to enable industrial development that will create full-time jobs
- Support the development of new crops, expand markets for agriculture products, or provide training for farmers

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants are governmental entities and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations

Additional Eligibility Requirements

North Carolina

Additional Information

For additional information or questions, contact the organization at or (252) 442-7474

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