Foundation For The Carolinas Announces 2018 Longleaf Fund Grant Cycle Now Open

Foundation For The Carolinas Announces 2018 Longleaf Fund Grant Cycle Now Open


CHARLOTTE – Foundation For The Carolinas is pleased to announce the opening of the 2018 Longleaf Fund grant cycle, awarding capital grants in select cities in North and South Carolina. FFTC is accepting applications from eligible organizations in and serving Charlotte, Fayetteville and Rocky Mount in NC, and Spartanburg and Florence in SC.


Teaming together with strong nonprofit partners, Longleaf Fund grants aim to strengthen the character and achievement of at-risk children and youth while encouraging communities to reach higher and create opportunities for a brighter future. 
Capital grants from $10,000 to $150,000 will be awarded to organizations serving at-risk children and youth for the following:

  • Projects that build community and increase daily physical activity by building or enhancing age-appropriate, accessible space for play, sports and recreational activities.

  • Projects that promote learning, especially for at-risk youth, with a particular emphasis on creating or improving access to technology.

  • Projects that enhance the quality of life for children, ages 0-18, with disabilities (physical and/or mental) by improving their educational or physical environment and developing the children’s physical capabilities.

The Longleaf Fund is an anonymous Donor Advised Fund managed by Foundation For The Carolinas, a community foundation serving the greater Charlotte region. To learn about program guidelines, or to begin the application process, grant seekers should visit our grants portal and select Grant Program Name: Longleaf Fund.
Interested applicants must complete an online application for consideration. New applicants to the online system must create an account. Eligible projects must be scheduled for completion within 12-18 months from grant award date in order to be considered for a 2018 grant.

Applications must be submitted by Thursday, March 8, 2018. Contact Ayanna Wakefield with questions at 704.973.4543 or