Foundation For The Carolinas: Longleaf Fund Announces 2019 Grant Cycle

Foundation For The Carolinas: Longleaf Fund Announces 2019 Grant Cycle


CHARLOTTE – Foundation For The Carolinas has announced the opening of the 2019 Longleaf Fund grant cycle, awarding capital grants in select cities in North and South Carolina. FFTC is currently accepting applications from organizations in and serving Fayetteville, Rocky Mount and Charlotte, NC, and Spartanburg and Florence, SC.


In collaboration with 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 will be awarded from $10,000 to $150,000 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.

In addition, the committee recognizes the devastation of Hurricane Florence across the Carolinas. If your organization is otherwise eligible based on geography and population served and was impacted by Hurricane Florence, we invite you to apply for a recovery grant through the Longleaf Fund.

The Longleaf Fund is an anonymous donor advised fund managed by Foundation For The Carolinas, the community foundation serving the greater Charlotte region. To learn about program guidelines, or to begin the application process, grant seekers should click here and select Grant Program Name: Longleaf Fund. Interested applicants must complete an online application for consideration. Eligible projects must be scheduled for completion within 12-18 months from grant award date to be considered for a 2019 grant.

Applications must be submitted by Thursday, March 7. Contact Ayanna Wakefield with questions at 704.973.4543 or