Current Grant Projects

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Grantee Profile: UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

In the battle against cancer, few research institutions in the United States can match UNC Lineberger’s track record of excellence. Located on UNC’s medical campus, the cancer center brings together exceptional physicians and scientists from across the country to investigate and improve the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer.

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Asheville School

To appreciate the good that Western civilization has brought to the world, students must first understand it. And what better way to gain understanding than to read, and study, the classics of Western culture — works ranging from Homer to Locke.

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Liberty Leaders

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Baker Mitchell Devotes His Retirement to Educating Kids

A tale of two schools. That’s what prompted Baker Mitchell to embark on a journey to bring more education options to families in coastal North Carolina. The story began in the early 1990s.

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Jim Anthony Puts Faith Into Practice Through Giving

For Jim Anthony, it all began in 1983. An MBA graduate from Duke University, Jim had spent the last four years working as a brokerage professional in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles when he decided to move his family.

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News & Insights

  • Pope Foundation Announces New Leadership

    John Hood named president, joining Vice President Joyce L. Pope RALEIGH, N.C. NOVEMBER 20, 2014 – Longtime think tank leader and political commentator John Hood has been named president of the John William Pope Foundation, the Raleigh-based grant making foundation reported today. The John William Pope Foundation Board of Directors elected Hood as president of [...]

  • UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Announces 2014 John William Pope Clinical Fellows

                  The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center faculty has selected the recipients of the 2014 John William Pope Clinical Fellows awards. They are: David Chism, MD, MSc David Johnson, MD, MPH Christopher Tignanelli, MD    The Pope Foundation congratulates these very deserving fellows on their hard work and dedication and [...]

  • In Memory of Joyce W. Pope

    Joyce Wilkins Pope passed away peacefully on May 14, 2014, surrounded by her family in Raleigh, North Carolina. Joy was born on November 10, 1929 in Linden, North Carolina, to William Arthur Wilkins and Ruth Tew Wilkins. Joy graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1947, and worked at Highsmith Hospital in Fayetteville, NC before marrying [...]

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Press releases

  • Pope Foundation Announces New Leadership

    John Hood named president, joining Vice President Joyce L. Pope RALEIGH, N.C. NOVEMBER 20, 2014 – Longtime think tank leader and political commentator John Hood has been named president of the John William Pope Foundation, the Raleigh-based grant making foundation reported today. The John William Pope Foundation Board of Directors elected Hood as president of [...]

  • Pope Foundation Gives $1.3 Million to UNC Lineberger to Fight Cancer

    RALEIGH, N.C. APRIL 14, 2014 — The John William Pope Foundation has made a $1.3 million gift to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to fund cancer research and treatment. As one of the leading cancer centers in the United States, UNC Lineberger brings together some of the most exceptional physicians and scientists in the country to [...]

  • Pope Foundation Announces 2014 Class of Eagle Scout Scholars

    RALEIGH, N.C. MARCH. 26, 2014 — The John William Pope Foundation, one of the top-giving philanthropies in North Carolina, is proud to announce the 2014 class of Pope Family Eagle Scout scholars. The scholarships, valued at $20,000 for each student, will help four young men pursue careers in engineering, music, business, and medicine. The mission of [...]

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Achiever Spotlights

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Cathy Heath Wages Decade-Long Battle to Protect Property Rights

Raising a flag on a hill — that’s the word picture Cathy Heath uses to describe her decade-long fight to reform North Carolina’s annexation laws.

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Featured videos

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25th Anniversary Dinner

The Pope Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary — and over $100 million in giving — in December 2011.

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Public Policy Support

The Pope Foundation supports dozens of public-policy groups that defend America’s free-enterprise system.