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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CORRAL Riding Academy

On a small horse farm, off of Kildaire Road in Cary, North Carolina, transformational life changes are happening for a group of teenage girls. Each week during the school year, dozens of at-risk girls participate in CORRAL Riding Academy’s programs. During the summer, CORRAL’s enrollment increases to 60 when they host a program in partnership with the Raleigh Police department each July.

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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

  • The Fisherman’s Friend

    In 2009, John J. Miller wrote a piece for National Review about John William Pope Foundation Chairman Art Pope.  At the time, Pope was also the president of the foundation, a family endeavor he helped to start.  The article takes an in-depth look at Art Pope’s background and giving philosophy. NATIONAL REVIEW December 21, 2009 [...]

  • Pope Foundation Giving Featured in N&O Column

    In a December 23 News & Observer column, Barry Saunders writes about Art Pope and the John William Pope Foundation’s diverse giving. We are always honored to support so many valuable organizations.  To learn more about our humanitarian giving, visit the “Our Grants” section of our website here: http://jwpf.org/grants/focus-areas/humanitarian/. The N&O story appears below and can [...]

  • Pope Foundation Announces December Grant Recipients

    John William Pope Foundation Announces December Grant Recipients Nearly $1.7 million given primarily to North Carolina causes RALEIGH — The John William Pope Foundation recently completed its December board meeting, awarding $1,692,500 to schools, churches, arts organizations, and community groups in its winter grant cycle. The winter grants went primarily to organizations serving the Triangle area [...]

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Press releases

  • Pope Foundation Announces December Grant Recipients

    John William Pope Foundation Announces December Grant Recipients Nearly $1.7 million given primarily to North Carolina causes RALEIGH — The John William Pope Foundation recently completed its December board meeting, awarding $1,692,500 to schools, churches, arts organizations, and community groups in its winter grant cycle. The winter grants went primarily to organizations serving the Triangle area [...]

  • 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 [...]

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Achiever Spotlights

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Travis Fisher Seeks to ‘Be Rather Than to Seem’

Travis Fisher experienced a political epiphany as a junior in college: He wanted to become an advocate for free markets. Until then, Travis considered himself a confused, left-leaning moderate in his political philosophy.

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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.