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 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 [...]

  • The state of the UNC system

    In light of recent news about budget requests from the University of North Carolina system, check out this excellent report from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy‘s Jenna Ashley Robinson examining “the state of the state” of the UNC system:  To understand and evaluate a university’s effectiveness requires a lot of information. But rarely [...]

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Press releases

  • 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 [...]

  • North Carolina Museum of Art Receives $25,000 Grant from John William Pope Foundation to Support the School Bus Scholarship Fund

    RALEIGH, N.C. MARCH 5, 2014 — The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) has received a grant from the John William Pope Foundation for $25,000 in support of the Museum’s School Bus Scholarship Fund. The NCMA School Bus Scholarship Fund, which was launched in 2008 to provide funding to North Carolina schools requiring financial assistance to [...]

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Achiever Spotlights

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Lynn Daniell Leaves Corporate America to Feed the Hungry

Every popular super hero has an alter ego. Batman has Bruce Wayne. Superman has Clark Kent. Spiderman has Peter Parker.

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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.