Founded in 1986, the John William Pope Foundation has a proud tradition of principled giving in North Carolina and beyond. A small, dedicated staff works to uphold the values and mission of the organization. Fellowship and career opportunities with the Foundation will be posted if they are available.

Annual John Blundell Fellowship

Established in 2015, the ‘Blundell Fellowship,’ named in honor of the late free market leader John Blundell, is offered annually to a recent college or university graduate who has an interest in advancing freedom and pursuing a career in public policy, academia, journalism, philanthropy, or public service.  The Blundell Fellow spends a year at the John William Pope Foundation (JWPF) working as a program assistant, exploring options for future employment or graduate study, and completing a special project.  The Fellow gains experience with nonprofits and engages with other organizations and leaders in the foundation’s four giving areas.  The Fellow typically is recruited in the Fall/Winter with a Spring start date.  Applications for the 2018-19 Fellowship will be available January 3, 2018. 

Past Fellows

Kayla Nguyen, 2015-2016 Fellow