The John William Pope Foundation’s philanthropic vision is rooted in improving the well-being of North Carolinians through the advancement of individual freedom and personal responsibility. The Foundation’s giving is directed to four grant priorities to achieve this vision: public policy, education, human services, and the arts.
Grants are issued twice a year — in the spring (public policy and higher education) and the fall (human services, K-12 education, and the arts). The board may consider proposals that fall between meeting times at their discretion. Specific deadlines are shared on our Annual Grants page.