Funding Opportunities

Annual Grants

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.

The Foundation accepts requests for general operating and project-specific grants in all four priority areas on a rolling basis. However, grants are issued only 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.

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Joy W. Pope Memorial Grants in Art & Human Services

The Joy W. Pope Memorial Grant Program is an annual competitive grant opportunity for organizations in the arts and human services. Through two grants, the Foundation seeks to foster innovation and attract attention to modeled solutions. Since 2015, the Pope Foundation has awarded nearly $1 million to North Carolina nonprofits.

Each of the two grants offered awards up to $100,000 in project-specific funding. We will accept applications for the 2021 grants between June 15 – September 15, 2020.

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