With the goal to improve the well being of North Carolinians, the John William Pope Foundation makes grants to support humanitarian efforts, arts, and more. The Foundation’s mission is to ensure future generations have the opportunity to prosper. From its first grant in 1986 to the present, the Foundation’s giving has totaled over $100 million, primarily to charities and organizations in North Carolina. The wife of the late John William Pope, Joy W. Pope, was a longtime board member and the Foundation’s first president. Her enthusiasm for philanthropy was instrumental in developing the Foundation’s long history of humanitarian giving in the state.
Applications for grants to be awarded in January 2019 will be available on June 15, 2018 and will be accepted until September 15, 2018.