Pope Foundation welcomes newest John Blundell Fellow Branson Inscore

July 12, 2019

In May, the John William Pope Foundation welcomed 2019-2020 John Blundell Fellow Branson Inscore to our staff.  A recent college graduate and native of Iredell County, Inscore will be with us for one year working as a program assistant, exploring options for future employment or graduate study, and completing a special project. The John Blundell Fellowship was established in 2015 for recent graduates that have an interest in advancing freedom and pursuing a career in public policy, academia, journalism, philanthropy, or public service. Previous fellows have gone on to pursue additional education, work in state government, and work in philanthropy. We asked Inscore to share more about himself in a brief Q&A.    Q: Where did you attend college? “After much deliberation, I first enrolled at Mitchell Community College, in Statesville, NC. Even with scholarship money, it was going to be much more affordable for me to attend community college, so that’s where I...

ABC of NC and University of Mount Olive Named 2019 Joy W. Pope Memorial Grant Recipients

February 19, 2019

Life skills clinic and a black box theatre will connect two communities to opportunity February 19, 2019 Raleigh, NC -- The John William Pope Foundation Board of Directors has announced the recipients of a statewide competitive grant program. ABC of NC, a Winston-Salem autism spectrum disorder (ASD) services provider, and The University of Mount Olive, a private liberal arts institution in eastern North Carolina, have each received a $100,000 grant through the annual Joy W. Pope Memorial Grants in Arts and Human Services. ABC of NC will use the Joy W. Pope Memorial Grant in Human Services to support a groundbreaking life skills center in their new SECU Autism Clinic.  The Joy W. Pope Life Skills Center will feature job skill training labs; a coffee café; and a mock grocery store, doctor’s office, dentist’s office, hair salon and apartment/hotel room. The Center will be available to ASD clients ages 16 months to 21 years for realistic skill building, opening windows of...

Pope Foundation Makes $10 Million Commitment to UNC-Chapel Hill

April 23, 2018

Gift will support academics, research and athletics [caption id="attachment_4794" align="alignright" width="300"] UNC-CH Vice Chancellor David Routh, Joyce L. Pope, Art Pope, and UNC-CH Chancellor Carol Folt at today's announcement.[/caption] RALEIGH, N.C. – During a presentation today at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the John William Pope Foundation announced a $10 million commitment to the ‘Campaign for Carolina.’ The gift will be split among four programs: $5 million for UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to fund post-doctoral fellowships for cancer researchers; $3.75 million for the Philosophy, Politics & Economics Program in the College of Arts and Sciences to expand professorships and fund additional guest speakers; $1 million to the athletics department to fund scholarships for track-and-field athletes; and $250,000 to UNC Horizons Program to fund a three-year study on effectiveness of its innovative treatment program for substance disorders...

2018 Joy W. Pope Memorial Grant Recipients Announced

January 31, 2018

Stokes County Arts Council awarded Grant in the arts and Haywood Pathways Center awarded grant in human services   RALEIGH, N.C. – Today, the John William Pope Foundation announced the winners of the 2018 Joy W. Pope Memorial Grants in the Arts and Human Services. The recipients of the one-time, $100,000 grants are Stokes County Arts Council in Danbury, North Carolina and Haywood Pathways Center in Waynesville, North Carolina. [caption id="attachment_4767" align="alignleft" width="300"] Arts Place of Stokes, the headquarters for Stokes County Arts Council, will complete phase two of internal construction with the Joy W. Pope Memorial Grant. Photo Credit: Stokes Arts.[/caption] Stokes County Arts Council will use the 2018 Joy W. Pope Memorial Grant in the Arts to complete phase two construction of The Arts Place of Stokes. Opened in 2017, The Arts Place is a multi-purpose community arts facility. Along with additional funding already received, Stokes Arts will use...

Save the Date: 2017 Raleigh Children’s Business Fair on October 7

August 17, 2017

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The Pope Foundation will bring the Raleigh Children's Business Fair back to North Hills shopping center on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.  Community members are invited to attend and shop with over 40+ youth-run businesses at The Commons at North Hills (circle drive in front of Chick-fil-A). The fair was first held last year and is a part of the national Children's Business Fair network.  The event invites local children to apply for a tent space where they can showcase and sell their original products and ideas.  The fair provides a safe and family-friendly learning environment where children ages 6-14 experience the thrill of entrepreneurship firsthand.  The fair also has an element of competition as local community leaders serve as judges to award small cash prizes in two age groups. More details will follow, but please save the date and visit the event on Facebook.    ...

Triangle Nonprofits Awarded $2 million in Grants in Winter 2016

December 22, 2016

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Recipients include arts, human services, and education groups RALEIGH, N.C. – At a winter 2016 board meeting, The John William Pope Foundation awarded $2.3 million in grants, with just over $2 million going directly to nonprofits in the Triangle.  A total of 72 organizations received grants.  Additional grants were made to organizations in Vance County. Vance County is home to Variety Wholesalers, owned and operated by the Pope family.  For a full list of grants made, please see the list below. The Pope Foundation makes grants twice a year, in the spring and in the winter.  Applications are accepted year-round.  For more information on applying for a Pope Foundation grant, visit https://jwpf.org/apply/.   The Pope Foundation works to improve the well being of citizens in North Carolina and the nation through the advancement of individual freedom and personal responsibility. From its first grant in 1986 to the present, the Foundation’s giving has totaled more than $100...

Pope Foundation Will Award $200,000 in Statewide Competitive Grants

September 14, 2016

Deadline to submit applications for Joy W. Pope Memorial Grants has been extended to October 24   RALEIGH, N.C. – Today, the John William Pope Foundation announced they would again offer two statewide competitive grants. North Carolina nonprofits can apply for the 2017 Joy Pope Memorial Grant in the Arts and the 2017 Joy Pope Memorial Grant in Human Services until October 24, 2016.  The foundation will award $100,000 to a selected nonprofit for an innovative project that will be completed in 2017.  Interested organizations should visit the foundation’s website at www.jwpf.org for more information and application instructions. “Traditionally, the Pope Foundation’s humanitarian and arts giving has focused on needs in the Triangle area,” said foundation Vice President Joyce Pope.  “But we know there are needs across the state and organizations with innovative ideas to address those needs.  This competitive grant program allows us to directly impact...