Recent Giving

We make grants to improve the well-being of North Carolinians by advancing the ideas of limited government, individual freedom, personal responsibility, and strong communities.

Since 1986, we’ve granted more than $229 million to more than 400 nonprofits who are helping create more opportunities for the people they serve.

Our Recent Grants

Below, see a list of grants we made in our most recent fiscal year (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022).

Grant RecipientGiving AreaGrant AmountLocation
Acton Institute Policy$10,000Grand Rapids, MI
Advancing American Freedom FoundationPolicy$250,000Washington, DC
America’s FuturePolicy$10,000Washington, DC
American Council of Trustees and AlumniPolicy$10,000Washington, DC
American Enterprise InstitutePolicy$25,000Washington, DC
American Institute for Economic ResearchPolicy$15,000Great Barrington, MA
American Juris LinkPolicy$25,000Washington, DC
American Legislative Exchange CouncilPolicy$25,000Arlington, VA
Archbridge InstitutePolicy$25,000Washington, DC
Atlas NetworkPolicy$90,000Arlington, VA
BEST NCPolicy$30,000Raleigh, NC
Capital Research Center Policy$75,000Washington, DC
Center for Equal OpportunityPolicy$10,000Washington, DC
Center for Urban Renewal and Education Policy$10,000Washington, DC
Competitive Enterprise InstitutePolicy$40,000Washington, DC
Competitive Enterprise InstitutePolicy$150,000Washington, DC
Defense of Freedom InstitutePolicy$20,000Washington, DC
Fair Lines America FoundationPolicy$250,000Washington, DC
FIREPolicy$60,000Philadelphia, PA
Foundation for Government AccountabilityPolicy$25,000Naples, FL
Foundation for Research on Equal OpportunityPolicy$10,000Austin, TX
Foundation for Research on Equal OpportunityPolicy$100,000Austin, TX
Franklin News FoundationPolicy$25,000Chicago, IL
Franklin News FoundationPolicy$100,000Chicago, IL
Fund for American StudiesPolicy$150,000Washington, DC
George Mason University – Adam Smith ProgramPolicy$125,000Fairfax, VA
Georgia Center for OpportunityPolicy$40,000Atlanta, GA
Heartland InstitutePolicy$10,000Arlington Heights, IL
Heritage FoundationPolicy$150,000Washington, DC
Independent Institute-Independent ReviewPolicy$25,000Oakland, CA
Independent Women’s ForumPolicy$25,000Washington, DC
Institute for Energy ResearchPolicy$50,000Washington, DC
Institute for Family StudiesPolicy$125,000Charlottesville, VA
Institute for Free Speech Policy$60,000Washington, DC
Institute for JusticePolicy$75,000Arlington, VA
James G. Martin Center Policy$450,000Raleigh, NC
Jesse Helms Center Foundation Policy$50,000Wingate, NC
John Locke Foundation Policy$3,927,000Raleigh, NC
Libertas InstitutePolicy$10,000Lehi, UT
Lincoln NetworkPolicy$45,000Washington, DC
Lucy Burns Institute-BallotpediaPolicy$50,000Washington, DC
Mackinac CenterPolicy$50,000Midland, MI
Manhattan InstitutePolicy$125,000New York, NY
Mercatus Center at GMUPolicy$135,000Arlington, VA
myFutureNCPolicy$25,000Raleigh, NC
National Association of ScholarsPolicy$125,000New York, NY
National Review InstitutePolicy$75,000New York, NY
National Taxpayers Union FoundationPolicy$50,000Washington, DC
NC Center on Actual InnocencePolicy$20,000Durham, NC
NC Family Policy CouncilPolicy$185,000Raleigh, NC
NC Free Enterprise FoundationPolicy$155,000Raleigh, NC
NC Institute for Constitutional LawPolicy$255,000Raleigh, NC
NC Institute of Political Leadership (IOPL)Policy$50,000Raleigh, NC
NC Leadership Forum at Duke UniversityPolicy$50,000Durham, NC
Nevada Policy Research InstitutePolicy$10,000Las Vegas, NV
New Civil Liberties AlliancePolicy$50,000Washington, DC
NorthCarolinaCANPolicy$15,000Raleigh, NC
Pacific Legal FoundationPolicy$10,000Sacramento, CA
Pacific Research InstitutePolicy$15,000Pasadena, CA
Parents for Educational Freedom in NCPolicy$50,000Raleigh, NC
People United for PrivacyPolicy$35,000Washington, DC
PERCPolicy$15,000Bozeman, MT
Philadelphia SocietyPolicy$50,000Grand Rapids, MI
Philanthropy Roundtable Policy$75,000Washington, DC
Public Interest Legal FoundationPolicy$85,000Alexandria, VA
Real Clear FoundationPolicy$50,000Northbrook, IL
Reason FoundationPolicy$150,000Los Angeles, CA
Reason Foundation, Inc.Policy$30,000Los Angeles, CA
Speech FirstPolicy$30,000Washington, DC
State Financial Officers FoundationPolicy$25,000Washington, DC
State Policy NetworkPolicy$120,000Washington, DC
State Policy NetworkPolicy$150,000Washington, DC
Tax FoundationPolicy$50,000Washington, DC
TeneoPolicy$10,000Austin, TX
The Cato InstitutePolicy$25,000Washington, DC
Tholos Foundation Policy$25,000Washington, DC
Thomas B Fordham InstitutePolicy$65,000Washington, DC
Ashbrook Center at Ashland UniversityEducation$40,000Ashland, OH
Asheville SchoolEducation$550,000Asheville, NC
Belmont Abbey CollegeEducation$40,000Charlotte, NC
Campbell University – Second Chance InitiativeEducation$50,000Buies Creek, NC
Carolina Liberty FoundationEducation$5,000Chapel Hill, NC
CL PressEducation$5,000Fairfax, VA
Clemson Institute for the Study of CapitalismEducation$75,000Clemson, SC
College of Charleston – Center for Public Choice Education$35,000Charleston, SC
Concordia Free Enterprise CenterEducation$10,000Mequon, WI
Coolidge Presidential FoundationEducation$25,000Plymouth, VT
Duke University – Center for History of Political EconomyEducation$150,000Durham, NC
Duke University – Civil Discourse ProjectEducation$73,000Durham, NC
Econ Journal Watch Education$10,000Fairfax, VA
Federalist SocietyEducation$75,000Washington, DC
Foundation for Economic EducationEducation$30,000Atlanta, GA
Free to Choose NetworkEducation$15,000Erie, PA
Institute for Humane StudiesEducation$475,000Washington, DC
Intercollegiate Studies InstituteEducation$5,000Wilmington, DE
Law & Economics Center at GMU Antonin Scalia Law SchoolEducation$50,000Fairfax, VA
Liberty & Law Center at GMU Antonin Scalia Law SchoolEducation$10,000Fairfax, VA
NC State University – Free & Open Societies ProjectEducation$66,000Raleigh, NC
Network of enlightened WomenEducation$10,000Washington, DC
Occoneechee Council for the Pope Eagle Scout ScholarshipEducation$20,000Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Charter High School  Education$50,000Raleigh, NC
Ravenscroft School Education$175,000Raleigh, NC
Student Free Press AssociationEducation$20,000Hillsdale, MI
The Free PackEducation$1,000Raleigh, NC
The Fund for American StudiesEducation$60,000Washington, DC
UNC Chapel Hill – Philosophy, Politics & Economics ProgramEducation$500,000Chapel Hill, NC
Virginia Episcopal SchoolEducation$50,000Lynchburg, VA
Wingate UniversityEducation$14,000Wingate, NC
Young America’s Foundation for the National Journalism CenterEducation$20,000Reston, VA
Young VoicesEducation$10,000Washington, DC
ACTS of Vance CountyHuman Services$15,000Henderson, NC
Alice Aycock Poe CenterHuman Services$5,000Raleigh, NC
Alliance Medical MinistryHuman Services$60,000Raleigh, NC
Autism Society of NCHuman Services$5,000Raleigh, NC
Backstretch Employee Services Team of NYHuman Services$5,000Elmont, NY
Boys & Girls Club of North Central NC for Vance County activitiesHuman Services$20,000Henderson, NC
Camp CorralHuman Services$15,000Raleigh, NC
CASAHuman Services$10,000Raleigh, NC
Catholic Charities for Support Circles in Wake County Human Services$20,000Raleigh, NC
Community Housing Coalition of Madison County Human Services$50,000Marshall, NC
CORRAL Riding AcademyHuman Services$13,500Cary, NC
Coweta Samaritan Clinic, Inc.Human Services$15,000Newnan, GA
Daniel Center for Math and ScienceHuman Services$75,000Raleigh, NC
Dress for Success TriangleHuman Services$25,000Raleigh, NC
Emmaus HouseHuman Services$50,000Raleigh, NC
Falcon Children’s Home and Family ServicesHuman Services$51,217Falcon, NC
Fellowship Home of RaleighHuman Services$20,000Raleigh, NC
Food Bank of Central & Eastern NCHuman Services$25,000Raleigh, NC
Full Gospel Tabernacle ChurchHuman Services$25,000Lumberton, NC
GiGi’s PlayhouseHuman Services$5,000Cary, NC
Godwin Presbyterian ChurchHuman Services$5,000Godwin, NC
Grayson Jockey Club Research FoundationHuman Services$89,000Lexington, KY
Green Chair ProjectHuman Services$25,000Raleigh, NC
Habitat for Humanity of WakeHuman Services$25,000Raleigh, NC
Helping Horse Therapeutic Riding ProgramHuman Services$10,000Zebulon, NC
Henderson Performing Arts CenterHuman Services$35,000Henderson, NC
Henderson YMCAHuman Services$50,000Henderson, NC
Hill Learning Center Human Services$50,000Durham, NC
Hope ReinsHuman Services$13,000Wake Forest, NC
Horses N Heroes of Marion CountyHuman Services$10,000Citra, FL
Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women (now Arise Collective)Human Services$30,000Raleigh, NC
Jobs for LifeHuman Services$10,000Raleigh, NC
Joel FundHuman Services$5,000Wake Forest, NC
Junior Achievement of Eastern NCHuman Services$10,000Raleigh, NC
Life ExperiencesHuman Services$5,000Cary, NC
Life Line Outreach, Inc.Human Services$10,000Henderson, NC
Loaves & Fishes MinistryHuman Services$18,000Raleigh, NC
Masonic Home for Children at OxfordHuman Services$25,000Oxford, NC
Neighbor to NeighborHuman Services$20,000Raleigh, NC
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption ProgramHuman Services$50,000Lexington, KY
Note in the PocketHuman Services$25,000Raleigh, NC
Oak City CaresHuman Services$10,000Raleigh, NC
Occoneechee Council Human Services$15,000Raleigh, NC
Preservation North CarolinaHuman Services$10,000Raleigh, NC
Prevent Child Abuse NCHuman Services$75,000Morrisville, NC
Raleigh Rescue Mission  Human Services$75,000Raleigh, NC
Reality MinistriesHuman Services$10,000Durham, NC
Rebuilding Together of the TriangleHuman Services$25,000Raleigh, NC
Safe Families for Children AllianceHuman Services$25,000Raleigh, NC
SAFEchildHuman Services$15,000Raleigh, NC
Salvation Army of Wake County Human Services$15,000Raleigh, NC
SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals Human Services$35,000Chapel Hill, NC
StepUp MinistryHuman Services$30,000Raleigh, NC
Tahoe FundHuman Services$5,000Tahoe City, CA
Thoroughbred Charities of AmericaHuman Services$10,000Lexington, KY
TLC (Tammy Lynn Center)Human Services$20,000Raleigh, NC
Transitions LifeCare Human Services$25,000Raleigh, NC
Triangle Special Hockey AssociationHuman Services$5,000Raleigh, NC
TROSA Human Services$25,000Durham, NC
Turning Point Human Services$20,000Henderson, NC
UNC – Track & Field ScholarshipsHuman Services$133,333Chapel Hill, NC
UNC Lineberger Cancer Center Human Services$666,667Chapel Hill, NC
White Memorial Presbyterian ChurchHuman Services$25,000Raleigh, NC
With Love From Jesus Human Services$5,000Raleigh, NC
YMCA of the Triangle AreaHuman Services$10,000Raleigh, NC
Youth Legislative AssemblyHuman Services$5,000Raleigh, NC
ArtsplosureArts$15,000Raleigh, NC
Ava Gardner MuseumArts$30,000Smithfield, NC
Carolina BalletArts$50,000Raleigh, NC
Community Music SchoolArts$20,000Raleigh, NC
Dix Park ConservancyArts$10,000Raleigh, NC
KidznotesArts$10,000Durham, NC
Madison County Arts CouncilArts$25,000Marshall, NC
NC Master ChoraleArts$20,000Raleigh, NC
NC Museum of Art FoundationArts$50,000Raleigh, NC
NC Opera CompanyArts$35,000Raleigh, NC
NC SymphonyArts$50,000Raleigh, NC
Performance EdgeArts$7,500Raleigh, NC
Philharmonic AssociationArts$10,500Raleigh, NC
Raleigh CamerataArts$5,000Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Fine Arts SocietyArts$30,000Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Little TheatreArts$15,000Raleigh, NC
Surry Arts CouncilArts$45,000Mt Airy, NC
TOTAL GRANTS FY 2021-2022 $14,673,717 



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