Human Services

Families, churches, civic and community organizations, and vibrant neighborhoods are the pillars of our democracy. A strong work ethic, sense of personal responsibility, and emphasis on virtue are vital underpinnings of our nation.

To contribute to an environment of opportunity, the Pope Foundation makes grants to nonprofits addressing a full spectrum of needs, including hunger, health, housing, job training, and more. The Pope Foundation believes that independent initiatives, not government interventions, are critical to addressing the root causes of social challenges like generational poverty, underemployment, homelessness, and substance abuse. Ultimately, nonprofits that restore individuals and families in crisis are ensuring that communities flourish.

The Foundation prioritizes organizations that encourage opportunity and personal responsibility. The geographic focus is Wake and Vance Counties (or organizations who do work to benefit residents of Wake and Vance Counties).


Horizons Program at UNC Chapel Hill

Dr. John Thorp had a vision. After attending East Carolina University medical school and completing his residency at UNC-Chapel Hill,...

CASA (Community Alternatives for Supportive Abodes)

Addressing Homelessness for a Vulnerable Population A simple mission For Bernard, CASA has changed the course of his life. When...

CORRAL Riding Academy

Helping Hurting Girls Heal and Transform with Rescued Horses At a small horse farm on Kildaire Road in Cary, North Carolina, transformational...

Grantee Profile: UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Fighting Cancer in the Heart of Carolina Cancer touches millions of lives each year, young and old, and can test...

Jim Anthony Puts Faith Into Practice Through Giving

For Jim Anthony, it all began in 1983. An MBA graduate from Duke University, Jim had spent the last four...

Transitions LifeCare

  Celebrating Life in Our Community Like most Western nations, the United States is expected to see a significant increase in...

SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals

Providing a Home for Seriously Ill Patients and Families Families who travel to Chapel Hill for medical treatment are far...

Juan Nelson Comes Full Circle to Help Others Find Jobs

It took five businessmen at a church in Charlotte, North Carolina, to set Juan Nelson on the path to new...

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