Pope Foundation Announces December Grant Recipients, Bringing 2013 Total to Over $1 Million in Giving to Humanitarian and Arts Organizations

December 11, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. DEC. 11, 2013 — The John William Pope Foundation has announced $802,500 in giving to community charities, schools, churches, and the arts — bringing the Foundation’s total giving to humanitarian and arts organizations in 2013 to over $1 million.

“We’re honored to continue supporting these valuable community nonprofits that help the most vulnerable among us and that enrich our lives through education and the creative arts,” said Art Pope, President and Chairman of the John William Pope Foundation.



The new grants are in addition to $200,000 in direct support to soup kitchens, homeless shelters, medical missions, and other organizations given by the Pope Foundation since July. Of that number, $185,000 were accelerated grants meant to mitigate the effects of the federal government shutdown that spanned the first half of October.

With the December 2013 cycle of grants, the Pope Foundation added seven new charities to its grantee list:

  • CORRAL Riding Academy: A horseback riding program designed to promote healing, growth, and lasting change for low-income, at-risk girls in Wake County.
  • Jobs for Life: A ministry that provides toolkits to churches and community nonprofits to help the unemployed find work.
  • N.C. Museum of Art: Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, a museum that features an extensive art collection, educational programs throughout the year, an art conservation studio, and a 160-acre park open to the public.
  • Raleigh Little Theatre: A community theatre that enriches, entertains, and engages volunteers, students, and audiences of all ages.
  • Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill: A “home away from home” for families of children who are receiving health care at area hospitals. The House offers physical comfort and emotional support through programs dedicated to the well-being of the whole family.

Since its founding in 1986, the Pope Foundation has given millions to humanitarian charities, mainly in Wake County and adjacent regions.

For more information, interviews, or details on the application process, contact Communications Director David Bass at 919-861-6445 or press@jwpf.org.


The John William Pope Foundation, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, works to improve the well-being of the citizens of 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 over $100 million, primarily to charities and organizations in North Carolina.

The Foundation is a private family foundation supported by the late John William Pope Sr. and his wife, Joyce W. Pope, and their children: their late son, John William Pope Jr.; Amanda Pope; and Art Pope.


  • $225,000 — The Asheville School
  • $10,000   — Barium Springs Home for Children
  • $10,000   — Blessed Sacrament School
  • $50,000   — Boy Scouts of America, Occoneechee Council
  • $25,000   — Carolina Ballet
  • $5,000     — CORRAL Riding Academy
  • $5,000     — Disabilities Education Support Center
  • $25,000   — Full Gospel Tabernacle Church
  • $50,000   — Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation
  • $5,000     — Green Chair Project
  • $10,000   — H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library
  • $5,000     — Helping Horse Therapeutic Riding Program
  • $5,000     — Henderson YMCA
  • $10,000   — Jobs for Life
  • $25,000   — N.C. Museum of Art
  • $10,000   — N.C. Opera
  • $25,000   — N.C. Symphony
  • $25,000   — N.C. Theatre
  • $5,000     — N.C. Youth Legislative Assembly Administration
  • $2,500     — Neuse Christian Academy
  • $5,000     — Performance Edge
  • $25,000   — Prevent Child Abuse N.C.
  • $25,000   — Raleigh Charter High School
  • $25,000   — Raleigh Fine Arts Society
  • $5,000     — Raleigh Little Theatre
  • $25,000   — Ravenscroft School
  • $15,000   — Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill
  • $5,000     — SAFE Haven for Cats
  • $25,000   — SECU Family House
  • $25,000   — StepUp Ministry
  • $5,000     — Thoroughbred Charities of America
  • $5,000     — Vance County Historical Society
  • $25,000   — Virginia Episcopal School
  • $50,000   — White Memorial Presbyterian Church
  • $5,000      — YMCA of the Triangle