Triangle Nonprofits Awarded $2 million in Grants in Winter 2016

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   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 million.


Winter 2016 Grant Recipients

ACTS of Vance County $10,000

Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education $5,000

Alliance Medical Ministry $20,000

Artspace $5,000

Artsplosure $5,000

Asheville School $292,500*

Backstretch Employed Services Team $5,000

BEST NC  $15,000

Boy Scouts of America – Occoneechee Council $10,000

Blessed Sacrament $10,000

Camp Corral $10,000

Carolina Ballet $50,000

CASA $5,000

Center for Public Choice & Market Process at the College of Charleston  $25,000

Children’s Hope Alliance $10,000

Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform $40,000

CORRAL Riding Academy $6,000

Daniel Center for Math and Science $10,000

Dix Park Conservancy $5,000

Dress for Success $10,000

Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina $10,000

Full Gospel Tabernacle Church (Lumberton) $25,000

Godwin Presbyterian Church (Godwin) $5,000

Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation $50,000

The Green Chair Project $25,300

H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library $15,000

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County $20,000

Helping Horse Therapeutic Riding Program $5,000

Henderson Performing Arts Center $35,000

Henderson YMCA $5,000

Hope Center at Pullen (Career Development Program) $10,000

Hope Reins $10,000

Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women $25,000

Interstate Policy Alliance $80,000

Junior Achievement $10,000

Kidznotes $10,000

Lifeline Outreach $10,000

Lucy Daniels Center $5,000

NC Theatre $50,000

Neuse Christian Academy $2,500

North Carolina Leadership Forum at the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy  $30,000

North Carolina Legislative Assembly Administration $5,000

North Carolina Museum of Art $250,000*

North Carolina Opera Company $35,000

North Carolina Symphony $25,000

Performance Edge $5,000

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina $25,000

Raleigh Fine Arts Society $25,000

Raleigh Little Theatre $5,000

Raleigh Camerata $2,500

Raleigh Charter High School $25,000

Raleigh Rescue Mission $15,000

Ravenscroft School $150,000

Safe Haven for Cats $5,000

Salvation Army of Raleigh $10,000

SECU Family House at UNC $32,500

Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen $10,000

StepUp Ministries $25,000

Talent Market $10,000

Thoroughbred Charities of America $10,000

Transitions LifeCare $10,000

Triangle Special Hockey Association $5,000

TROSA $25,000

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center $100,000*

United Way of Vance County $15,000

Urban Ministries of Wake County $10,000

Vance County Animal Shelter $1,000

Vance County Girl Scouts $5,000

Vance County Historical Society $10,000

Virginia Episcopal School $125,000*

White Memorial Presbyterian Church (Raleigh) $300,000*

YMCA of the Triangle $5,000


* A portion or the entire grant is part of a previously announced pledge or multi-year commitment.