Our Work

Since 1986, the John William Pope Foundation has made over $170 million in grants to more than 400 nonprofits.

Because of these vital nonprofit grant recipients, people are accessing more opportunities, leading to a stronger, more resilient North Carolina.

Joy W. Pope Memorial Grant

Each year we award $200,000 through our Joy W. Pope Memorial Grant program, an annual grant opportunity for organizations in the arts and human services.

Our Stories

Through our grantmaking process, we are consistently learning and growing. These are just some of the stories that inspire us.


Here’s you’ll find more information about the Pope Foundation including recent grant recipients and potential funding opportunities.