Helping our foundation partners and donors establish and make grants and scholarships is our most important charge and integral to our mission to strengthen North Carolina communities. Helping nonprofits and deserving students locate needed funding is also an important part of the equation.


NCCF offers several community grants programs to support nonprofit organizations in North Carolina.  The majority of these programs are connected to our statewide network of affiliate foundations, but we are pleased to administer grantmaking for other funding programs as well, like our women’s giving circles. To access our online application system, you must first review our Grantmaking Guidelines.

If your organization is eligible to apply and has a grant request that would meet our criteria, please click HERE to learn how to apply.  


Scholarship opportunities through the NCCF are rich and diverse. We do not have a general scholarship fund; rather, all scholarship awards are made through specific funds with criteria established by the original donors. NCCF is privileged to award hundreds of scholarships each year, thanks to many generous donors across our state. To find scholarships available to students where you live, search our scholarships here.

Other grant opportunities 

In addition to our community grantmaking programs, the North Carolina Community Foundation is privileged to offer other grant opportunities throughout the year. 

View other grant opportunities.

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