What and Where We Fund

Appalachia Funders Network

Appalachia Funders Network (2021)

Amount: $60,000
End Year: 2023
Asheville, NC

Appalachia Funders Network seeks to accelerate an equitable Appalachian transition by convening and connecting funders for learning, analysis and collaboration. This grant provides general operating support. 

Appalachian Voices

Appalachian Voices (2022)

Amount: $112,500
End Year: 2024
Boone, NC

Founded in 1997, Appalachian Voices brings people together to protect the land, air and water of Central and Southern Appalachia and advance a just transition to a generative and equitable clean energy economy. This grant provides project support.

Democracy North Carolina (2022)

Amount: $325,000
End Year: 2024
Durham, NC

Democracy North Carolina is a nonpartisan organization that uses research, organizing, training and advocacy to increase voter participation, reduce the influence of big money in politics and achieve a government truly “of, by and for the people.” This grant provides general operating and regranting support.

El Pueblo (2022)

Amount: $300,000
End Year: 2024
Raleigh, NC

El Pueblo's mission is to build collective power through leadership development, organizing and direct action so the Latin American community and other marginalized communities control their own stories and destinies. Leadership development activities are limited to Wake County, but El Pueblo’s civic engagement and advocacy work is statewide. This grant provides general operating support. 

Institute for Southern Studies (2022)

Amount: $270,000
End Year: 2024
Durham, NC

Founded in 1970 by civil rights veterans, the mission of the Institute for Southern Studies is to expose injustice, strengthen democracy and build a community for change to promote a more equitable, democratic and sustainable South. Through public interest media, strategic research, and education and outreach initiatives, the Institute links people to information, analysis, and tools to build a better future in the South. This grant provides general operating, organizational development and regranting support.

NC Child (2022)

Amount: $350,000
End Year: 2024
Raleigh, NC

NC Child builds a strong North Carolina by advancing public policies to ensure all children - regardless of race, ethnicity or place of birth - have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. This grant provides general operating and organizational development support.

NC Collaborative for Strong Latinx Communities (2022)

Amount: $400,000
End Year: 2024
Greensboro, NC

The mission and vision of the NCCSLC is to offer funding, support and resources toward a North Carolina that has increased voice and leadership of Latinx communities in all sectors. This grant provides general operating and regranting support. 

NC Counts Coalition (2022)

Amount: $350,000
End Year: 2024
Raleigh, NC

NC Counts Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to a healthy, just and equitable North Carolina. Its cross-sector partnerships advance systemic solutions for communities facing systemic barriers, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, low-wealth, immigrant and other communities. It was established in 2017 to ensure a complete, fair and accurate 2020 census count for North Carolina. Building off its 2020 census work and statewide infrastructure, in 2021 it transitioned to new areas of programming: 1) Representation and Civic Engagement, and 2) Recovery and Resiliency. This grant provides general operating and regranting support.

NC IAF (2022)

Amount: $200,000
End Year: 2024
Durham, NC

The NC IAF is a regional network of broad-based community coalitions operating primarily in Wake, Durham, Orange, Forsyth and Mecklenburg Counties. Each coalition, made of dues paying well trusted institutions, builds individual civic leadership, strengthens its member organizations, and serves as a vehicle for these members to act in the public arena with sufficient power for the common good. The coalitions create opportunities for people to connect and act powerfully and creatively as leaders – to bring about practical solutions to the challenges facing their families and communities. NC IAF network aggregates the collective power of over 200 grassroots institutions including congregations, neighborhood organizations, nonprofits, labor unions, parent groups and federally qualified health care institutions. This grant provides general operating and regranting support. 

North Carolina Asian Americans Together (2022)

Amount: $375,000
End Year: 2024
Raleigh, NC

North Carolina Asian Americans Together's mission is to support equity and justice for all by fostering community among AAPIs and allies in North Carolina through civic engagement, leadership development, grassroots mobilization and political participation. This grant provides general operating and regranting support.

North Carolina Black Alliance (2022)

Amount: $325,000
End Year: 2024
Raleigh, NC

The Alliance is working toward state-level systemic change by strengthening the network of elected officials representing communities of color throughout the state and collaborating with a progressive, grassroots networks on intersecting issues. These issues range from voting rights, gerrymandering, criminal justice reform, health and wellness, economic development to education. This grant provides general operating support and regranting.

North Carolina Budget and Tax Center

North Carolina Budget and Tax Center (2022)

Amount: $340,000
End Year: 2024
Durham, NC

The North Carolina Budget and Tax Center envisions a state where every person can reach their full potential and achieve wellbeing through the support of trustworthy, anti-racist institutions and systems that all participate in building. Its research of fiscal and economic conditions in communities supports the work of people, organizations and government to advance solutions to poverty and pursue racial equity. This grant provides general operating, organizational development and regranting support.

North Carolina Congress of Latino Organizations (2022)

Amount: $300,000
End Year: 2024
Durham, NC

NCCLO's mission is to empower Latinx immigrants throughout North Carolina and help immigrant institutions become more relevant and effective. The organization strives to develop a unified voice, become a vehicle for collective action, defend rights and improve the socioeconomic conditions of Latinxs in North Carolina. NCCLO achieves the organization's mission through the provision of organizing technical assistance, non-partisan civic engagement, leadership development and collective action. This grant provides general operating support.

Reynolda House Museum of American Art (2022)

Amount: $451,670
End Year: 2024
Winston-Salem, NC

Reynolda House preserves and interprets an American country home and a premier collection of American art. Through innovative public programs and exhibitions, the museum offers a deeper understanding of American culture to diverse audiences. This grant provides general operating support.

SCSJ

Southern Coalition for Social Justice (2021)

Amount: $800,000
End Year: 2023
Durham, NC

Southern Coalition for Social Justice uses litigation and community organizing strategies to ensure fair participation in the democratic process. The organization’s work benefits all communities across the region, but specifically benefits low-wealth individuals and communities of color as these communities are targeted for disenfranchisement. This grant provides general operating and regranting support.

SCSJ

Southern Coalition for Social Justice (2022)

Amount: $800,000
End Year: 2024
Durham, NC

Southern Coalition for Social Justice uses litigation and community organizing strategies to ensure fair participation in the democratic process. The organization’s work benefits all communities across the region, but specifically benefits low-wealth individuals and communities of color as these communities are targeted for disenfranchisement. This grant provides general operating and regranting support.

Southern Vision Alliance

Southern Vision Alliance (2022)

Amount: $475,000
End Year: 2024
Raleigh, NC

Southern Vision Alliance supports emergent and established grassroots groups and efforts organizing for social, racial, economic, gender and environmental justice in North Carolina and the U.S. South. SVA builds movement infrastructure, mobilizes resources and incubates collaborative solidarity. This grant provides general operating and regranting support.

We Are Down Home (2022)

Amount: $300,000
End Year: 2024
Burlington, NC

We Are Down Home is a statewide organization of rural and small-town communities that advocates for economic, gender and racial justice. WDH aims to move North Carolina toward the values of dignity, safety and inclusion through leadership development, strategic campaigns, multiracial movement building and civic engagement that advance real reforms for rural communities. This grant provides general operating and organizational development support.