Grant Priorities

The John William Pope Foundation makes grants to improve the well-being of North Carolinians by advancing the ideas of limited government, individual freedom, personal responsibility, and strong communities.

The Foundation’s giving is directed to four grant priorities to achieve this.

A Legacy of Generosity

Our specific grants for the 2017-18 fiscal year are shared below and are always available through our IRS Form 990.

Recipient Organization City State Amount
50 CAN (for Carolina CAN) Washington DC $25,000.00
ABC of NC Winston-Salem NC $100,000.00
Acton Institute Grand Rapids MI $5,000.00
Action Pathways/Second Harvest Food Bank (for Hurricane Recovery Efforts) Fayetteville NC $20,000.00
ACTS of Vance County Henderson NC $10,000.00
Alliance Medical Ministry Raleigh NC $20,000.00
American Enterprise Institute Washington DC $50,000.00
America’s Future Foundation Washington DC $5,000.00
American Legislative Exchange Council Arlington VA $25,000.00
American Red Cross-Triangle Chapter Raleigh NC $2,500.00
American Studies Center-Radio America Washington DC $10,000.00
Americans for Tax Reform Foundation Washington DC $25,000.00
Archbridge Institute Washington DC $10,000.00
Artspace Raleigh NC $2,500.00
Artsplosure Raleigh NC $5,000.00
Ashbrook Center at Ashland University Ashland OH $25,000.00
Asheville School Asheville NC $542,500.00
Atlas Network Washington DC $20,000.00
BTG Community Outreach Newnan GA $5,000.00
Boys & Girls Club of North Central NC-Vance County Site Oxford NC $5,000.00
Camp Corral Raleigh NC $15,000.00
Capital Research Center Washington DC $50,000.00
Carolina Ballet Raleigh NC $50,000.00
Cato Institute Washington DC $65,000.00
Catholic Charities Raleigh NC $10,000.00
Center for Education Reform Washington DC $25,000.00
Center for Equal Opportunity Falls Church VA $7,500.00
Center for Urban Renewal and Education Washington DC $5,000.00
Children’s Home Society Raleigh NC $10,000.00
Civitas Institute Raleigh NC $1,083,500.00
Classical Liberals in the Carolinas Charlotte NC $35,029.00
Clemson University Institute for the Study of Capitalism Clemson SC $25,000.00
College of Charleston Foundation (for Center for Public Choice and Market Process) Charleston SC $25,000.00
CASA (Community Alternatives for Supportive Abodes) Raleigh NC $5,000.00
Community Music School Raleigh NC $5,000.00
Competitive Enterprise Institute Washington DC $25,000.00
CORRAL Riding Academy Cary NC $11,000.00
Coweta Samaritan Clinic Newnan GA $5,000.00
Daniel Center for Math and Science Raleigh NC $12,000.00
Dress for Success Triangle Raleigh NC $5,000.00
Duke University Center for the History of Political Economy Durham NC $125,000.00
Duke University for the NC Leadership Forum Program Durham NC $35,000.00
Education NC Raleigh NC $25,000.00
Embassy Cultural Center Foundation Henderson NC $30,000.00
Fair Lines America Foundation Alexandria VA $100,000.00
Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies Washington DC $50,000.00
Fellowship Home of Raleigh Raleigh NC $5,000.00
Food Bank of the Albemarle (for Hurricane Recovery Efforts) Elizabeth City NC $10,000.00
Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC Raleigh NC $50,000.00
Foundation for Economic Education Atlanta GA $10,000.00
Foundation for Government Accountability Naples FL $35,000.00
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Philadelphia PA $50,000.00
Full Gospel Tabernacle Lumberton NC $25,000.00
Godwin Presbyterian Church Godwin NC $5,000.00
Girl Scouts of America Coastal Pines Raleigh NC $5,000.00
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Lexington KY $50,000.00
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County Raleigh NC $20,000.00
Helping Horse Therapeutic Riding Program Raleigh NC $5,000.00
Henderson Family YMCA Henderson NC $7,500.00
The Heritage Foundation Washington DC $10,000.00
Hope Reins Raleigh NC $10,000.00
Horse and Buddy New Hill NC $3,000.00
Independent Institute Oakland CA $10,000.00
Independent Women’s Forum Washington DC $25,000.00
InterAct of Wake County Raleigh NC $5,000.00
Intercollegiate Studies Institute Wilmington DC $10,000.00
Institute for Free Speech Alexandria VA $50,000.00
Institute for Humane Studies Arlington VA $375,000.00
Institute for Justice Arlington VA $50,000.00
Institute of Political Leadership Greensboro NC $25,000.00
Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women Raleigh NC $30,000.00
James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal Raleigh NC $497,566.63
Jesse Helms Center Foundation Wingate NC $50,000.00
Jobs for Life Raleigh NC $6,000.00
John Locke Foundation Raleigh NC $2,581,250.00
Junior Acheivement Raleigh NC $10,000.00
Kidznotes Raleigh NC $10,000.00
Libertas Institute Raleigh NC $5,000.00
Life Line Outreach Henderson NC $10,000.00
Lincoln Network Raleigh NC $25,000.00
Loaves and Fishes Raleigh NC $9,750.00
Lucy Burns Institute Middleton WI $65,500.00
Manhattan Institute – Adam Smith Society New York NY $50,000.00
Mercatus Center Arlington VA $135,000.00
Methodist Home for Children Raleigh NC $12,500.00
National Review Institute New York NY $50,000.00
National Taxpayers Union Foundation Washington DC $35,000.00
New Civil Liberties Alliance Washington DC $30,000.00
BEST-NC (NC Business Leaders for Education) Cary NC $30,000.00
Youth Legislative Assembly Raleigh NC $5,000.00
Network of enlightened Women Washington DC $10,000.00
Neuse Christian Academy Raleigh NC $5,000.00
Baptists on Mission (for Hurricane Recovery Efforts) Cary NC $10,000.00
North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence Durham NC $35,000.00
North Carolina Family Policy Council Raleigh NC $125,000.00
North Carolina Master Chorale Raleigh NC $5,000.00
North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation Raleigh NC $5,000.00
North Carolina Opera Company Raleigh NC $20,000.00
NCSU – Economic, Legal, and Political Foundations of Free Societies Program Raleigh NC $83,250.00
North Carolina Symphony Raleigh NC $20,000.00
North Carolina Theatre Raleigh NC $45,000.00
North Carolinians for Redistricting Reform Raleigh NC $75,000.00
Occoneechee Council Boy Scouts of America Raleigh NC $50,000.00
Pacific Legal Foundation Sacramento CA $5,000.00
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA $15,000.00
Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina Raleigh NC $25,000.00
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology Media PA $10,000.00
Performance Edge Raleigh NC $5,000.00
Perry Memorial Library Henderson NC $15,000.00
Philanthropy Roundtable Washington DC $50,000.00
Prager University Sherman Oaks CA $15,000.00
Prevent Child Abuse NC Raleigh NC $50,000.00
Property and Environment Research Center Bozeman MT $10,000.00
Public Interest Legal Foundation Plainfield IN $75,000.00
Raleigh Camerata Raleigh NC $2,000.00
Raleigh Charter High School Raleigh NC $25,000.00
Raleigh Fine Arts Society Raleigh NC $20,000.00
Raleigh Little Theatre Raleigh NC $7,500.00
Raleigh Rescue Mission Raleigh NC $10,000.00
Ravenscroft School Raleigh NC $150,000.00
Reality Ministries Durham NC $10,000.00
SAFEchild Raleigh NC $5,000.00
Safe Families for Children Alliance – Raleigh Chapter Chicago IL $10,000.00
SAFE Haven for Cats Raleigh NC $7,000.00
Salvation Army of Wake County Raleigh NC $30,000.00
SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals Chapel Hill NC $125,000.00
Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen Raleigh NC $5,000.00
State Policy Network Arlington VA $60,000.00
StepUp Ministry Raleigh NC $25,000.00
Student Free Press Association Hillsdale MI $15,000.00
Talent Market Mt. Pleasant SC $10,000.00
The Educational Foundation Chapel Hill NC $133,333.00
The Fraser Institute for Econ Journal Watch Alberta Canada $10,000.00
The Fund for American Studies Washington DC $60,000.00
The Green Chair Project Raleigh NC $25,000.00
The Medical Foundation of North Carolina for UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Chapel Hill NC $750,000.00
The Tax Foundation Washington DC $20,000.00
Thoroughbred Charities of America Lexington KY $10,000.00
Transitions LifeCare Raleigh NC $25,000.00
TROSA Durham NC $25,000.00
Triangle Special Hockey Association Cary NC $5,000.00
UNC at Chapel Hill Arts and Sciences Foundation for the Philosophy, Politics & Economics Program Chapel Hill NC $500,000.00
University of Mount Olive Mount Olive NC $100,000.00
Urban Ministries of Wake County Raleigh NC $10,000.00
Virginia Episcopal School Lynchburg VA $125,000.00
Wake Forest University Foundation – Eudaimonia Institute Winston-Salem NC $50,000.00
White Memorial Presbyerian Church Raleigh NC $25,000.00
YMCA of the Triangle Raleigh NC $5,000.00
Young America’s Foundation Herndon VA $30,000.00
Young Voices Washington DC $5,000.00
 TOTAL     $10,442,678.63

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