GOLDEN LEAF FOUNDATION
The Golden Leaf Foundation provides resources to help local government entities and 501(c)(3) non-profit entities to implement projects that will bring significant economic improvement to the tobacco-dependent, economically distressed and/or rural communities of North Carolina. The Golden Leaf Foundation has two primary grant programs: the Open Grants Program and the Economic Catalyst Grant Program.
- Through the Open Grants Program, the Golden Leaf Foundation accepts letters of inquiries on a rolling basis throughout the year. Through this program, the Golden Leaf Foundation aims to support projects that advance initiatives in at least one of the defined priority areas, which currently are: agriculture, job creation and retention, and workforce preparedness. Projects that will support other priorities that will help and develop the economic strength in tobacco-dependent, economically distressed and/or rural communities may also be submitted.
- Through the Economic Catalyst Grants Program, the Golden Leaf Foundation provides grant resources for projects that are directly tied to full-time job creation to support range of activities, including assistance with delivery of training programs, assistance to governmental units to help cover needed public infrastructure improvements (such as water and sewer), renovation or improvement of an industrial facility, and purchase of equipment.
The Golden Leaf Foundation strongly encourages applicants to contact them prior to submitting a letter of inquiry or a full application. To learn more, please go to:http://www.goldenleaf.org/seekers.html.