ImpactNC Grant and Philanthropy Course
IMPACT NC Grant
ImpactNC is a foundation board run in conjunction with the Philanthropy as a Tool for Social Change course at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The course is supported by the Carolina Center for Public Service’s Buckley Public Service Scholars program and funded by the Learning by Giving Foundation, with the purpose of supporting sustainable, long-term change within our local community. To supplement in-class learning experiences, the student-led cohort collaborates across committees to design, publicize and award grants to select organizations actively supporting vulnerable communities in North Carolina. Grants are awarded each spring. To learn more about ImpactNC and the philanthropy course, visit the class blog.
IMPACT NC 2020
ImpactNC’s mission is to fund sustainable, grassroots organizations working to address adult literacy in Eastern North Carolina’s rural communities. We understand literacy as a critical means of promoting increased equity and upward mobility, as well as a tool for individual empowerment across sectors such as education, economic development, and healthcare access.
This year’s board is in search of proposals aimed at addressing adult literacy in rural North Carolina through nonprofits located in or serving the counties east of I-95. Organizations can address any aspect of literacy including, but not limited to: foundational literacy, financial literacy, healthcare literacy, digital literacy, and civic literacy.
In light of the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, ImpactNC 2020 is still committed to providing funding through this grant process.
Applications for ImpactNC grants are currently open. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 27th (this is an extension from the original deadline to allow for potential impacts of COVID-19). Applicants will be notified by email to confirm receipt of a completed application. Final grant decisions will be emailed to all applicants by the end of April 2020.
- Organizations must be registered as 501(c)(3) organizations.
- Organizations are located or serving rural counties in North Carolina east of I-95
- Organizations will spend grant money within one year of receipt
- Programs funded must serve adults aged 18+
- Programs must address aspects of literacy as mentioned above
For questions, email ImpactNC.