Empowering People.
Investing in Communities.

Strengthening partnerships that make the Carolinas thrive.

Creating pathways to self-sufficiency, championing strategies for permanent change, and facilitating opportunities for growth.

Established in 1980, and now with over $500 million in assets, the Foundation supports nonprofits in North and South Carolina that specialize in education, healthcare, human services, and Jewish values.

Our Mission

Grant Opportunities

The Leon Levine Foundation seeks to build partnerships with nonprofits by awarding general operating grants, program specific grants, and capital campaign support. If you are an eligible grantee who fits within our geographic footprint and mission areas, please submit a letter of inquiry. If you are a current grantee, please log in to our portal by clicking “For Grantees” at the top of this webpage.

How to Apply

It's #GivingTuesdayCLT! Whether you're giving money, time, or goods, your investment in our community counts. Philanthropy is for everyone. Learn more from our friends at SHARE Charlotte: https://sharecharlotte.org/givingtuesdayclt-2021

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The holiday season is here, and we encourage you to make time and space for giving back. With #GivingTuesday just around the corner, we're reflecting on this quote. It's from an old Charlotte Magazine article, but the message is as relevant as ever:

"I would suspect that operating a store successfully in small towns teaches one, among other things, to value local communities, not in the abstract but in the daily appreciation of what it takes to make a community a livable place...The Levines' giving is a way of caring for the neighbor, and inspires the rest of us to go and do likewise."

-Rev. Thomas Currie//Original story: https://www.charlottemagazine.com/the-levines-and-us/
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Learn about our legacy.

Leon Levine, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Family Dollar Stores, Inc., continues to devote his time and resources to making The Leon Levine Foundation one of the region’s largest and most impactful grantmaking entities.

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