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

Check out TLLF's recent conversations with philanthropic leaders by visiting the Stories page on our website. Together, we can create pathways to self-sufficiency, champion strategies for permanent change, and facilitate opportunities for growth. https://www.leonlevinefoundation.org/stories/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Over the course of the pandemic, Communities In Schools-Charlotte has advocated for students and supported their families to help mitigate learning loss and reduce absenteeism. By proactively implementing new student engagement strategies, the CIS team has deepened collaboration with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and piloted innovative programs with community partners.

For instance, CIS can now receive direct referrals from Atrium Health primary care providers when a family identifies needs extending beyond healthcare. Thanks to CIS and our local community for #ComingBackStronger from COVID-19! #AllInForKids
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Ending the week with gratitude for our healthcare heroes who continue to care for the Carolinas with dignity, compassion, and pride. Pictured is Dr. Netra Thakur of Alliance Medical Ministry giving Yvonne Holley her vaccine (Holley is the former NC State Representative for the 38th District).

At the start of COVID-19, Alliance Medical Ministry drew on its experience with telehealth and partnership with @NCAFCC to serve patients virtually. The clinic nearly doubled behavioral health appointments from January 2020 to June 2020. Now, one year later, Alliance Medical Ministry has administered over 2,600 vaccines with the help of its volunteers. Thank you for #ComingBackStronger in the Carolinas!
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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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