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

On this International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we recognize our nonprofit partners for their commitment to serving those in need. With our grantmaking, TLLF strives to create more pathways to self-sufficiency and hope. Together, we can work to #EndPoverty. #WorldPovertyDay ... See MoreSee Less

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We’re forming exciting partnerships with nonprofits throughout Coastal South Carolina, including Tidelands Health, which holds an important place in the continuum of care for uninsured patients. In Georgetown County, the Tidelands Community Care Network connects these patients to a primary care medical home.

Maintaining a single point of entry and standardized eligibility requirements for treatment is becoming a best practice to increase access to care. Thanks to Tidelands, patients can receive chronic disease management, specialty care, case management, and prescription medication. To learn more, visit: https://www.tidelandshealth.org/ #FridayFeature
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Time for our #FridayFeature! In Durham County, the Emily Krzyzewski Center provides motivated, low-income students with intensive academic support and guidance to help them pursue post-secondary success. Programs are designed to serve youth from Kindergarten through college.

In the words of the Emily K team: "[We] work to address the academic disparities that exist for the students we serve, as we believe that education is a critical component for lifting these students and their families out of poverty."

We're proud to help the Center expand access to post-secondary education in the Triangle! To learn more about their mission, visit: https://www.emilyk.org/
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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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