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

TLLF's new addition, Gillian Small, has a background in teaching, so we asked her to share what inspires her about the next generation. 💡 ... See MoreSee Less

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This #WorldCancerDay, we're proud to recognize the world-class cancer care available here in Charlotte, NC @ Levine Cancer Institute. From oncologists to social workers, caregivers to cleaners, nurses to visitors...we see you, appreciate you, & thank you. It takes a village. ... See MoreSee Less

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When our partners talk with us about their communities' needs, the statistics are often troubling. Throughout the region, individuals and families are navigating profound challenges. But the good news is: they aren't walking hard roads alone. In this month's #TakeHeart social media series, we're on a mission to share encouraging updates from the nonprofit sector of coastal South Carolina.

First up is Palmetto Goodwill in Charleston. This organization addresses unemployment and helps increase the state's skilled labor workforce by providing online and in-person job training. Nearly 5,000 people received training last year. Of those placed in jobs, 60% retained employment for at least six months. 👏🏽
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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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