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

Mental health care for youth can be fragmented, with gaps in service offerings and barriers to treatment - particularly for low-income families. In Charlotte, where more than 47,000 children are enrolled in Medicaid, Thompson Child & Family Focus offers clinical and prevention services that strengthen and support children, families, and the community. We're proud to spotlight Thompson as a TLLF partner this #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth.

Learn more at: https://www.thompsoncff.org/
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More than 1,100 people are homeless and living with a mental illness in Columbia, SC. The Mental Illness Recovery Center, Inc. (MIRCI) helps by providing supportive permanent housing, behavioral healthcare, and assistance with obtaining and managing disability income. This #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, we're proud to spotlight MIRCI as a TLLF grantee. Thank you for your work in this field! ... See MoreSee Less

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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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