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

Did you know? Hilton Head Island (HHI) is comprised of two distinct populations: individuals of wealth who choose to live and retire there, and low-income residents who typically work in the service industry.

More than 11% of HHI locals are navigating poverty, and many are uninsured with restricted access to quality care. Volunteers in Medicine Clinic is critical to the region's nonprofit continuum, providing general medical and subspecialty care - along with dental, behavioral health, social work, and pharmaceutical services. Last year, the clinic worked with more than 4,000 patients! Proud to have this organization in our Coastal SC healthcare portfolio.
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Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim (KKBE) Reform Jewish Congregation of Charleston is considered the spiritual heart of Jewish Charleston. It is one of the oldest congregations in America and is known as the birthplace of American Reform Judaism. Located directly downtown, Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim provides its 450+ member households with a wide range of worship and learning experiences.

It is a pillar of Jewish heritage, drawing in thousands of visitors from around the world to tour its historic sanctuary and cemeteries. Needless to say, we're proud to have this nonprofit in our Coastal SC Jewish Values portfolio.
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ICYMI: Sandra Levine, Vice President and Director of TLLF's Board, was featured in the latest issue of the Queens University of Charlotte magazine. Sandra is just one of five individuals to be named a life trustee of the university. Read more about her connection to what she calls "a bright jewel in the Queen Charlotte crown." https://content.yudu.com/web/43x8x/0A43xbo/Winter2023/html/index.html?page=27&origin=reader ... 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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