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

The new year didn't bring an end to the great uncertainties and challenges of 2020, but it does offer opportunities for continued collaboration and change. Today, we're sharing our recent conversation with Senior Advisor and Board Member Michael Tarwater. He notes the importance of moving the needle together, and it is this work that gives us hope for the future. Read more on our blog: https://www.leonlevinefoundation.org/appreciating-good-striving-for-great/ ... See MoreSee Less

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The Levine Scholars program at UNC Charlotte is a competitive scholarship opportunity designed for students who excel in and out of the classroom. Its focus on leadership and community engagement reflect the values of Leon Levine himself. Dr. Mike Richardson spoke to this in honor of TLLF's 40th Anniversary. #TLLFTurns40 ... See MoreSee Less

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Enabling Jewish communities to thrive is of great importance to the Levines. They are passionate about programs that help people express their Jewish faith and learn more about their heritage. Larry Polsky made this observation regarding the Foundation's investments in Shalom Park and the Levine JCC. #TLLFTurns40 ... 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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