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.

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The Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County is integrating innovative approaches to programming in order to provide social-emotional support to the region’s youth. 93% of Club attendees are growing up in poverty; 50% are in single-parent households. To date, 100% of high school seniors served have graduated on time.
Together, the community is working hard to ensure these children have a safe place to dream and grow.

We're proud to support this week's #FridayFeature in Hendersonville, NC City Government
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Here's a glimpse of The Leon Levine School of Business and Information Technology dedicated yesterday at Richmond Community College. As TLLF President Tom Lawrence said:

"After one of the most trying years in recent memory, we are even more confident that critical work is happening here. IT experts, creative problem-solvers, and strategic thinkers kept our world moving forward during the global pandemic.

We’re hopeful that the knowledge imparted in this building will set students on a trajectory for sustainable careers in the sectors that endure."
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This week’s #FridayFeature is @MetanoiaSC, an organization with a rich history of community development work in North Charleston, South Carolina.

In addition to land-banking and creating more affordable housing for the region, Metanoia also offers a programmatic pipeline that serves students in grades 1-12. These students attend some of the lowest-performing schools in the state, but thanks to Metanoia, they have access to after-school programming that includes literacy development, a Youth Entrepreneurship Center, citizenship training, and more.

Metanoia seeks to create long-term change by building pathways to opportunity. We’re grateful for the new partnerships, like this one, coming from our Coastal SC expansion.
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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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