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

Proud to congratulate our President, Tom Lawrence, for his well-deserved recognition on the Business North Carolina Power 100 list. His leadership in the philanthropic sector has made a tremendous impact on grantmaking and nonprofit operations across the Carolinas. We thank Tom for his commitment to excellence and celebrate his fellow honorees; our communities are stronger because of you!

Visit businessnc.com/power-list-2021/ to learn more.
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Check out TLLF's recent conversations with philanthropic leaders by visiting the Stories page on our website. Together, we can create pathways to self-sufficiency, champion strategies for permanent change, and facilitate opportunities for growth. https://www.leonlevinefoundation.org/stories/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Over the course of the pandemic, Communities In Schools-Charlotte has advocated for students and supported their families to help mitigate learning loss and reduce absenteeism. By proactively implementing new student engagement strategies, the CIS team has deepened collaboration with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and piloted innovative programs with community partners.

For instance, CIS can now receive direct referrals from Atrium Health primary care providers when a family identifies needs extending beyond healthcare. Thanks to CIS and our local community for #ComingBackStronger from COVID-19! #AllInForKids
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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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