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

Loved this takeaway from our conversation with Ramah Darom CEO Wally Levitt:
"Camp is supposed to be an escape for kids. They leave their day-to-day troubles and their screens behind. Kids can just be in the moment at camp – with their friends, having a good time, gaining independence. We’re hoping we can achieve that."

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So happy for our team to be onsite meeting with partners in person again! Oak City Cares is doing incredible work in #RaleighNC. Thanks for having us!We enjoyed having Sara and Lauren from The Leon Levine Foundation visit Oak City Cares last week! We are grateful for their support and compassion for our friends experiencing homelessness. Left to right: Lauren, OCC Executive Director Kathy Johnson, and Sara. ... 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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