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

Join our team of grantmakers and experience the fulfillment of a career that effects long-term change. We're hiring a new Program Associate, and it could be you. Find all application info here: https://charlotte.axios.com/277194/program-associate-the-leon-levine-foundation-3/ ... See MoreSee Less

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ICYMI, Central Piedmont Community College dedicated the Leon Levine Health Sciences Center this week. 🎉🎉🎉
TLLF President Tom Lawrence remarked:

"Not many partnerships last 20 years and yet today, we write the beginning of another chapter in this amazing story [between Central Piedmont and The Leon Levine Foundation...

What has happened in this particular 20-year partnership? Hundreds of students educated, thousands of lives transformed, and now, with this grant, the crossing of $10 million of investment entrusted to Central Piedmont by The Leon Levine Foundation."

Read more: https://cpcc.edu/news/college-dedicates-leon-levine-health-sciences-center/…
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Today, we're proud to spotlight the work of Socialserve in Charlotte, North Carolina. The organization's HousingCLT program is uniquely positioned to help our at-risk neighbors find permanent housing in the wake of COVID-19.

While CARES funding from the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County provided temporary housing and shelter for hundreds of individuals during the pandemic, the need for safe, affordable long-term options is significant. We're thankful for Socialserve's commitment to foster collaboration among housing providers as Charlotte's only landlord liaison consortium. #FridayFeature

Learn more at: https://www.socialserve.com/HousingCLT.html
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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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