Golden Leaf Foundation
DescriptionThe Foundation was formed in 1999 from a portion of North Carolina's funding the state received from the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement with cigarette manufacturers. The Foundation's mission is to increase economic opportunity in North Carolina's rural, tobacco-dependent, and economically distressed communities. The Foundation's Open Grants Program provides support to government entities and nonprofit organizations for economic development projects aligned with the Foundation's priority areas of job creation and economic investment, agriculture, and workforce preparedness. Competitive project applications include requests for funds to develop and implement a new workforce training program to meet demand from local employers; implement a career pathway at a high school for a high demand field; extend water, sewer, or road infrastructure to a site to enable industrial development that will create full-time jobs; or support the development of new crops, expand markets for agricultural products, or provide training for farmers. Presenting a project for review involves a two-stage application process. First-stage applications can be submitted at any time. Additional information can be found on the Web site.
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