The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation is committed to embracing the entire state through our various grant programs. We seek the creative spark that makes a true difference in people's lives by supporting innovative programs promoting the sciences, health and education. Traditional grants, which are over $25,000, are often multi-year commitments that have a broad impact in the state. The Ribbon of Hope program provides one-time $25,000 grants to nonprofits to establish or expand local programs in the areas of science, health and education. Read more about us in our annual report 2019 Annual Report.

2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report

The Foundation also provides the following resources on continuity planning for nonprofits and foundations:

Continuity Planning for Nonprofits Booklet

Continuity Planning for Foundations Booklet

Board of Directors

Foundation Board (back row, l-r) Mark S. Werner, President Margaret B. Dardess, Chairman Robert A. Ingram, Executive Director Marilyn Foote-Hudson, George B. Abercrombie, (front row) Janice M. Whitaker, Shirley T. Frye, Secretary Paul A. Holcombe Jr., John F.A.V. Cecil, Ran Coble. (Thomas R. Haber, Anne B. Goodnight and Charles A. Sanders not pictured.)

The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community leaders and GSK senior executives.

The Board meets four times a year to consider and award grants. Completed applications must be received by: Jan. 1, April 1, July 1 or Oct. 1 (or the next business day if a weekend or holiday).

Applicants will be notified of the final decision.


  • Marilyn E. Foote-Hudson, Executive Director
  • Cristina Fernandez, Legal Counsel
  • Melinda Harris, Fiscal Analyst
  • Dawn Lloyd, Program Associate
  • Teressa Harris, Administrative Assistant
  • Media Contact

Congratulations Marilyn - 2019 We Work for Health Award!