The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation invites nonprofit organizations to apply for one-time grants of $25,000 for projects furthering science, health and education in their communities.

Many nonprofits are providing outstanding services, but are struggling with limited resources to meet the needs of their local communities as their own budgets are squeezed. These grants are intended to offer organizations a one-time opportunity to expand and/or enhance an existing program or provide seed funds for a new initiative. In addition to the financial assistance, recipients benefit from customized consulting services and technical assistance provided by the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits.http://www.ncnonprofits.org/


Ribbon of Hope proposals will be considered that relate to the establishment and implementation of projects which:

  • tightly align with goals and objectives of local community agencies
  • demonstrate their sustainability after grant funds are expended
  • address critical community needs that have been identified through comprehensive needs assessment activities.

North Carolina community-based nonprofit, charitable organizations and institutions exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to apply; individuals may not apply. Nonprofits with proposals pertaining to health, science and education as well as collaborative partnerships between several community-based organizations are encouraged to apply.