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North Carolina Community Board in action

Our North Carolina Community Board is committed to donating $1,000,000 to regional grassroots projects and charities until 2026.

Review the criteria and deadlines information

Complete the online application process

Please allow 12 weeks following the application deadline to receive a response

Together we can build stronger communities

Get funded

If your community initiative meets our funding criteria, it may be eligible for funding.

Apply for funding

Apply for funding in North Carolina, U.S.

Apply for funding

2024 applications

Application deadlines

  • April 1, 2024

  • October 8, 2024

Qualification criteria

  • Organization is an 501(c)(3) registered organization located and operating in North Carolina

  • Project or program for funding request has a stated focus on serving youth in under-resourced communities

  • Single year grant funding, up to $10,000

  • Maximum of one application per calendar year

  • Program will create measurable community health, agriculture, education and/or technology outcomes

  • Community-based programs of religious organizations must be able to demonstrate a history of non-denominational participation by the broader community

  • If funded, the organization agrees to announce the award to their respective audiences through communication channels

How we’re making a difference


USD funding granted to date


Projects funded to date


Committed from 2022 to 2026

Ebony Thomas (Chair)

President, Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Ebony A. Thomas is President of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation and is chief strategist for philanthropic support in areas such as economic mobility, employment and housing. She oversees the implementation of charitable programs associated with the financial institution’s environmental, social and governance initiatives. This includes the global Community Volunteers program, open to more than 200,000 employees, as well as the Neighborhood Builders and Neighborhood Champions programs, which provide funding and leadership training to non-profits across the nation. She is also responsible for the bank’s $1.25 billion, five-year Racial Equality and Economic Opportunity initiative to address barriers for people and communities of color. Committed to giving back with a focus on transforming approaches to student achievement, career success and improving generational socio-economic status in underserved communities, Ebony sits on the boards for Central Piedmont Community College, Disability:IN and Leading on Opportunity. She is also a member of the Board of Visitors for the School of Business at Howard University and North Carolina A&T State University, where she is a proud graduate of their BA English and History programs. She lives in Charlotte with her three children, Evan, Croix and Ellis.

Clay Aiken

Singer, television personality

Actor, politician and activist

Brenda Berg

President & Chief Executive Officer


Toni Bucci

CEO and Founder

Sable Fermentation, Inc.

Carla Frederick

Client Relationship Leader

TELUS Health

Headshot of Justin Gayliard

Justin Gayliard

Head of Digital Farming, North America


Picture of Randolph Keaton

Randolph Keaton

Executive Director

Men and Women United for Youth and Families

Fleenoil Lane

Head of Global Support


Bonita McClure

Senior Community Investment Manager

TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods

Jonathan Miller (Secretary)


Legal Services, TELUS

Erin Wallace

Commercial Director NPSx

Bain & Company

Ashley Williams

Global Sales Head

Program Execution, Agribusiness TELUS Agriculture & Consumer Goods

Dr. Saundra Wall Williams

Chief Executive Officer

WMS Corporation