Supporting organizations that work to improve the lives and well-being of North Carolinians.


Black History Month + Biographical Conversations

Biographical Conversations on UNC-TV does an amazing job of humanizing figures whose accomplishments sometimes seem larger-than-life. This Black History Month we celebrate John Hope Franklin, Julius Chambers, Henry Frye, and Howard Lee for their accomplishments, their... read more


All January we’ve been celebrating National Mentoring Month by recognizing several of our partner organizations that focus on the importance of mentorship within their communities.  As the month comes to an end, we want to mention those organizations one more... read more

A Day On, Not a Day Off.

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” -Martin Luther King, Jr. MLK Day is the only federal holiday in the U.S. that is observed as a day of service.  This year, our team spent the day volunteering... read more


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One of our main objectives is to help ensure the strength of North Carolina’s nonprofit sector. In addition to supporting The Fletcher Academy, we support public charities located in North Carolina that work in one of our six funding areas.


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Connectors · Innovators · Volunteers · Idealists  · Leaders · Friends · Helpers · Doers

Guided by the belief that our community can prosper only if every member of it has an equal opportunity to succeed and thrive, AJF works with visionary leaders and organizations working to make our state better. We are passionate and honored to work alongside those on the front lines of our most pressing challenges.

In the 1930’s, A.J. Fletcher, a lawyer, decided to foray into a new arena – broadcasting. In his history as a business owner, he had a reputation for doing the things that had not been done before. A.J. Fletcher’s enthusiasm for breaking new ground continues at Fletcher Foundation today. We strive to be a leader and inspire others to use innovation and technology to achieve social change and progress.

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Though we support and fund projects in all six of our funding areas, the past several years we have been particularly focused on the following funding initiatives.

Early Education and Public Schools

Investing in young children and bright futures. Ensuring equal opportunity for all children.

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East Durham

Supporting an innovative pipeline model for community-based improvement.

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Media and Journalism Innovation

Promoting sustainable models for producing engaging content for a new generation of citizens.

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