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


Welcoming Our New Education Specialist

We are excited to announce that Lindsay Wagner will be joining our staff as Education Specialist! With more than 10 years of experience researching and writing about education, Wagner will deepen the Fletcher Foundation’s knowledge of complex issues facing... read more

National Folk Festival

The National Folk Festival celebrated its 75th anniversary and its first year in downtown Greensboro, NC this past weekend. It was a beautiful weekend to enjoy three days of live outdoor music, art projects, dance, and of course, food trucks. The National Folk... read more

Falling Short On Investments in NC Public Schools

(Students arrive for first day of school at YE Smith Elementary in Durham, NC. Photo via East Durham Children’s Initiative)   As an organization deeply committed to ensuring all children in our state receive a high-quality education, we’re concerned about... 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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