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



As we celebrate #GivingTuesday at Fletcher Foundation, we encourage everyone to give to their favorite nonprofits across the state.  Below are our grantees who are participating in #GivingTuesday and could use your support! Activate Good Book Harvest City of Raleigh... read more

Fletcher Foundation Surpasses $2 Million Mark in East Durham

Initiative helps nonprofits in East Durham, NC carry out ‘placed-based’ community revitalization. A.J. Fletcher Foundation, based in Raleigh, NC, has invested more than $2 million to date in its East Durham funding initiative. Grant awards have supported 11... read more

AJF Welcomes First Fellow

Sierra Wingate-Bey joins the staff of AJ Fletcher Foundation as the 2014-2015 fellow, the first to occupy this role. The fellowship program aims to identify, develop, and network recent college graduates who aspire to be amongst the next generation of social sector... 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, we are particularly focused on the following initiatives in 2014.

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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