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


Fall 2016 Grant Announcement

We are proud to announce our latest grant recipients. In September, The Fletcher Foundation Board of Directors voted to approve grants to eight nonprofit organizations, totaling $915,000, including multi-year grants. These partnerships demonstrate our strong...

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David Heinen, NC Center for Nonprofits

  “As nonpartisan entities, nonprofits can infuse some really good dialogue into the election process. They can reach out to people who might be marginalized…and help get them registered to vote. There’s a lot of confusion about voter ID laws...

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Welcoming Yemi, Our 2016-2017 Fellow!

We are excited to welcome Yemi Adewuyi to our team as the 2016-2017 Fletcher Fellow! Now in its third year, our fellowship program works to identify, develop, and network recent college graduates who aspire to be amongst the next generation of social sector leaders in...

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James Ford, NC Public School Forum

  “Teachers, more than any other profession, deal with the other issues that prevail in society. What happens more often than not is that they are held accountable for them, but they aren’t necessarily given the resources to impact them…there is...

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Dennis Gaddy, Community Success Initiative

  “Society has made it hard to do the right thing. And when you make it hard to do the right thing, you make it easy to do the wrong thing.” Dennis Gaddy, Executive Director of the Community Success Initiative, joins us this week to talk about...

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Celebrating Dix Park

It was hot — but it was worth it! Only July 23rd, thousands of North Carolinians took part in Destination Dix and many of them, for the first time, explored Dorothea Dix Park and got a taste for what is in store for this park’s future.  From art booths to...

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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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