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Grants to Wilmington, North Carolina Nonprofits for Capital
Projects that Benefit New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick Counties

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Landfall Foundation

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Grants of up to $30,000 to Wilmington, North Carolina nonprofits for capital projects to create or renovate facilities serving New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick Counties. Funding is intended to support organizations that serve the Greater Wilmington area through programs in arts, health and welfare, and education.

General areas of interest for the Landfall Foundation are shelters, crisis intervention and prevention, health care for elderly and underprivileged, community outreach, child advocacy, child victimization, child resources, educational programs at all levels, and local performing companies in dance, theater, and music.

An eligible Capital Grant would cover the entire project or a defined Landfall Foundation supported portion of a major construction project to create new facilities. It could also include required additional construction and equipment costs for expansion, renovation, maintenance, or repair of existing facilities. In addition, an eligible project could include the acquisition of major new equipment which becomes part of existing facilities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178317

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum amount available for any one Capital Grant shall be $30,000 in any one year.

Term of Contract:

The funds must be utilized within 2 years from the date of the grant (unless an extension is granted in writing by the Board).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Grants may be made only to tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code, which organizations must provide service to the greater Wilmington area (New Hanover Co., Pender Co., Brunswick Co.) in one or more of the areas of the Arts, Health and Welfare and Education. None shall be made to Private Foundations under Section 509(1) of the Code.
- An organization must have been in existence for at least 2 years (based on the date of IRS determination letter) -and have achieved a record of effective service and sustainability.

The Foundation will not make Capital Grants for:

- Direct aid to individuals.
- Support of operational costs, such as administrative costs, general overhead, principal & interest payments for retirement of debt, costs of capital items already acquired or implemented, or the purchase of real property.
- Influencing legislation or elections.
- Sectarian religious organizations of churches. The foundation may, however, consider request from sectarian religious organizations for support of community social service oriented projects/activities sponsored by such organizations, provided that such projects/activities meet all other eligibility requirements.
- Grants to organizations that discriminate on the basis of age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.
- Building improvements of leased property. Landfall Foundation will typically not make grants for building improvements to property not owned by the non-profit applicant organization. Some exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Board in situations where the organization has an exceptionally long lease.
- Local branches of National Organizations with internal fund raising staff and operations or that have access to same via the national network.
- Research, feasibility studies or initial engineering and planning
- Advertising or central location signage.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for Capital Grant applications is January 15, 2018. Applicants must read the Capital Grant Policy prior to submitting an application

Mail six (6) copies of the application and other documents by US Postal Mail only.

Applicants not selected for final review will be notified promptly (no later than February 15) to allow the applicant to submit a regular Foundation Grant Request.

If selected for final review, the applicant may be notified to present to the subcommittee (not to exceed 30 minutes) followed by a site visit (if deemed appropriate).

No later than April 15th the Chair of the Subcommittee will inform the applicant of the outcome of this vote.

An organization may choose to apply for either a Capital Grant or a Regular Grant; however, if application is submitted for a Capital Grant, a Regular Grant application may not be submitted until after applicant has received notification of the decline of its Capital Grant application.

Any organization receiving a Capital Grant shall not be eligible for either a Regular or a Capital Grant during the year immediately following receipt of the Capital Grant.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail applications to:

The Landfall Foundation
Capital Grants Committee – Attn: Chair
1924 Pembroke Jones Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405

For additional information or to request a form via mail, email, or fax, please contact the Grants Committee Co-Chair Ginger Wilson at

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick Counties of the Greater Wilmington area.