Margaret C. Woodson Foundation Grant Program

Foundation for the Carolinas

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Jan 31, 2021 8:59pm PST

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in North Carolina: Davie County, Rowan County

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:




The Margaret C. Woodson Foundation, Inc. was chartered on January 21, 1955 by Margaret Craig Woodson. The Foundation promotes the well-being and betterment of mankind through assistance and support to charitable, educational and religious organizations that seek to improve the public welfare. 

The Margaret C. Woodson Foundation is a private foundation administered by Foundation For The Carolinas.

Program Interests

Following is a list of the types of programs which the Margaret C. Woodson Foundation is interested in supporting. This list is not all-inclusive but gives a general direction of the Foundation's interest:

  • Programs that address social problems and nurture positive social relationships
  • Efforts aimed at enriching lives through exposure to the cultural arts
  • Programs that improve opportunities for youth at risk and families in crisis, including school programs, and programs providing youth activities
  • Efforts that address health matters
  • Programs and facilities for the handicapped
  • Humane Societies

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligible organizations include:
    • 501(c)3 nonprofits
    • Congregations
    • Governmental institutions
    • Educational institutions
    • If the organization conducting the project does not meet these criteria, you can apply for a grant under the fiscal sponsorship of an eligible organization.
  • Geographic Focus:
    • Grants are limited to programs and projects that will benefit the people of Rowan and Davie Counties. 


  • Preference in making grants will be made to those programs and projects that encourage constructive change, strive toward excellence, and have a significant component of public service.


  • Typical funding restrictions include:
    • Capital campaign requests
    • Debt retirement/deficit funding
    • Direct support of individuals (e.g. scholarships, hardship)
    • Duplication of existing programs or services by new organizations
    • Endowment funds
    • Travel and conferences
    • Publication of books
    • Projects that are typically the funding responsibility of federal, state or local government
    • Projects that promote political or religious views
    • Political or lobbying activities
    • Sponsorships or fundraisers
  • Please note, applications for programs outside the named counties will not be considered