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Golden Leaf Foundation

301 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount


Founded in 1999, the Golden Leaf Foundation serves all 100 counties in North Carolina by funding projects which have created over 66,000 jobs, $700 million in new payroll, and trained over 90,000 workers statewide since its inception. Priority for their Open Grants program is given to projects that support North Carolina’s tobacco-dependent, economically distressed, and/or rural communities. Their SITE program provides support to communities to identify potential sites for economic development, and enable completion of due diligence on sites already identified, or to extend public utilities to or conduct rough grading and clearing of sites for which due diligence has been completed.