The Council welcomes project proposals that support free, public programs addressing fundamental questions about who we are and how we live in the world we share. The Council's programs emphasize critical thinking skills essential for all citizens to be able to participate in our democracy. North Carolinians of every walk of life, hue, and creed engage in these activities by examining what we value, how we relate to each other, how we cope with change, and how we express ourselves. In particular, the Council encourages programs that explore North Carolina's rich diversity by examining the culture and traditions of specific groups as well as programs that foster cross-cultural understanding.
The Council offers three standing grant categories:
- Large Grants (More than $3,500 up to $20,000). Mandatory LOI due April 20, 2023
- Community Engagement Grants (Up to $3,500) Deadlines: Jan. 19, 2023; Sep. 14, 2023
- Community Research Grants (Up to $2000) Deadline: March 9, 2023