Celebrating the North Carolina State University’s Community College Collaboration-C3 program. Bob Ingram, Chairman of the NC GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Board of Directors, Ethan Cole, NC State student & C3 program participant, & NC State University Chancellor Randy Woodson announce the $1,064,000 commitment over three years supporting the C3 program!

Traditional Grants

The North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation provides Traditional grants of $25,000 and above to organizations working to help meet the educational needs of today’s society and future generations. The Foundation’s primary focus is to provide seed funds for new and worthwhile educational programs in the state of North Carolina. The request must be for programs that benefit a large geographical region or provide a statewide impact. Proposals may be submitted for one year of funding or multi-year funding with a maximum duration of five years. Proposals should advance science, health, or educational attainment, but not provide medical assistance.

The Board of Directors will consider proposals that fall within the stated guidelines. The board may make an exception to this policy and will consider a small pilot program that expects to be replicated on a larger geographic scale after the pilot is complete. This policy does not preclude the consideration and possible funding of expanding ongoing projects.

The Foundation makes grants only to nonprofit, charitable organizations and institutions exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; individuals may not apply.

As a matter of policy, the following is outside the scope of the Foundation’s funding:

  • indirect or overhead costs, and fringe benefits for new hires
  • core mission support, including current staff salaries and benefits
  • general operating, rent, or insurance
  • construction or renovation projects, or equipment
  • delivery or facilitation of access to healthcare, medical assistance or services

Before the Foundation releases funds to an organization, the organization must review and approve a written agreement forwarded by the Board. Once the funds are released, successful applicants must submit written progress reports on an interim and final basis as specified in each grant agreement. Organizations that have received a previous grant from the Foundation must first meet all reporting requirements for an additional application to be considered.

The Foundation does not provide critiques of unsuccessful applications.

A Traditional grant inquiry must be submitted before moving to a full application. Inquiries are accepted on a rolling basis. The Traditional grant inquiry will be reviewed and if the submitted inquiry falls within the Traditional grant guidelines, a second stage application will be made available via the application software. The second stage application must be completed and submitted for review by the board of directors. Completing a second stage Traditional application is not an indication of approval for a grant.