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The Dickson Foundation (North Carolina)

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    Funder Type

    Private Foundation

    IT Classification

    C - Funds little to no technology


    The Dickson Foundation


    The Dickson Foundation will provide support for organizations within the following fields of interest:

    • Christianity
    • Diseases and conditions
    • Education
    • Elementary and secondary education
    • Family services
    • Foundations
    • Higher education
    • Historical activities
    • Hospice care
    • Hospital care
    • Human services
    • In-patient medical care
    • Mental health care
    • Museums
    • Nonprofits
    • Performing arts
    • Secondary education
    • Shelter and residential care
    • University education
    • Youth services

    Projects serving the following populations are of special interest:

    • Academics
    • Children and youth
    • Students

    Giving primarily to local charities including health, human services and education.


    History of Funding

    The Dickson Foundation has given a total of $3,337,645 in grants in 2016. Recent awardees include: Allegro Foundation, Anne Springs Close Greenway, Avery County Humane Society, Brookstone Schools, Charleston day School, and Charlotte Family Housing.

    Additional Information

    The Dickson Foundation was established in 1944 in North Carolina. The foundation does not maintain a website. Please contact the foundation to verify eligibility prior to submission of a full application. Funds may be used for the following purposes:

    • Financial sustainability
    • Fundraising
    • General support
    • Program development
    • Regranting
    • Scholarships


    Thomas W. Dickson

    Thomas W. Dickson
    200 S. College St., Ste. 1800
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    (704) 372-5404

  • Eligibility Details

    Giving primarily is limited to non profit organizations in North Carolina with emphasis on Mecklenburg county. No grants to individuals.

    Deadline Details

    Applications are accepted throughout the year. Initial approach should be with a Letter of Intent. An application form is not required.

    Award Details

    Awards vary based on scope and size of project. Awards are up to $500,000. Most grants are less than $5,000.

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