It is the policy of The Belk Foundation Board of Directors to allow up to 15% of a grant from an institute of higher learning to be used for indirect overhead expenses or “F&A”. A copy of this policy can be found here.
Step 4: Proposal Review & Funding Determination
Final applications are presented to the Grants Committee, and subsequently to the Board of Directors, for approval. The Board meets in May and November to make final funding decisions. The Belk Foundation staff will notify you after funding decisions are confirmed.
Step 3: Submit a Grant Application (by invitation only)
The Belk Foundation staff will contact you if you have been selected to submit an application. We are a results-oriented organization; thus, our application questions do request specific results your organization is committed to achieving, as well as the evidence you will use to track success. Our Outcomes Sought document should be referenced in the … Continue reading Step 3: Submit a Grant Application (by invitation only)
Step 2: Submit a Letter of Inquiry
If your organization meets the basic eligibility requirements laid out in the Eligibility Quiz, you will then be directed to a Letter of Inquiry form, which requests the following: Contact information Organization’s Tax ID Brief description of how your organization’s purpose and/or program supports the mission of the Foundation Geographic area served Please feel free … Continue reading Step 2: Submit a Letter of Inquiry
Step 1: Determine your fit and take Eligibility Quiz
We support non-profit organizations with a 501(c)3 status as well as direct grants to public school systems and institutes of higher education. We dedicate our resources to K-3 Achievement and Teaching and Leadership locally in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and at the state level in North Carolina. In order to assess your fit as a potential partner, we encourage … Continue reading Step 1: Determine your fit and take Eligibility Quiz
What is the relationship between The Belk Foundation and The John M. Belk Endowment?
The John M. Belk Endowment is a separate private foundation focused on empowering today’s workforce by creating pathways to and through post-secondary education for underrepresented students. JMBE was founded in 1995 by John M. Belk. To learn more about JMBE, please visit jmbendowment.org
What is the relationship between The Belk Foundation and Belk, Inc.?
The Belk Foundation is a family foundation established by the founders of the Belk department store organization. The Foundation is a separate entity from Belk, Inc. To learn more about Belk, Inc.’s community giving, please visit Belk.com
Does the Foundation sponsor events?
No, the Foundation does not sponsor fundraising events.
Can I request items for a raffle or silent auction?
The Belk Foundation does not provide merchandise.
Can we apply through our fiscal sponsor?
In certain circumstances you may apply through a fiscal sponsor. The fiscal sponsor must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has a formal relationship with the organization working on the project. Please note that in such cases the grant goes to the fiscal sponsor directly, and the fiscal sponsor is responsible for the proper expenditure … Continue reading Can we apply through our fiscal sponsor?