Fall 2022 Grants


State Level - NC

General operating support for Best NC, a nonprofit, non-partisan coalition of business leaders committed to transforming North Carolina education through state policy and advocacy $90,000 (over 2 years)

Black Child Development Institute- Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

Program support to the Family Empowerment Program (FEP) to build the capacity of parents and caregivers as leaders and advocates of their families $136,000 (over 2 years)

Freedom School Partners

Charlotte, NC

Program support for summer program to stop summer learning loss and create passionate readers and learners $50,000


Charlotte, NC

General operating support for an afterschool program with a focus on literacy for immigrant and refugee children from Title I CMS schools $150,000 (over 3 years)

Profound Gentleman

State Level – NC

Capacity building support to promote retention of male educators of color in North Carolina through professional development, leadership, and mentorship models $50,000

Queens University of Charlotte

Charlotte, NC

Program support for Queens School Executive Leadership Academy (SELA), a program that prepares new school leaders and principals through a partnership with Queens' McColl School of Business, Cato College of Education, and CMS $40,000

Summer Access Fund (Read Charlotte)

Charlotte, NC

General operating support for a collective of 6 local non-profit partners working collaboratively to expand the number of schools and students who have access to summer programs across Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools $50,000

* Continuing the family legacy, the Next Generation Advisory Board is comprised of 4th generation Belk family members who have come together to learn about the Belk Foundation legacy and mission, in part by running their own grantmaking process. This Advisory Board was formed in 2013.

Spring 2022 Grants