Moving North Carolina Forward.
“At the John M. Belk Endowment, we want to be a catalyst for change, not only in the world of education, but also in the world of philanthropy. Educators, employers, and philanthropists—we all have a new role to play. We look forward not only to funding and celebrating initiatives that create a sustainable and positive shift in our state but also to creating meaningful partnerships with learning institutions and corporations as we serve as a thought partner for North Carolina’s postsecondary education and workforce issues.”
– MC Pilon, Board Chair
Meet Our Partners
The Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research develops and sustains exceptional community college leaders who are committed to advancing equitable college access and student success.
College Advising Corps
College Advising Corps works to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented high school students who enter and complete higher education by placing recent college graduates as full-time advisers in high schools.
The Center for Racial Equity in Education (CREED) centers students of color, inspires institutional change, and facilitates better educational practice to transform the education system of North Carolina through research, engagement and implementation.
EducationNC works to expand educational opportunities for all students in North Carolina, increase their academic attainment, and improve the performance of the state’s public schools through a variety of media outlets.
The Hunt Institute
The Hunt Institute provides unbiased research, technical expertise, and learning opportunities that equip and empower educators and policymakers to drive equitable reforms and become audacious champions for education.
LatinxEd invests in Latinx leadership, support for Latinx students and immigrant families, and creating learning environments that expand educational equity and greater opportunities in North Carolina.
myFutureNC’s mission is to prepare North Carolina for the future by empowering individuals, strengthening communities, and ensuring our economic viability in a global economy
North Carolina Community Colleges
The North Carolina Community College System supports the 58 community colleges in North Carolina. They work to minimize barriers and maximize student accessibility to postsecondary education while improving lives through education, workforce training, and supportive services.
The ROC is a Charlotte-based dual credit program that educates and mentors high school students with technical education to prepare them for career opportunities in the construction industry.
The University of North Carolina System serves 17 universities and institutions in North Carolina. The UNC System works to discover, create, transmit, and address the needs of the individual and community through instruction, communication, research, scholarship, and public service.