Who We Are

The John M. Belk Endowment is built around an unwavering commitment to developing North Carolina’s abundant and diverse talent.

Following the mission established by John M. Belk, the Endowment is focused on the transformation of postsecondary education in North Carolina, ensuring all residents have the opportunity to live a more fulfilling life.

We call it Elevation through Education.

It means a true dedication to change through collaboration, cultivating strong partnerships with our stakeholders. By supporting organizations that remove barriers and provide opportunities for all students, we arrive at a place where career goals align with the state’s workforce needs.

It also means going deep into our community to form relationships based on trust, working together to establish real pathways to and through secondary education and building a stronger North Carolina for all.