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The Carolina Hurricanes Foundation strives to meet the health and educational needs of children, with a focus on underserved populations, and to strengthen youth hockey in our community.

Grants

The Carolina Hurricanes Foundation is pleased to support local nonprofits through grant funding. The Foundation accepts grant proposals on an annual basis for three grants, awarded at various levels of funding. Priority for grant funding is given to nonprofits that share the Foundation's mission and focus on children's health and education.

We appreciate your interest to receive grant funding from the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation. Please read through the below guidelines and restrictions prior to submitting an application.

To receive grant funding from the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation, organizations must: 

  • Be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service
  • Share the mission of the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation to strive to meet the health and education needs of children with a focus in impacting underserved populations, and/or to strengthen youth hockey in our community 
  • Serve children in the state of North Carolina with a focus in health or education
  • Be in operation for three or more years
  • Must be available for site visits, provide use of funds summary reports and recognize the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation as a donor

The Carolina Hurricanes Foundation's grant funding does not generally support the following: 

  • Event sponsorship or fundraisers, including but not limited to galas, awareness walks and golf tournaments 
  • General operating costs, staff salaries, capital campaigns, endowments or other reserve funds 
  • PTA's, booster clubs, churches, or political organizations

If your organization does not fall within the Foundation's grant fund criteria, please click here to learn more about the Carolina Hurricanes in-kind donations.

If you have any questions or concerns about the grant process, please contact the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation Grant and Event Specialist Lindsay Robertson at (919) 861-5474 or lindsayr@carolinahurricanes.com.
 

Full List of Grant Recipients

Grant Cycles

Grant applications for the 2018-19 are now open!

Please note, many organizations apply for grants each cycle, and the overall amount of funding requested far exceeds the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation's resources. Declined applications in no way reflect the importance of an organization's mission or programming. Groups that do not receive funding are encouraged to apply again next year and find other creative ways to partner with the Carolina Hurricanes and the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation.


Game Changer Grants
Grassroots Grants

Grants are awarded annually at one of three levels of funding: $5,000, $10,000 or $15,000. The number of grants provided at each level will be evaluated annually, based on available funds. Game Changer Grants are intended to assist organizations make a positive impact in our community on the grassroots level.

Please note:

  • Organizations can only apply for grant funding at one level per grant cycle
  • Organizations cannot receive funding for the same program for more than two consecutive grant cycles
  • Previous GOAL Grant recipients must wait one grant cycle, after their third year of funding, to apply for a Game Changer Grant

Application Now Closed


GOAL (Growing Opportunities And Leaders) Grants
High-Impact Grants

Grants are awarded for $150,000 over a three-year term. Organizations will receive $50,000 per year and will be recognized as GOAL Grant recipients for the entirety of their three-year term. The number of new organizations to receive funding at this level will be evaluated each cycle based on available funds. Grants at the GOAL level are meant to help organizations make a sustainable, high-impact in their service area.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Please note:

  • Preference is given to organizations that have received funding at a Game Changer level or been an official Carolina Hurricanes Community Relations partner (ex. charity drive recipient)
  • Previous GOAL Grant recipients must wait three grant cycles, after their third year of funding, before reapplying for GOAL Grant funding
  • Innovative and unique proposals that offer branding opportunities for the Foundation and the Carolina Hurricanes are encouraged

Application Due: Tuesday, Dec. 4


Future Canes Grants
Youth Hockey Programs

Grants are awarded annually at various levels, based on available funds and organization's needs. Future Canes Grants are designed to strengthen and grow youth hockey in North Carolina, ensuring that hockey is accessible for everyone.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Application Due: Tuesday, Dec. 18

Grant Recipients

Below is a comprehensive list of Carolina Hurricanes Foundation grant recipients. Click here to learn more about the grants awarded by the Foundation in the 2017-18 season.


Spring 2018 Game Changer Grant Recipients

$5,000 Recipients

$10,000 Recipients

$15,000 Recipients

Spring 2018 Goal Grant Recipients

Spring 2018 Future Canes Grant Recipients


Spring 2017 Game Changer Grant Recipients

$5,000 Recipients

$10,000 Recipients

$15,000 Recipients

Spring 2017 Future Canes Grant Recipients


Fall 2016 GOAL Grant Recipients


Spring 2016 Game Changer Grant Recipients

$5,000 Recipients

$10,000 Recipients

$15,000 Recipients

Spring 2016 Future Canes Grant Recipients


Fall 2015 GOAL Grant Recipients


Spring 2015 Game Changer Grant Recipients

$5,000 Recipients

$10,000 Recipients

$15,000 Recipients

Spring 2015 Future Canes Grant Recipients


Fall 2014 GOAL Grant Recipients


Spring 2014 Game Changer Grant Recipients

$5,000 Recipients

$10,000 Recipients

$15,000 Recipients

Spring 2014 Future Canes Grant Recipients


Fall 2013 GOAL Grant Recipients


Spring 2013 Game Changer Grant Recipients

$5,000 Recipients

$10,000 Recipients

$15,000 Recipients

Spring 2013 Future Canes Grant Recipients


Fall 2012 GOAL Grant Recipients


Spring 2012


Fall 2011


Spring 2011


Fall 2010


Spring 2010


Fall 2009


Spring 2009


Fall 2008


Spring 2008


Fall 2007


Spring 2007


Fall 2006