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As "The Heart of the Hurricanes," the Kids 'N Community Foundation strives to meet the health and educational needs of underserved populations and strengthen youth hockey in our community through programming and financial assistance to local, youth-oriented organizations.

Grants

The Kids 'N Community Foundation accepts grant proposals from non-profit organizations that specialize in working with children. Grants from the Foundation support the on-going work of operating organizations that help needy children in the areas of health, education, and underserved populations.

Who Qualifies

To qualify for a grant from the Kids 'N Community Foundation an organization must:

  • Be a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service serving children in the state of North Carolina
  • Have a record of outstanding service in effectively and efficiently delivering programs and services that improve the lives of needy children
  • Serve children's needs in the areas of Health, Education, and Underserved Populations.
  • Deliver services which impact the lives of children, both short and long-term
  • Ensure that 100% of grant monies received from the Kids 'N Community Foundation are used for the exclusive benefit of children
  • Must be an operating organization for at least two years

If you have any questions or concerns about the grant process, please contact the Kids 'N Community Foundation Grant & Event Specialist, Gabby Pinto at (919) 861-5474 or gabbyp@carolinahurricanes.com.
 

Full List of Grant Recipients

Grant Cycles

Game Changer Grants
Grassroots Grants

  • Apply Now
    • Deadline: Aug. 21, 2017
    • Preview the application here
  • Twelve (12) total organizations will receive grants totaling $120,000
  • Three funding levels:
    • Four (4) groups at $5,000 level
    • Four (4) groups at $10,000 level
    • Four (4) groups at $15,000 level
  • Groups must apply for one of the three funding levels and cannot apply for multiple levels in one cycle
  • Grants are "all or nothing" as no partial grants will be awarded
  • All 12 final organizations will receive at least one night on the concourse for a Hurricanes game during the following season
  • Game Changer Grant recipients cannot apply for funding for the same program more than two times in a row

GOAL (Growing Opportunities And Leaders) Grants
High Impact Grants

  • Apply Now
    • Deadline: Jan. 8, 2018
  • Six (6) total non-profit children's organizations will receive $50,000 each year with a three year commitment
  • Total of $150,000 per organization over the three year term
  • Cycle will be set on a staggered pattern so that each year, two organizations roll off and two new organizations are added
  • Each year, Hurricanes staff will receive requests for funding and will invite 4-5 groups to present in-person to the KNCF Board at the spring meeting and two will be funded
  • Guidelines will be provided for the groups that present in front of the board, including a strict limit of 15 minutes total in front of the board
  • Each recipient will receive their check each year during a Hurricanes home game
  • If you receive a GOAL grant, you must wait three full years before requesting another GOAL grant and one year before applying for a Game Changer Grant

Future Canes Grants
Youth Hockey Programs

  • Apply Now
    • Deadline: Feb. 5, 2018
  • Any youth hockey organization in the state of North Carolina can apply for any amount
  • Grants will total at least $60,000 in value each year, and may range higher if funds allow

Grant Recipients

Below is a comprehensive list of Kids 'N Community Foundation grant recipients. Click here to learn more about the grants awarded by the Foundation in the 2016-17 season.

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