Golden LEAF’s mission is to increase economic opportunities in North Carolina’s rural and tobacco-dependent communities through leadership in grantmaking, collaboration, innovation, and stewardship as an independent and perpetual foundation.
One of our foundation’s strongest and most long-standing pillars of contribution is to the Golden LEAF Scholarship. Scholarships are available to students from qualifying counties, who demonstrate financial need, to help them attend college at participating North Carolina public or private institutions and community colleges. Golden LEAF’s goal is for scholarship recipients to gain the talent, knowledge, and skills needed to help their communities thrive.
Our Team & Partnerships
The Golden LEAF Scholarship and experience is made possible by several organizations that work hand-in-hand to invest in leaders from rural communities.