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Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Legacy does not award grants to individuals, private foundations or churches, nor does it award grants to organizations to be used as pass-through funds for another organization that is not a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization or a governmental entity. The Foundation does not ordinarily support:

  • Projects, programs or organizations that serve relatively few people
  • Church programs that do not have a separate 501(c)(3) designation
  • Conferences and travel
  • Capital or annual fundraising campaigns
  • Administrative overhead
  • Scholarships
  • Private schools
  • Research studies
  • Units of federal government
  • Political activities
  • Publication of newsletters, magazines, books and the production of videos
  • Endowment funds