Special Funds

Contributions may be made to support specific programs. To donate to a specific fund, write the name of the fund in the PayPal Special Instructions box or the memo line of your check.

Unrestricted Fund 
Enables support of Foundation projects and activities that further the development of the arts in North Carolina. 

Memorial Funds
Honors the life and work of an individual through support of the arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.

A+ Schools Fund
Supports the use of the arts as a catalyst for creating connections and making schools engaging, meaningful and enjoyable places to teach and learn.

SmART Initiative Fund
Funds community partnerships that use distinctive arts and cultural assets to revitalize neighborhoods and downtowns, instill a strong sense of place and pride in residents, attract creative workers and cultural visitors, and create sustainable economic development. 

African American Heritage Commission Fund 
Supports the preservation, interpretation, and promotion of African American history, arts, and culture. 

Completed Fund
In honor of former Executive Director Mary B. Regan’s 39 years of service to the arts and artists of North Carolina, the North Carolina Arts Council Board established the Mary B. Regan Community Artist Residency to support innovative artist-in-residence projects in communities in North Carolina. The award was conceived to honor Mary’s long-held beliefs in the importance of the contributions of artists and the transformative potential of creativity to community life. The NC Arts Council Foundation supported the first Regan fellow, Frank Brannon, in 2015. The North Carolina Arts Council is now supporting this program through its residency grants.