The Belk Foundation doesn’t just invest with money. The foundation invests with time, with advocacy, with action. It pursues its mission with a hands-on approach, working “on the ground” and learning by asking thoughtful questions of smart people with first-hand experience of success in education: effective teachers, administrators of schools that have defied the odds, leaders of like-minded organizations who are exceeding their goals.
The foundation is always looking for organizations that share our passion, our goals and our commitment. The Foundation conducts two grant-making cycles per year, with invitation-only final applications. Invitations for spring cycle are issued mid-February, with an April 1 final application deadline and late-May decision. Invitations for fall cycle are issued mid-August, with an October 1 final application deadline and late-November decision. The process is both firm and straightforward, because ultimately, its goal is to respect your time.