In addition to furthering the charitable purpose of the Foundation, all applicant organizations are subject to specific geographic eligibility requirements.
The Porter family has roots in Cleveland County, N.C., where a significant portion of the available funds will be awarded. (See history page for more information.)
In addition, the Board will accept applications from organizations in the following locations:
- Charlotte/Mecklenburg County
- Central Kentucky
- Baltimore and Central Maryland
- Central Virginia
Applications will be accepted from mission-aligned national organizations for projects with significant local/regional impact in one of the communities detailed above.