Geographic Eligibility

In addition to furthering the charitable purpose of the Foundation, all applicant organizations are subject to specific geographic eligibility requirements.

Local/Regional Organizations:

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

National Organizations:

Applications will be accepted from mission-aligned national organizations for projects with significant local/regional impact in one of the communities detailed above.