EIN 52-2204473

Golden LEAF Foundation

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Golden LEAF's mission is to increase economic opportunity in North Carolina's rural and tobacco-dependent communities through leadership in grantsmaking, collaboration, innovation, and stewardship as an independent and perpetual foundation.
Also known as...
The Golden Leaf

Program areas at Golden LEAF Foundation

The primary purpose for which this Corporation was formed is to promote the social welfare and lessen the burdens of government by receiving and distributing funds to be used to provide economic impact assistance to economically affected or tobacco-dependent regions of North Carolina. In accordance with the consent decree and final judgment in state of north Carolina V. Phillip Morris Incorporated, ET AL., 98 CVS 14377. Activities in which the corporation may engage in the state of North Carolina include, but are not limited to, the following: 1. Education Assistance- provision of funds for educational programs for tobacco farmers and other workers impacted or projected to be impacted by the decline in demand for and/or production of tobacco or tobacco products. 2. Job training and employment assistance - Provision of loans and grants, to be used for job training and other employment-related programs to organizations assisting tobacco farmers and other workers dependent on tobacco farming, production and sales to transition to other sources of income. 3. Scientific research - Provision of funding for scientific research to develop new uses for tobacco or for the development of alternative cash crops. 4. Economic hardship assistance - Provision of direct grants, loans and other assistance programs to alleviate economic hardship, poverty or need experienced by tobacco farmers, quota owners, their families and others as a result of decline in quota and/or production of tobacco or tobacco products. 5. Public works and industrial recruitment - Provision of grants and loans to local governments for upgrading utilities, transportation, and other public service infrastructure to attract new businesses or for more general economic development purposes. 6. Health and human services - Provision of funding for improved health care and other social services needed to maintain the stability of tobacco-dependent communities. 7. Community assistance - Provision of direct grants and loans to economically depressed and deteriorating tobacco-dependent communities to be used exclusively for public purposes.

Form 990s for Golden LEAF Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-03-01990View PDF
2019-062020-01-22990View PDF
2018-062019-02-21990View PDF
2017-062018-01-19990View PDF
2016-062017-04-12990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Golden LEAF Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
MCNCTo Support Rural Broadband for Economic Development, Education, Health Care, Non-Profits, & Anchor Institutions.$239,692

Grants made by Golden LEAF Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
North Carolina Rural CenterSee Part Iv$20,227,608
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...and 43 more grants made

Financials for Golden LEAF Foundation

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$42,706,990
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$16,352,323
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$26,066,446
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$390
Total revenues$85,126,149

Personnel at Golden LEAF Foundation

Scott T HamiltonPresident, Chief Executive Officer$24,296
Edward LordVice President Programs and Staff Atty$175,775
Ted LordActing President and Senior Vice President and Staff Attorney / Vice President of Programs
 Subscribe to viewDirector of Investments$112,731
 Subscribe to viewSenior Director of Administrative Services
...and 16 more key personnel

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General information
301 N Winstead Avenue
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Metro area
Rocky Mount, NC
Website URL
(252) 442-7474
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
S12: Community Improvement and Capacity Building Fund Raising and Fund Distribution
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
Parent/child status